Some people have suggested that Lady GaGa and Katy Perry must be in some kind of rivalry because their singles were vying for the top spot in the charts at the same time and I guess because they’re both female pop stars. And while Katy has undeniably done way, WAY better than GaGa this time around, Katy wants to clear the air and let you all know that there’s no bad blood between them and there’s room enough for everyone in this here business of show.
From Entertainment Weekly:
“Gaga and I like to publicly dismiss it because it’s not healthy. You want to feel music. You want it to resonate and relate to you. You can’t look at it like a competition because you ruin the reason why you love music. But I think that sometimes our fan groups are so big and strong, they use it as ammunition.”
Well, no, what you mean to say is that Lady GaGa’s fans are absolutely fucking horrendous and probably the worst fans out there. You so much as note that Mother Monster had a bad day and they’re quick to tell you to get AIDS and die. Really lovely group of people, they are. KatyCats are bitches quite often, but they’re not going to wish death and destruction upon you.
Anyway, Katy, we’re not stupid – it’s not a competition if you’re clearly winning. Get it, girl.
November 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
That video of Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson doing drunk karaoke to a Boyz II Men song at Dimples in Burbank makes my life. It’s so good, you guys. They are so wasted! Rob is so hopeless! Katy is so pretty (as always, ugh)! It looks so fun and I hate going out/drinking/karaoke! What’s not to love about this?
Well, Katy doesn’t like that you’ve seen it at all, as apparently the video is from 2008 and it was PRIVATE, so why the hell did it have to show up online?
From 2Dayfm in Australia:
“That’s the media for you, nothing is sacred, not even karaoke. We were just hanging out, one of my friends is a mutual friend, and we got wasted and did karaoke as you do.
“Eight years later, it finally fucking shows up on the internet!”
First of all, I will say that the video does NOT look 8 years old. It looks like it could’ve been taken yesterday (although I suppose Rob’s Wolverine status hair was very ’08), but that’s neither here nor there. Second of all, I feel like they MUST have had a fling at some point, right? I mean, look at her on his lap! That shit is way too cozy and I think they’d make a great couple.
I do feel bad for celebs because they can’t do shit without it being public fodder. Like, even a private night out with friends doing karaoke ends up online nearly a decade later, so no, nothing’s “sacred” (though I don’t quite think that saying applies here). Then again, it is only karaoke! I know it’s the principal of the matter and all that, but I won’t apologize for seeing it!
November 1, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
I actually went to dinner with [Jagger] one time, and he hit on me when I was like 18! …but that was a long time ago, and since then he’s been very kind and I got to sing ‘Beasts of Burden’ on their stage with him on their tour on the Rolling Stone tour.
Mick Jagger’s publicist gave this stuffy reply:
Mick Jagger categorically denies that he has ever made a pass at Katy Perry…Perhaps she is confusing him with someone else.
Dude, come on. Even I would hit on an 18-year-old Katy Perry. I’d hit on her any year. I’d hit on her 40 years from now. And I’m straight and have a boyfriend. Jagger’s publicist shouldn’t have released a statement, because now it just makes Jagger look old and stuffy and makes it seem like he really did hit on her. I absolutely believe that a little flirting went down. And that’s okay, dude. Maybe she creeped him out by asking him for a lock of his hair.
Professionally, things are going great for Ms. Perry — Prism is at the top of the charts and that can’t be denied.
October 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Katy Perry‘s new album, Prism, may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s sure as shit mine and I love it (and her), so I’m really pleased that it’s debuted in the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 album charts! Prism sold 286,000 copies in its first week, which is the best debut by a female artist in 2013 – even better than Miley‘s 270,000! Get it, girl!
Prism is doing even better than Teenage Dream did back in 2010 – that one only sold 192,000 its first week. Oh, snap – moving on up! The sales apparently were higher than the album in second and ninth places combined. Love it.
Have you listened to Prism yet? Will you? Also, for those who have, can we all agree ‘Birthday’ is a criminally underrated song? Not lyrically, but the melody is SO GOOD.
October 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Katy Perry has turned a corner in life, and she’s gone from shooting whipped cream out of her tits to encouraging her fellow pop stars to cover up and put some clothes on. I have to say, I’m sort of with her on this, not because feminism doesn’t mean a woman can get ass naked whenever she so chooses but because the women who go down this route tend to begin to rely on it and end up being reduced only to the amount of “sexy” Instagram pics they can take. It’s not really a good look.
Anyhow, here’s what Katy had to say to NPR about it all:
“Everybody’s getting naked! I mean, I’ve been naked before but I don’t feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. I’m not talking about anyone in particular, I’m talking about all of them! I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked. It’s like, put it away.”
“We know you’ve got it. I got it too. I’ve taken it off here and there. And I’m not necessarily judging. I’m just saying, sometimes it’s nice to play that card but also it’s nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don’t always have to use that card.”
Ha. I mean, again, that does sorta seem like a dig at Rihanna and several other of her “friends” in the biz, but who knows, maybe she says this to them, too. And frankly, I’m sorta with what she’s saying… but I would be a terrible feminist if I didn’t just say, you know, live and let live. Everyone wear as much or as little as you want… just do it because that’s what YOU like, not what you think is going to sell records or make you more famous. Just… stick to making drunk karaoke videos or something?
October 29, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry and Rob Pattinson are just friends — she fully admits that she farts in front of him — so what do we think of this “friendly” video of them singing Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You” at karaoke together? At one point she’s sitting on his lap. Looks a wee bit too friendly.
They’re singing at Dimples in Burbank which is the WORST. KARAOKE PLACE. EVER. The owner is this old man who is super creepy and pervy. If you’re there to celebrate anything — birthday, bachelor/ette party, anniversary, whatever — he’ll come up to you with a shot with whipped cream on it and say, “Do your blow job shot.” And you’re like, “What???” and he says, “Do a blow job” and pushes the shot in your face. It’s so odd. I get that he’s been there for decades but that shouldn’t give him the right to be creepy as f-ck. I guarantee you he made both of them do his precious blow job shots.
Anyway, you’re prob gonna wanna watch the video before it gets taken down. Thoughts??
P.S. Still no video of Lohan’s karaoke nightmare has surfaced. :(