Katy Perry graces the Harper’s Bazaar’s December cover, and in the interview, the star talks about being Mrs. Brand, her risqué style, body image, and more.
On her husband, Russell Brand and his spiritual quest: “I always knew I wanted a great man of God, someone who was going to be an inspiration for people and also be a lovely husband and father,” she says. “We’re at different places in our lives, but we can still grow together. He’s thought-provoking, articulate, a real advocate. I also definitely wanted to have a laugh. I have all that in him.”
She is part of a new wave of pop stars—among them, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Fergie— but her fellow quick-change artists are more sisters than competitors: “We’re all unique. That’s why we all win and we all can exist. People don’t want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn’t do what Rihanna does. I couldn’t do what Gaga does. They can’t do what I do.”
On her image: “I’m kind of a good girl—and I’m not,” she says. “I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.”
The December issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands November 23.
Photo credit: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar.