Normally, we don’t have much to say about Katy Perry — or, really, anyone who has had a radio hit since 1994. Her music is basically regurgitated, computerized spittle, catchy like a car commerical jingle and without any staying power whatsoever. Now, if she would only stop posing in her lingerie on the cover of Rolling Stone and avoid discussing her early religious brainwashing, we could totally ignore her.
As it is, this interview is very revealing (and not in the photographic sense.) Perry, who wrote a big #1 about lesbian makeouts, comes from a bizarre religious upbringing… and for that, she is a much more interesting person than we previously suspected:
"I wasn’t ever able to say I was ‘lucky’ because my mother would rather us say that we were blessed, and she also didn’t like that lucky sounded like Lucifer," she told the magazine, which hits newsstands Friday. "Deviled eggs were called ‘angelled’ eggs. I wasn’t allowed to eat Lucky Charms, but I think that was the sugar. I think my mom lied to me about that one."
Perry, who has the word "Jesus" tattooed on her wrist, admits that her parents channeled God regularly. "Speaking in tongues is as normal to me as ‘Pass the salt.’ It’s a secret, direct prayer language to God," she explained, adding that her father is the one who can speak in tongues with her mother acting as translator. "That’s their gift," she said. [MTV News]