interviews, musicians

“I’m Kind Of a Good Girl And I’m Not"


Katy Perry graces Harper’s Bazaar’s December cover, and in the interview, Katy opens up about her marriage to Russell Brand, her sense of style, and more. And the inside editorial captures another side of Katy: the sophisticated femme fatale. When asked about her image, Katy says, “I’m kind of a good girl–and I’m not. 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.”


About her husband Russell Brand and his spiritual quest, Katy explains, “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.”

Katy 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,” she states. “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.”

Are you guys fans of Katy Perry–her image and her music? I’m just curious!


The December issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands November 23. Photo Credit: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar.