Over the weekend, Katy Perry spoke at the Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner and she revealed that she did more than she did in the title of her first hit. The Pop singer talked about her lyrics, “For instance, I kissed a girl and I liked it. Truth be told, A. I did more than that.” Then she continued on with her speech, “But B. How was I going to reconcile that with a Gospel singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro conversion camps. What I did know I was curious and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress [I am wearing.]”
That is why when she released her song in 2008, she knew she started conversation that people were singing along with to this day.
As she kept on revealing stuff about her very religious upbringing, she says that she would, “Pray the Gay away,” at the Jesus camps. Then she met people who were outside her bubble and they popped what she knew.
Now she wants equality for all. She told people to listen to the little voices in our head and not the ones on their televisions and other bad influences to you.
Who knew she was so deep? I always thought of the California Gurl as just Pop manufacturing, but turns out she is more than that. Now, let’s hope she keeps talking and getting the word out there through her music that everyone is free to love whomever they want to love.