Katy Perry gave an emotional speech at the National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles over the weekend and opened up about her sexual experiences with women.
The ‘I Kissed A Girl’ hitmaker admitted she has done “more than” her famous song title describes, and had intimate moments with members of the same sex when she was younger.
Despite her strict religious upbringing, the 33-year-old star explored her sexuality and said she was always curious and sexuality isn’t as straightforward as being gay or straight.
She said: “I’m just a singer and songwriter, honestly. I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite size pop songs. For instance, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it.’ Truth be told, I did more than that.
“However, 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 was I was curious and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t black and white. And honestly, I haven’t always gotten it right but in 2008 when that song came out I knew that I started a conversation and a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along, too.”
Katy was previously married to Russell Brand and recently split from Orlando Bloom, and admitted that she tried to “pray the gay away” as a teenager but meeting LGBT people when she got older helped to change her perspective.
She explained: “I found my gift and my gift introduced me to people outside my bubble and my bubble started to burst. These people were nothing like I had been taught to fear. They were the most free, strong, kind and inclusive people I have ever met. They stimulated my mind, and they filled my heart with joy, and they danced with joy while doing it. These people are actually magic, and they are magic because they are living their truth.”
Whether newly single Katy she’s trying to tell us that she’s got her eye on a woman, we can’t say. But we hope she finds whatever love and happiness she’s looking for because we think Katy is ace.