Perry’s spiritual vision

Katy Perry has her own version of God.

Katy Perry has her own version of God, said Amy Wallace in GQ. The daughter of missionary parents, the pop star grew up practicing a strict form of Christianity. She was forbidden from listening to rock ’n’ roll, watching racy movies, or eating Lucky Charms—because luck evokes Lucifer. In private, the young Perry didn’t think of God in that puritanical way. “I lay on my back one night and prayed, ‘God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can’t see my feet when I’m lying down?” At age 11, “God answered my prayers. I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually.” After leaving her California home at age 17 to pursue a music career, Perry abandoned many of her parents’ teachings. She now believes in a “cosmic energy that is bigger than me. I see everything through a spiritual lens. I believe in astrology. I believe in aliens.” Really? “I look up at the stars and imagine, ‘How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?’ I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better”—she campaigned for the president in the 2012 election—“I’m going to ask him that question. It just hasn’t been appropriate yet.”

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