One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
"It’s going to be amazing. Forget about the candy and all that stuff and take it to the next level. She’s grown up."
Johnny also elaborated on the meaning behind the name of the new album, Prism, saying:
"Prism takes light and it shoots it back out, so it’s her just taking it all in and then shining out her light on her fans."
We've got our arms wide open and we are READY for that light to shine on us, Katy!
Are U excited or what???
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]