Katy Perry is Vogue's May cover girl and she looks bomb!
The singer's shorter platinum locks work so well with the bright red and bold Comme des Garcons outfit they strapped her into, and there's so much more craziness where that came from in the spread.
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But more compelling than the quirky fashion, perhaps, is Katy's discussion of her new, more political image.
Regarding her embarking on a more "purposeful" sound, she said:
"I've seen behind the curtain, and I can't go back. I used to be the queen of innuendo, everything done with a wink. Now I want to be the queen of subtext—which is a cousin to innuendo, but it's got more purpose. I don't think you have to shout it from the rooftops, but I think you have to stand for something, and if you're not standing for anything, you're really just serving yourself, period, end of story. ‘California Gurls' and fluffy stuff would be completely inauthentic to who I am now and what I've learned. I do believe we need a little escapism, but I think that it can't all be that. If you have a voice you have a responsibility to use it now, more than ever."
Post-election, she admits she had to fight to come to terms with everything:
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