Katy Perry strikes a sexy pose for the new issue of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. In the cover story, the beautiful 26-year-old singer discusses a variety of topics, from body issues and her breasts to her political awakening, the aim of her music, and seeing the good side in all things. “I see everything in color. When I see road construction and they have those little things on the road, I see them as candy canes. I try and find the cute in all things in life.”

Katy admits that, “Since the age of nine all I’ve wanted to do is share my perspective and hopefully help people through my music, whether it just makes someone smile or a song becomes someone’s mantra for life or a motto or whatever. I’m not a dummy. I know ‘California Gurls’ isn’t going to save the world. But I got a lot of heart from my upbringing, and I put a lot of heart in my songs.”

However, speaking about all the negative reviews, the singer says that numbers always reflect the truth. “Whenever people ask me about having bad reviews, I’m like, ‘Have you seen the run I’ve had? Have you seen the numbers? Numbers do not lie,’?” she told the magazine.

Katy Perry for Rolling Stone

Katy Perry for Rolling Stone

Katy Perry for Rolling Stone

As for her body issues, Katy recalls how she used to tape down her breasts until she was 19. “I started praying for [breasts] when I was, like, 11. And God answered that prayer above and beyond, by, like, 100 times, until I was like, ‘Please, stop, God. I can’t see my feet anymore. Please stop!’ I was a lot more rectangular then. I didn’t understand my body. Someone in sixth grade called me ‘Over-the-shoulder boulder holder.’ I didn’t know I could use them. So, what I did was, I started taping them down. How long did I tape them down for? Probably until I was about 19. And, no, I don’t have any psychological pain because of it,” she confesses.

On her husband, Russell Brand, Katy says that, “He’s changed so much. If I have a hangover, I look at him and say, ‘How the f*** did you do heroin every day, when I can’t even have three glasses of wine and not want to ever drink again?’ I’m so happy he lived, of course. God bless him.”

Perry told ‘Rolling Stone‘ that she has recently experienced a political awakening. “It just feels like the thing running our country is a bank, money. I know it sounds like an intense viewpoint, but I’m only slowly but surely getting the wool taken off my eyes. When I was a kid, I asked questions about my faith. Now I’m asking questions about the world,” the singer says.

She also added that, “I think we are largely in desperate need of revolutionary change in the way our mindset is. Our priority is fame, and people’s wellness is way low. I say this knowing full well that I’m a part of the problem. I’m playing the game, though I am trying to reroute. Anyway, not to get all politically divulging and introspective, but the fact that America doesn’t have free health care drives me f****** absolutely crazy, and is so wrong.”

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