Katy Perry opens up about kissing girls and her Christian upbringing in the June issue of Vanity Fair. In the interview, the quirky singer, who became a household name with her hit "I Kissed a Girl," admits that she's indeed had same-sex smooches but didn't discuss it until now because she felt her male interviewers were sleazy. Perry, the daughter of evangelical Christian ministers, also says that she was raised in a very "non-accepting" family and didn't have a childhood. Besides only being allowed to read the Bible, she was banned from saying the words "deviled eggs" and "Dirt Devil.
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That year, cherry ChapStick symbolized and sensualized bisexuality in a titillating and revolutionary way, as Perry, "so brave, drink in hand," detailed her fleeting, fruity lip-lock with a girl for a mainstream audience. She liked it. The second single from her Capitol Records debut, One of the Boys , "I Kissed a Girl" was a far cry from the more wholesome fare of Perry's beginnings as a contemporary Christian singer. McKee was thrown by the song's bi-curious theme, and says she talked to Perry about its "surprising" content. She tells Billboard the topic is "kind of sensitive.
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It was released on April 28, , by Capitol Records as the lead single from the record. Luke , with additional production from Benny Blanco. Perry stated its lyrics are "about the magical beauty of a woman". The song sparked controversy for its homosexual themes, but in retrospect has been viewed as the beginning to LGBT awareness in pop music. The song topped the US Billboard Hot chart for seven consecutive weeks, becoming the 1,th number-one song of the rock era.
Listen to Katy Perry's song "I Kissed a Girl" right now, and you might feel a bit different about it than you did 10 years ago. Yes, it's still as catchy as ever—Perry's throaty vocals are strong and the sledgehammer beat means business—but the lyrics might give you pause. Throughout the song, Perry bemoans the fact that kissing girls isn't what "good girls do" and that she hopes her boyfriend doesn't "mind" her experimentation.