Katy Perry Discusses Motherhood, Social Media and Taking Over Vegas

Variety’s 2021 Power of Women issue is out and the publication spoke with several women in the entertainment industry who are using their voices to benefit worthy causes, including Katy Perry.

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Katy talks about her  Firework Foundation, which aims to reach underserved communities through the arts, and her work with other organizations like the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

The singer also previews her upcoming Las Vegas residency and discusses how motherhood has changed her.

She tells the mag, “I never really truly knew about unconditional love. Obviously my mother has that for me, but I didn’t really experience it in the first-person until I had my child. And that was just a whole ‘nother level. I think I see through the eyes of a child — like my life and my art always feels playful — so it’s amazing to be able to relate to kids even in your deep 30s. And they still want to hang and find you the most fun adult in the room. That is just the biggest gift in the world.”

Perry also talked about not being in any rush to lose the baby weight.  “I really enjoyed my experience. I’m still 10 pounds bigger than when I started, but I’m not in a rush, it’s been a year,” she said. “I’m more interested in her happiness and my happiness and mental health. Hormones are…pretty interesting.”

Katy is getting ready to kick off her Las Vegas residency and she told Variety, “This is an accumulation of everything I’ve been able to offer and the hits and what the people like…people are there to be entertained and, I think, escape, which in some ways is so necessary for our stress. So, it’s going to be big, colorful and it will have a level of humor to it that is probably the weirdest I’ve ever done…I feel like we have the most unique show that a musician has ever brought to Vegas.”

She also added that having a residency is perfect for this time in her life. “It’s such a great gig. I’m doing 40 shows a year. I’m able to see my baby. I get to take her to school. I’m also going to be able to do a lot of other things,” she said. “It’s not the world tour, which I will go on eventually again, but it’s great. I’ve actually never played on a stage that is the same stage, so I think that there’s going to be a lot of technical advantages.”

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Read the full interview here.

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