Katy Perry scored the December cover of Harper's Bazaar, which will be available later this month on the 23rd. The newlywed star, who was spotted on her honeymoon with Russell Brand in the Maldives over the weekend, spoke to a writer from the magazine about her life as a pop star and the competition she gets from other singers. Katy also shared about Russell, revealing her thoughts on how well they complement each other. She said:
- On her husband, Russell: "I always knew I wanted a great man of God, someone who was going to be an inspiration for people and also be a lovely husband and father. We're at different places in our lives, but we can still grow together. He's thought-provoking, articulate, a real advocate. I also definitely wanted to have a laugh. I have all that in him."
- On her pop star competitors like Lady Gaga and Rihanna: "We're all unique. That's why we all win and we all can exist. People don't want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn't do what Rihanna does. I couldn't do what Gaga does. They can't do what I do."
- On her image: "I'm kind of a good girl—and I'm not. I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That's what the stories in my music do."
Photos courtesy Alexi Lubomirski for Harper's Bazaar