Katy Perry on Barack Obama: ‘I Might Have Won Wisconsin for Him’

By Shannon Carlin

Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Jay Z and Beyoncé all stumped for President Obama in the 2012 election. But it’s Katy Perry who is really the reason Obama was able to bring change to America. At least according to the California girl herself.

In the cover story for February’s issue of GQPerry gets on the topic of the President, noting that she feels she helped nab him in the win in a certain swing state.

“I might have won Wisconsin for him,” she said before backtracking a bit. “Actually, I didn’t do too much, but he called on me a couple of times. Which was very nice.”

How did they get on the topic of Obama, you ask? Well, Perry was just talking about her belief in aliens, telling the reporter, “I see everything through a spiritual lens,” she says. “I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens.”

Katy Perry performs at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in 2012. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)Katy Perry performs at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in 2012. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

“I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?” she continued. “I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I’m going to ask him that question. It just hasn’t been appropriate yet.”

The article, which has her admitting she prayed for breasts so big she “can’t see my feet when I’m lying down,” takes a closer look at backstage happenings before Perry’s performance at the American Music Awards. The performance was flagged as racist for her geisha getup, which was a mix between a kimono and a Chinese cheongsam that some noted was more revealing than a Chinese woman would wear.

In the piece she talks about why she decided on the geisha act, saying she loves spectacle, and she loves Japan calling it “the capital of adorableness.” She also thought the theme fits the song, “Unconditionally,” which was written about John Mayer after they broke up.

In the article, Perry also talks about her relationship with Mayer, which is back on. But don’t expect Perry, who split from husband Russell Brand in 2011, to rush to the altar. “I think that I needed to grow up,” she said. “I’m just having a wonderful experience with a wonderful guy. There’s no rush.”

The issue of GQ with Perry hits stands Tuesday, Jan. 22.


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