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Katy Perry Billboard Magazine

Love is definitely something that Katy Perry takes seriously.

After writing tons of songs about kissing girls, falling in love, and breaking up, the “Fireworks” singer has found a match that’s brought out a whole new side of her.

Katy recently covered Billboard Magazine for this month, and on top of looking gorgeous, she captures our attention in her interview.

She is currently dating John Mayer, and the issue dabbles deeper into how much their relationship means to her.

About an interview she did with Barbara Walters towards the end of her marriage:

“I shouldn’t have done the interview: I was playing Madison Square Garden that same night, and I knew that the end of my marriage was coming. I was just exhausted and stressed. I’d prepped everyone that I was running late, but Barbara showed up at the original time anyway. When I got there, I apologized immediately, but then she said to me, ‘You know, I’ve only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?’ I was like, ‘Oh, snap! Yes, b—-h!’ I think it’s the coolest thing that Barbara Walters shaded me. I just couldn’t tell her as we were sitting down for a mega-interview, ‘Hey, my marriage is falling apart. Give me a break.’”

On her beau John Mayer:

“He literally is a genius, as is evident from his songwriting. I always tell him, ‘Darling, you know I’m going to have to give your mind to science after you’ve passed, because we’re going to have to understand how all these sparks work.’ We’ll be in bed, and he’ll be doing the crossword puzzle. Every night, he tries to finish it in under 10 minutes. When he puts his mind to something, he really gets it done very well. I always ask for his help.”

On where she sees herself in the future:

I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell. As I inch towards my 30s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album. That’s where I started when I was first discovered by Glen Ballard and got my first record deal. We’ll see—I can’t get ahead of myself. I’m still doing the work: I’m a good balance of left and right brain, and to be an artist with a long career, you’ve got to have both. One thing John [Mayer] said to me was, ‘It’s harder maintaining success than finding it.’ I’ve got a few records under my belt, and I still feel like a brand-new artist. People still want that truth to cut through.”

On how the song “By The Grace Of God” talks about her considering suicide:

“That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, ‘Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?’ All the songs are real-life moments. I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.”

Thank goodness she didn’t really do any damage! We’re so glad to see that Katy has found a person that completes her and matches her intelligence!

Check out the rest of the interview on Billboard!

SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Billboard Magazine

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