Katy Perry Reveals Her Thoughts on Feminism

Posted Monday March 17, 2014 8:00 PM GMT

She’s never been on to hold back her opinions, and now Katy Perry reveals what “feminism” really means to her.

During her interview with Australia’s “Today Show” on Monday (March 17), the “Firework” hitmaker declared being a feminist should mean you love yourself.

“I used to not really understand what that word meant,” Miss Perry admitted. “But now I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men- so, sure!”

She then added, “I am a strong woman. Hear me roar!”

Although Katy can fully state she’s a feminist now, she hasn’t always felt this way about herself. While accepting the Woman of the Year Billboard award, she stated, “I’m not a feminist, but I do believe in the power of women.”