Katy Perry Thinks Fame is "Disgusting"

Posted Wednesday August 6, 2014 11:13 AM GMT

She’s one of the biggest pop stars around, but Katy Perry didn’t dream of being a famous singer.

In more clips from her Rolling Stone interview, the “Roar” beauty revealed that she thinks fame of “disgusting” and also revealed an important lesson she learned from her divorce from comedy actor Russell Brand.

Check out more highlights from Katy’s Rolling Stone interview below!

On discovering her signature, glammed-up look:
"Just someone decided to pay for hair and makeup. That's all. I was like, ‘This is cool. My eyes look even more anime now. Great.' It wasn't that deep; it was just kind of experimenting."

On experimenting musically:
"I think I have a lot of different personalities inside of me concerning music, and I love a lot of different things, and I like to try things, and I'm inspired by a lot of different things, and I feel like I don't ever want to be just one genre, you know? I want to maybe break the ideas of what boundaries pop stars should be in, you know? I want to do an acoustic record and do a tour that's all theaters and just have my acoustic guitar and my Telecaster and people would be like, 'What the f*ck?' I'm waiting to play that ace in a couple of years and it will be so exciting. Because I know I've had that up my sleeve for so long. I don't have to prove anything to anyone because I know who I am."

On what she learned from her divorce:
"Now I know – first and foremost, self-love, and then give love away. Back then it was mostly just me giving love away with no self-love. I went through my 'return of Saturn,' is what they call it. It's this kind of astrological thing they talk about, when the planet Saturn comes to teach you lessons, and either you reject them or accept them. And I accepted those lessons that I needed to learn. And if you reject them, it's your midlife crisis that comes around at 50."

On fame:
"I never wanted to be famous. That's a byproduct of what I do. Fame is truly a byproduct of the dream that I had. People want to be recognized for their work, but nobody wants to be famous for nothing. Fame is, I think, disgusting. And it's really hard to separate your public life from your personal life. Useless fame is disgusting. I think if you've got a talent or something to offer, a creative thing to offer to the world, then I think that's beautiful. But that famous for nothing thing is kind of gross. It's a bummer. And, you know, I only ever just wanted to make music and be on stage and play, and offer up my perception of how I view the world, through the songs that I write. But then there's a lot of different things that come with it, and I call them trade-offs. I can't necessarily go downstairs and, like, touch the tree, but I can do a lot of other things."

Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota for Rolling Stone