Katy Perry in Rolling Stone: The Mummy Costumes Represent Our Plastic Surgery-Obsessed Culture

Posted Wednesday July 30, 2014 2:25 PM GMT

She caused a stir on her Prismatic tour when she brought mummies on stage for a tune, and Katy Perry is speaking to Rolling Stone magazine about the reason behind the controversial stage directions.

After plenty of media outlets accused the “Dark Horse” singer of over sexualizing the stage dancers dressed up as mummies, Katy explained that it was meant to make a statement about plastic surgery and has nothing to do with ethnicity.

"As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery," the 29-year-old said. "Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T's wife, Coco. Those girls aren't African-American. But it's actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that's why there's bandages and it is mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together."

"If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn't be there," Katy continued in her interview with the mag. “I guess I'll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that's it. I know that's a quote that's gonna come to f*k me in the a**, but can't you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don't know."

Photo Credit: Peggy Sirota for Rolling Stone

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