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Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” may have been a hit on all the pop charts, but after people witnessed the accompanying culturally appropriative costumes in the video and her Prismatic tour, some started to second-guess Ms. Perry’s intentions. And with all the negative feedback, of course it was only a matter of time before the singer responded.

As Rolling Stone magazine’s newest cover girl, Katy defends her costume choices and also opens up about her take on kids and relationships. While her cover photo might be a gorgeous explosion of color – from the bright green hair streaks to the psychedelic rainbow printed top – her interview isn’t all that colorful. In fact, we’re still trying to fully understand everything she’s talking about. Here are some of the highlights…

While defending the “Dark Horse” video, tour costumes, and big-behind backup dancers, Katy claims that her intention was not to offend anyone:

“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. 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’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together … It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn’t be there, because I’m very sensitive to people.”

She may be sensitive to other people’s feelings when it comes to race and body image, but as for her take on men, she doesn’t beat around the bush. In the past, her relationships with John Mayer and ex-husband Russell Brand were highly publicized, but since her splits, she says she doesn’t need a man or relationship:

“I don’t need a dude. We are living in the future; we don’t need anything. I don’t think I’ll have to, but we’ll see. I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.”

By “option,” Katy is referring to the possibility of having kids. Katy might not need a man to procreate, but she wants to at least be completely present for her kids:

“I want to be doing that in the right time, and that’s not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it’s in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it. I don’t really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over.”

Seems like Katy has some parts of her life figured out. But we still have just a bit of advice: Make better (see: less offensive) outfit choices.

See what else Katy has to say when the issue hits stands in August.


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