Katy Perry Reveals Regrets Over Hit Single I Kissed A Girl

Perry reckons the lyrics of her breakthrough hit adhere to certain stereotypes.

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Katy Perry shot to fame in 2008 with the pop-based declaration that she kissed a girl and she liked it.

But that was 2008 and 10 years on it would appear that Perry has been turned off the idea of kissing other women – or, at least, singing about it.

Speaking in an interview with Glamour, the pop megastar admitted that she has some regrets when it comes to the lyrics of her breakthrough hit “I Kissed A Girl”.

To Perry’s way of thinking, the world has gone through some pretty major changes in attitude since then – turning the song into something of a relic from a bygone era.

“That was in 2008 when it came out. I think we’ve really changed, conversationally, in the past ten years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity,” Perry said.

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In fact, Perry went as far as to say she would consider rewriting it:

“If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it. Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes in it. Your mind changes so much in ten years, and you grow so much. What’s true for you can evolve.”

The comments could ultimately see Perry opt against performing the hit song live in any gigs meaning we may have heard the last of Perry kissing girls for the foreseeable future.

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Written by Perry along with Max Martin, Cathy Dennis and Lukasz Gottwald, I Kissed A Girl sold over 4.7 million digital copies in the US alone.

It also generated a lot of criticism with AllMusic concluding that “the problem is not with Katy’s gender-bending, it’s that her heart isn’t in it; she’s just using it to get her places, so she sinks to crass, craven depths.”

Perry even told Santa Barbara magazine at the time: “I like to kiss boys, but there is no doubt in my mind if Angelina Jolie or Gisele Bündchen came a callin’, who wouldn’t pucker up?” She also insisted to The New Gay that the song was about “fantasy” and “curiosity”.

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It would appear that Perry’s curiosity has now been well and truly satisfied.

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