Why Katy Perry Is Off the Internet This Week
The "Firework" singer fears something lurking in the web's deepest, darkest corners
Katy Perry may “Roar” with confidence on stage, but all bets are off after the concert ends.
“In my show, I am boss daddy. I am boss mommy. They call me Boss. Everything goes through my eyes; I call all the shots, 100 percent of it. With the NFL, I have to be accountable to several levels of red tape. There are many committees I have to go through for my costumes, the budgets of my show, every interview everything, I have to report to somebody. So I am no longer the boss; I have to relinquish that control. We love this opportunity, but once you decide you’re gonna do the Super Bowl, you’re gonna have no fucking life for six months. It is the biggest thing. Anyone that’s ever done it has been scared shitless. You stay off the Internet for the five days afterward.”
“Oh my God. I’m such a big Beyonc fan. Beyonc just put out a video! You’ve got to see this video!” She’s referring to the now viral grainy, black-and-white 11-minute reel featuring a barefaced, teary-eyed Beyonc , spouting existential verse set to moody music. “I was like, Finallllly. Finally I see you. I don’t see some propaganda version of you. I see you. I relate to who you are.”