“Everybody’s getting naked,” Katy Perry lamented to NPR host Scott Simon in an interview that aired Saturday, Oct. 26. “I mean, I’ve been naked before, but I don’t feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed,” she said of her pop star counterparts who are becoming increasingly focused on stripping down.
Although Perry, 29, refused to discuss “anyone in particular,” the “Roar” singer suggested in her interview that her fellow female artists — “all of them” — simply “put it away.”
Perry’s comments follow a particularly skimpily-clothed year of young female pop stars, including a naked Miley Cyrus, 20, swinging on a wrecking ball, Rihanna, 25, stripping down for magazine covers and Nicki Minaj, 30, shocking her social media followers with unwarranted pictures. “I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked,” remarked Perry in the pre-recorded session. In an odd overlap of commentary and action, Lady Gaga, 27, stripped down while on stage in a London nightclub on Saturday, Oct. 26 as she performed her new single, “Venus.”
Perry, however, understands she should not be the judge of pop stars’ lack of apparel these days. The California Gurls crooner, who appeared nude in the music video, admitted to NPR, “I’ve taken it out here and there. And I’m not necessarily judging.”
She added, “I’m just saying sometimes it’s nice to play that card but also it’s nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don’t always have to use that card.”