Katy Perry Covers ‘Only Girl (In The World)’, ‘Big Pimpin’ & ‘Whip My Hair’

Published: Monday 21st Feb 2011 by Sam

Pop starlet Katy Perry kicked off her ‘California Dreams’ world tour in Lisbon, Portugal last night. During her set, the recently married singer served up renditions of pal Rihanna‘s chart smash ‘Only Girl (In The World)’, Jay Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’, as well as Willow Smith‘s ‘Whip My Hair’.

How did Katy fare? Find out after the jump…

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Not bad.

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  1. нoɴey_в_ғerry˙·٠•●♥ February 21, 2011

    HOT HOT HOT

    RI RI CAN´T SING !!!

  2. Simhanna February 21, 2011

    I likeeeee it 🙂
    She sang, “Big Pimin” well.
    Katy’s cute!!!!

  3. Joelle Joseph February 21, 2011

    I love Katy Perry and love the rendition! It was very sweet of her to do it for Rihanna’s B- Day! And the Jay- Z was hilarious!!! To0o0 cute! And willow is really making a name for herself with people like Katy Perry doing covers of her song!

  4. dapope9 February 21, 2011

    NICE!!!!!

  5. Nandi-Ayanna February 21, 2011

    that was actually really good! go katy!

  6. quanberg February 21, 2011

    She made it her own !!! !

  7. DirrtyHancock February 21, 2011

    SHE GOT CAUGHT FLUTE-SYNCHING!!!! (2:15) Pop star fuckery has no end.

  8. RONALDMATTERS.COM February 21, 2011

    BETTER THAN RIHANNA!!!!

    She needs to sang the WIllow Smith lyrics tho…iDont know what that was she was saying …

  9. LAMB 4 LIFE February 21, 2011

    BETTER than R****

  10. Sugaranice February 21, 2011

    I thought it was terrible..

  11. scorpio February 21, 2011

    LOL @ Katy showing her girl up.

  12. SWEXY February 21, 2011

    please so obvious Rihanna is running things!!!

  13. NICK February 21, 2011

    it was cute, a nice lil tribute (I guess), I just cant take K Perry seriously honey….she cute tho

  14. UGh February 21, 2011

    did she just pretend to play the flute and missed the cue for when the back track played it?…..lmao

  15. Royalkev February 21, 2011

    That was nice!

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  16. RoyalKev is a Homosexual February 21, 2011

    Karaoke? Sad.

  17. MissImpartial February 21, 2011

    She was decent. Not amazing or ground braking. Would not want to pay to see her live or for free.

    As for Rihanna it is really bad for an artist when others who cover your song sing it better live than you i.e Katy and Willow.

  18. GangsterA February 21, 2011

    that was good dare i say better than rihanna the jay-z cover was hilarious

  19. salz February 21, 2011

    i like it!
    go katy!!!

  20. sane beyhanna stan February 21, 2011

    I love katy but this proves anyone wrong who though only girl was generic enough for katy or any of rihs pop contemporaries to take on live. Katy didn’t do it justice at all although I appreaciate her attempt at an acoustic version of the song.

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    [email protected] The Flute.

  22. jmari February 21, 2011

    That is sad when another can sing your song better than you live and acoustic at that when you can’t even sing it with a backing track. Good Job katy she’s not that Bad

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  24. Oscar February 21, 2011

    SWEXY
    February 21, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    please so obvious Rihanna is running things!!!

    It really is! Did Rihanna cover Katy’s song on the LGOE tour?
    Will she be doing so on the Loud Tour? Oh ok…….We see who the f*** is running things!

    Rihanna Checklist.

    *Bestfriend singing my s*** at HER concert. ? CHECK!
    *Finished outstanding Half-Time Show for my 23rd Birthday.? CHECK!
    *Former Idol (Beyonce) mad because her man looking at me. ?CHECK!
    *Got Beyonce where she belongs….(In her seat)? CHECK!
    *S&M climbing up the charts.? CHECK!
    *Still giving Trent & Sam a reason to stay alive? CHECK!
    *Preparing for Sold-Out Australian Tour.? CHECK!
    *Partied hard as hell last night.?CHECK!
    *Not worried about Bey, Brit or Gaga? Hell No!
    *Still a Bad b****? CHECK!!!!!!!!!

  25. AuntieJackie February 21, 2011

    So cute! I love her. She has a pretty good voice and a great stage presence. Too bad I can’t say the same of her best friend…

  26. The Truth February 21, 2011

    I’m not a big Katy Perry fan but I thought this was cute. Nice acoustic performance of the songs. She did “Only Girl” better than RiRi to me without all the whailing. Thought it was sweet she said Happy Birthday!

  27. Aaron February 21, 2011

    Awful cover of Only Girl. Some songs cannot be converted from dance to ballad.

  28. Neickha February 21, 2011

    She did a great job. Ha Ha she’s crazy cool.

  29. None Ya February 21, 2011

    Lol @these stans mentioning Bey. I see the Queen has got you pressed.
    Anyway though…..Katy did fine! Only Girl, B.P., and WMH was nice. The flute…….

  30. Y’all are too fake February 21, 2011

    Rihanna may sell , but the b**** can’t sing, she can show her tits and ass as much as she wants it will never improve her voice quality.

  31. Gucci February 21, 2011

    This post was so predictable. In all honesty, everyone who watched it know that this cover was vocally horrible. And it doesn’t surprise me that the pressed and in here talking about Katy’s stage presence when her ass was sitting on a chair.

    Clearly this was meant to antagonize, and it didn’t work.
    And while you sat at your windows 94 desktop pressed as hell, your fave is struggling for a bite to eat.

    Girl bye.

  32. BENJAMIN February 21, 2011

    Surprisingly not bad. A slower rendition of Only Girl is wayyy better.

  33. AuntieJackie February 21, 2011

    Gucci is pressed because her fav’s best friend can command a stage better sitting down than that b**** can stiffly gyrating around the stage. Get outta here.

  34. DANNY B February 22, 2011

    You guys are so pressed and slow…. The whole Flute-lip-syncing thing was a JOKE ! She was being FUNNY ! Geezzzuusssss

    OMG

  35. Gucci February 22, 2011

    @AuntieJackie

    Girl I suggest you invest in a life support machine. Your fave’s career needs it. I love Katy, but she was sitting on a chair and you’re saying she has stage presence. It makes me wonder if you even watched her or you just jumped your jobless ass in here to throw shade and end up sounding stupid in the process. Chile…

    You can stay pressed.

  36. AuntieJackie February 22, 2011

    @ Gucci

    Yes, she was on a chair and she was still a better singer and had a better presence than Robyn Fenty on her best day, standing on her feet. That’s the point, but your not to good at seeing the obvious. After all, you think Rihanna can sing.

    Jobless? That’s cute. My fav’s career is on life support? You don’t even know who my fav is, which is why you didn’t mention a name. Nice try b****. But you fail.

  37. sane beyhanna stan February 22, 2011

    @gucci
    Lmao *death* @ you slaying nay sayers!

  38. thicksauce22 February 22, 2011

    lol

  39. thicksauce22 February 22, 2011

    i just love katy

  40. SWEXY February 22, 2011

    Rihanna is running things

    Even little Willow is tryin to copy her…

    And no this song sounds far better when Rihanna sings it…

  41. ChEeRfUl CyNiC XD February 22, 2011

    NEITHER CAN SING BUT KATY IS THE LESSER OF 2 EVILS BIG PIMPIN MADE ME CRINGE A BIT

  42. lj February 22, 2011

    UMMM NO.

  43. LTM February 22, 2011

    katy is amazing!!!!

  44. Firework February 22, 2011

    lmaoo I actually thought she was playin , I was like awwww…and then I noticed she was flutesynching lmaoooo #Fail!!!
    Whips my hair was #Fail!! bt Only gyal was okayyy

  45. Gucci February 22, 2011

    @AuntieJackie

    Girl you stan for Chris Brown. You think I don’t see through you hun? You pretend to be neutral in every post when it’s so blatantly obvious why you’re always mad. Stay salty over those grammy losses, a struggling single, and an album that will barely go gold.

    You sound stupid, and I spilt your tea. Deal with it. And yes I called you jobless, unless being pressed is your occupation. If that’s the case girl, Obama is doing something right.

    *sips tea*

  46. VA STAND UP!! February 22, 2011

    @MissPartial: Exactly! A damn shame when someone covers your song and sings it better than you! Lol!

    @Aunt JAckie: Lol! #Pow!

    It’s funny how a certain someone can’t keep CB’s name out of their mouth! I mean, what does CB have to do with this post?? Where is his name anywhere in this post?? And you have the audacity to call someone else pressed! B**** DIE!!!

    Moving along ——->

    WeIl, I am not a fan of Katy Perry, AT ALL, her voice irks the s*** out of me more than her BFF, but this performance was kinda cute. I guess cause she was sitting down and not attempting to do choreography she could hold a note. *shrugs*

    She looked kinda cheesy doing ‘Big Pimpin’ though. I mean, of all the songs she could sing, why that one??

    The flute part was really cute (even though she wasn’t really playing). That was my favorite part! I played the flute in HS. Everything sounds good on the flute!

  47. Gucci February 22, 2011

    @VA STAND UP!!

    Kill yourself.

  48. KYLE February 22, 2011

    SHES NO BRITNEY

  49. AuntieJackie February 22, 2011

    @ Gucci

    You are just another mildy insane Rihanna stan. If Chris Brown was my fav–which he isn’t–mentioning him only makes you look like bitter, reaching b****. Because I point out the obvious about Rihanna and you can’t handle it you try to dismiss me by saying I’m a CB Stan. Nice try. But you fail again.

    I’m not a stan for anyone, rather, I appreciate talent. I also appreciate people who are able to be molded and change–as Rihanna can. But that’s as far as my praise goes for her NON-singing, NON-dancing ass. I think Katy puts her to shame sitting in a chair, which is saying a lot because she’s not even that strong of a singer. You mad?

    It’s not fake neutrality, it’s acknowledging REALITY, which you can’t seem to do.

    @ VA stand up!!

    Pressed Rihanna stans are the worst….

  50. Keesha February 22, 2011

    Um, she sounded better than her “friend” but the sad thing is that she can’t sing, which tells you how much her “friend” can’t sing.

  51. Gucci February 22, 2011

    @AuntieJackie

    Ok girl, I spilt your tea. Game over. Your ass been a CB stan for the longest. Stop posing. And how the hell are you going to call Rihanna stans pressed when your ass was in here mentioning her before any stan did? Seems to me like you’re the one who’s pressed. CLEARLY. If I sound bitter, how do you sound?

    As far as the nondancing comment goes, girl…bye. You know you sounded stupid talking about Katy’s stage presence when she’s singing in a chair, so now you want to act like it was shade. We don’t believe you hun. You’ve been slayed, and now you’re dismissed.

    Now get back to your full time, 8 hour shift of being pressed.
    Keep throwing shade and we’ll see if that changes anything in the morning.

    Meanwhile on Billboard………………………………………
    And that’s the real shade.

  52. Gucci February 22, 2011

    We seeee right through you…[email protected]
    How do we do that s***?

    The pretend non-stan. Smh. Chile…….I can’t.

  53. picture perfect February 22, 2011

    These f****** Rihanna [email protected] Oscar b**** please Beyonce is sitting because when she comes Riri won’t stand a chance. why do you think you the goat never really releases anything when beyonce does. You Rihanna stans are delusional and wouldn’t know talent if it beat you like chris brown.

  54. Rotten Though February 22, 2011

    @ Kyle of course she’s not britney. Actually sounds like she is singing live. You F****** MAKE ME SICK ARGUING OVER THESE STARS THAT DON”T EVEN KNOW YOU EXIST. TO MUCH SUGAR ON THESE BLOGS SAM AND TRENT NEED TO MAKE THIS SITE MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR STRAIGHT GUYS NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THESE F****** QUEENS ARGUE ABOUT GAY S***

  55. Gucci February 22, 2011

    @picture perfect and @Rotten Though

    You and both of your names can sit on down. Who was talking about Beyonce? But since you went there, don’t you remember Telephone? The song with Gaga featuring Beyonce? It never went #1 because Rude Boy was #1 at the same time, for 6 weeks in a row.

    Stop being so delusional or your tea will be spilt, sweetie. And check the dam receipts before you run in here sounding a fool.

  56. gabs February 22, 2011

    It was cute. Go Katy!

  57. Joseph February 22, 2011

    I actually thought that was awful. Also reminded me how stupid the chorus to ‘Whip My Hair’ is…

  58. AuntieJackie February 22, 2011

    @ Gucci

    No matter how hard you try….your still a crazy stan that can’t handle the truth. The talent I support is irrelevant–Rihanna still can’t sing or dance and your maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!

  59. Gucci February 22, 2011

    @AuntieJackie

    I’m crazy because you got slayed? That was your fault not mine.

    Why even waste time addressing why you’re pressed when billboard and itunes do that for me.I guess nontalent slays your super duper talented fave all day everyday. Why would I be mad?

    Girl clean yourself up. The tea has been spilt all over your pressed ass.

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  61. MRSBROWN February 26, 2011

    WHIP MY HAIR IT”S VERY BAD .

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