Katy Perry Covers Vanity Fair; Talks Religious Parents

Published: Wednesday 4th May 2011 by Sam

Peep a racy Katy Perry on the cover the of Vanity Fair‘s June 2011 issue.

Ironically, the singer devotes a large portion of her feature to discussing her strict religious upbringing, and how her devout parents react to her antics.

Excerpt after the jump…

Via Vanity Fair:

“I didn’t have a childhood,” she says, adding that her mother never read her any books except the Bible, and that she wasn’t allowed to say “deviled eggs” or “Dirt Devil.” Perry wasn’t even allowed to listen to secular music and relied on friends to sneak her CDs. “Growing up, seeing Planned Parenthood, it was considered like the abortion clinic,” she tells Robinson. “I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there…. I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn’t have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control.”

“I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up,” Perry says of her evangelical-minister parents. “Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don’t try to change them anymore, and I don’t think they try to change me. We agree to disagree. They’re excited about [my success]. They’re happy that things are going well for their three children and that they’re not on drugs. Or in prison.” Perry’s mother confirms that she is proud of her daughter’s success, telling Robinson, “The Lord told us when I was pregnant with her that she would do this.”

Interesting…

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  1. Perrylicious May 4, 2011

    EPICNESS!!!!!

  2. Perrylicious May 4, 2011

    this is one of the most beautiful artist out there…
    she is amazing, talented, and having great persona.

  3. Imgunnacheckuboo May 4, 2011

    I love that cover.

  4. Immogen May 4, 2011

    she is amazing..smarter, classier than so much better than Lady Gaga.

  5. Forreal May 4, 2011

    Reminding me of Liz Taylor here

  6. WildChild May 4, 2011

    She looks beautiful.

    SMH These dumb b****** always have to bring up Gaga’s name.

  7. mobwife May 4, 2011

    Ummmm is that why “Naked Perry” is forever disrobing all over town? And why she married that boney madman Brand…ewwww?

  8. JJFAN1814 May 4, 2011

    I like Katy, I admire for her songwriting skills, but I don’t think she has that “umph” to be around 20 years from now…She doesn’t push her music to create boundaries like Gaga does.

    Anyways, looking forwad to her next album. It may just make me a fan of hers, lol.

  9. Suck This Way May 4, 2011

    I love her better than Lady Gaga the biggest copycat of 21st century ! 🙁

  10. Judas= Jud-ass & it stinks May 4, 2011

    *****She isnt trying hard like Lady BlaBlahBluek !****

  11. WildChild May 4, 2011

    @JJFAN1814

    I like her music and the fact that she writes her own songs, but I can’t get passed that voice. If she had a good voice I would be a fan of hers.

  12. YOUR Queen! May 4, 2011

    I’m starting to love Katy! She’s too cute and she looks great on the cover 😀

  13. Perrylicious May 4, 2011

    E.T still slaying hard!
    Last Friday Night (TGIF) is coming…another #1? 😀

  14. Corey May 4, 2011

    seems like a cool article. i should be receiving my issue soon.

  15. Music Lover May 4, 2011

    Breast reduction needed. +100. B**** gets those cantaloupes down!!!

  16. THE TRUTH HURTS May 4, 2011

    WHY IS IT THAT REALLY PRETTY GIRLS LIKE RIHANNA ,KATY PERRY ,BRITNEY SPEARS ,CHERYL COLE are slaying it doesnt include gaga LOL

  17. JJFAN1814 May 4, 2011

    @Wild Child

    Her voice is ok. It’s not versatile though but it’s a good pop voice.

  18. Kisses. May 4, 2011

    She looks good…

  19. JJFAN1814 May 4, 2011

    @The Truth Hurts

    Sorry booboo that Gaga doesn’t flaunt her looks to go with her music. Music isn’t about beauty last time I checked and there are various music videos (Poker Face, Bad Romance, Just Dance) that shows that Gaga is pretty.

    & wtf is Cheryl Cole slaying?? I don’t even know who the f*** she is. lmao. I guess she’s irrelevant in America.

  20. MarryTheFLOP May 4, 2011

    GORGEOUS !!!

  21. WildChild May 4, 2011

    @THE TRUTH HURTS

    You dumb c***. It is truly sad that some people will only become a fan of someone if they are attractive. We live in a f***** world. This post isn’t even about Gaga. You must really be threatened by her.

    Gaga’s raw talent>>>>>>>>>>>all of the people that you named

  22. are YOU serious? May 4, 2011

    LMAOOOO

    THIS B**** IS WACKKKKKKKK

    WITH HER STD

    SHUT THE F*** UP!!!!!!!

    KATY HARRY IS A DISGRACE AND NEEDS TO GIVE IT UP

    CAUSE

    GODDESS GODGA IS #WINNIN!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAH

    @ THE SAME PERSON USING ALL THEM USER NAMES LMAO FAIL!!!!!

    @PERRY

    NOBODY CHECKING FOR YOUR FAV!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. are YOU serious? May 4, 2011

    THIS B**** IS SO TYPICAL

    LMAOOOO

    LIKE BORINGGGG

    YAWNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSS

  24. Auntie Jackie May 4, 2011

    She. Looks. Great!

    I like her personality, voice and some of her songs. I do think that she’s been turned into more of a pop artist when she started as an acoustic/rock artist. That’s a little unfortunate because it makes her “of the moment”. The songs may go #1, but they are sticking in people’s memory. It’s more valuable to have one song that smashes to #1 and sounds unique so people remember you as creative than a slew of #1 hits people will forget tomorrow.

    I’d love to see her switch gears back to more of a rock sound. Interested in how long she’ll be around after she’s rode this wave.

  25. HUDSON MORRIGAN May 4, 2011

    The b**** is boneheaded as they get, but I think she should play Wonder Woman in the upcoming movie, she has the eyes, hair, gigantic tits…how tall is she?

  26. K Hater May 4, 2011

    her parents obviously didn’t rub off on her…with those soft p*** videos…Uggs Giving Away Stuff After PETA called them out.. http://goo.gl/OeFMB to Get Consumers to Support them….haha got 2 pair!

  27. Live Well, Little Monsters ! May 4, 2011

    Top 5 Hot Digital Songs:

    #1 E.T. 300,300 (2,920,000)
    #2 Rolling In The Deep 300,000 (2,020,000)
    #3 Till The World Ends 246,000 (1,150,000)
    #4 Lazy Song 194,000
    #5 Just Can’t Get Enough 176,000 (1,559,000)

    Where is Lady Flopga= Jud-asstinks ? 😉

  28. reality chick May 4, 2011

    @ Are You Serious

    If Katy bores you to death, why are you here?

    Jealous much? or Judas is a flopping harder than Jordin Sparks’ Battlefield ? 😉

  29. wtf May 4, 2011

    Boring! Why is sam postin about that nobody. Tgj needs to get everythin together. Nobody likes her. I mean theres nothin to talk about. She has no presence. U just dont notice her. She could die today nobody would care. NEXT

  30. Yellow Gorillah May 4, 2011

    I like this cover she look good

    But no shade katy perry Will not last long in the game her and kesha will be gone in the next 5 years! only gaga and rihanna will remain to compete with the new bunch of pop divas to come. but I like her personality and some of her songs. but if she Upgraded herself…ahh who am I kidding. *leaves*

  31. paule May 4, 2011

    I don’t like her. And gaga is already a legend, why even bring up her bname?
    the fame : over 14 milion sold
    the fame monster: over 6 or 7 millions sold
    2 diamonds
    5 sold out shows in madison square garden
    the best selling artist in digital history
    btw debuted at #1 and spent 6 weeks in a row then 2 more at #1
    judas was rush released and debuted @ #10

    didnt coffee hairy need a remix?

    oh i understand i ‘d be mad too if i were you. Does coffee hairy even tour? People say she cant sing. Just like goatanna and s******

  32. ITSVERYPERRY May 4, 2011

    smart girl! beautiful girl.

    @WILDCHILD so r u saying she has a bad voice or don’t like it?

    @JJFAN1814 WOW!!! i cant believe ur saying katy doesn’t push the boundaries! she is the most 1 to push the boundaries these days. she doesn’t copy madonna but she pushes’ them f***** boundaries in EVERYTHING! she started out pushing the boundaries (ur say gay was her first song) and she’s still pushing them strong (check out the LAST FRIDAY NIGHT remix cover )

  33. are YOU serious? May 4, 2011

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    PAULE
    May 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I don’t like her. And gaga is already a legend, why even bring up her bname?
    the fame : over 14 milion sold
    the fame monster: over 6 or 7 millions sold
    2 diamonds
    5 sold out shows in madison square garden
    the best selling artist in digital history
    btw debuted at #1 and spent 6 weeks in a row then 2 more at #1
    judas was rush released and debuted @ #10

    didnt coffee hairy need a remix?

    oh i understand i ‘d be mad too if i were you. Does coffee hairy even tour? People say she cant sing. Just like goatanna and s******
    =========

    YASSSSSSS AGREE

    THESE B****** HYPED OF KATY HARRY #1s

    HOW HERE ALBUM SALES DOING??

    ONLY 1.8 million in U.S THATS A FLOP!!!!!

    HAHAHAHA I JUST

    CANT!!!!

    GODDESS GODGA ONLY IN THE GAME 3 YEARS AND SLAYING B****** UP & DOWN

    AROUND & AROUND LMAOOO

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!!

    LORD GODGA>>>>> KATY HARRY & her STD!!!

  34. Taylor swifts number 1 fan May 4, 2011

    Those boobs look so very sweet

  35. ITSVERYPERRY May 4, 2011

    HAHAAHA I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE CALLING 1.8 MILLION RECORDS IN THE US OOONNNLLLYYY A FLOP!!!! WOOOW!!!! ITS NOT LIKE ITS WORLD WIDE B******!!! MOST FUNNY THING IS THEY KNOW KATY SLAYS IN NUMBER 1 SINGLES AND THEY TRY TO HIDE IT IN ANYWAY THAT THEY CAN. OFC KATYCATS R GNA BE PROUD OF KATY. SHE IS THE BEST IN SIGLES AND ONTOP OF EVERY1 WHO MAD???????? HAS KATY EVER FLOPED? NO!!!! SHE HAS NEVER FLOPED IN ANYTHING ANYWHERE ANYTIME!!! … SHE IS ORIGINAL, RAW AND TALENTED . SHE DOESNT F***** COPY A LEGEND TO BECOME A LEGEND. THATS STUPID AND UN ORIGINAL. SHE DOESNT DISCRIMINATE RELIGION JUST TO GET ATTENTION THATS F***** WRONG. @KHATER UR SO WORTHLESS! CALLING URSELF A HATER!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!

  36. WildChild May 4, 2011

    @ITSVERYPERRY

    I watched her unplugged last year and I couldn’t take her voice. There are certain songs that I like her voice on like Lost , Hot N Cold, One of the Boys, and I Kissed a Girl. She sounds horrible on Firework and Teenage Dream. The majority of the time she just sounds awful in my opinion.

  37. China Glaze May 4, 2011

    SHE SOLD HER SOUL TO DEVIL TO HAVE A COUPLE OF HITS HERE AND THERE…WHAT SHE GONNA DO WHEN GOD COMES BACK TO THIS EARTH FOR HIS 2ND COMING? LISTEN TO UR PARENTS KATY AND STOP DOING THE DEVIL’S MUSIC

  38. are YOU serious? May 4, 2011

    1.8 MILLION IS A FLOP

    IF U HAVE 4#1s!!!!!!

    1.8 MILLION IS A FLOP!!!!!

    FAME ONLY HAD 2 #1s and sold

    4.5 MILLION IN THE U.S LMAOOOOO

    KATY HARRY IS A FLOP!!!!

    KATY HARRY WITH HER STD IS A FLOP!!!!!!

    SHE CANT SING LIVE FOR S***!!!!!

    COPY CAT OR NOT

    LADY GODDESS GODGA ALBUM SALES >>>>> KATY HARRY STD SALES!!!!

    LMAOOOOOOO

    THIS B**** IS SO SIMPLE & BORING LIKE CAN SHE EVEN SELL OUT

    MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 5 NIGHTS OVER 100,000 SEATS???

    HELL NAWWW

    NOBODY CHECKING FOR THIS STD !!!!!

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!!!

    JUDAS DROPS TOMORROW YASSSSS

    PASSES OUT ON FLOOR!!

  39. ITSVERYPERRY May 4, 2011

    @WILDCHILD thats ur opinion and i respect that:) evey1 has a different 1! i appreciate it how u dont hate like other people!

    @SERIOUS if u call katy a FLOP in album sales then lady gaga is a DOUBLE FLOP in singles!!! evry1 is good in different stuff ya cant be good in everything!!! yes she can sing live!!!!!!!!!!! SHE F***** CAN! she was on mtv unplugged she was the lead in the choir and used to sing in church!!! if u dont like her voice thats ur opinion but dont say she cant sing! HAHAHAAHA I LOVE IT HOW U ADMIT LADY GAGA IS A COPY CAT!!!! LOOL. WOW! katy perry! boring??????? u can say anything about katy but not BORING!!!!!!!!! check her LFN (t.g.i,f) cover!!! hahah boring,…..are u f***** serious? so ur telling me u find religion fun?? lool. yea u say no1 is checking out 4 her she has a SOLD OUT world tour she is adding dates cuz she is on POPULAR DEMAND .them madison square dates are coming b****!!!!!!

  40. are YOU serious? May 4, 2011

    @PERRY

    B****

    TOO BAD

    GODDESS GODGA IS

    DIGITAL SELLING LORD

    THEE MOST DIGITAL SALES IN HISTORY

    SO YOUR WHOLE PARAGRAPH FAILS!!!!!

    AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

    THIS WALKING STD

    CANT SING FOR S*** LIVE!!!!

    THIS WALKING STD

    CANT SELL OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 5 NIGHTS

    THIS WALKING STD

    WILL NEVER BE ASKED TO BE ON OPRAH

    THIS WALKING STD

    WILL NEVER HAVE HBO CONCERT DEBUT

    THIS WALKING STD

    WILL NEVER HAVE GLEE DO A WHOLE SHOW ABOUT HER

    THIS WALKING STD

    WILL EVENTUALLY BE IN HER COFFIN

    AFTER GODDESS GODGA DROPS JUDAS TOMORROW!!! =]

    sips moscato @ katy harry funeral!!!

    MONSTERS GET YOUR NAILS READY TO HAMMER!!!

    IM NOT HERE FOR SINGLE SALES HELL EVEN SOULJA BOY/ NEW BOYS SELL SINGLES LMAOOOO IT ONLY COST 2 DOLLARS B****

  41. ITSVERYPERRY May 4, 2011

    @SERIOUS

    im sorry to break it 2 u but KATY JUST BEAT GAGA’s DIGITAL ARTIST THING!!!! SHE HAS THE MOST DOWNLOADS NOW!!!!!! who’s sippin that moscato now b****?!?!?

    SHE HAS A WORLD WIDE ARENA SOLD OUT TOUR!!!!! THATS MADISON SQUARE x100!!!!!!! PLUS SHE IS YET TOADD NEW YORK DATES SO WE'”LL SEE ABOUT THAT!!!!!

    UM< SHE HAS BEEN ASKED ON OPRAH!!!! LOOOOOL GET UR FACTS RIGHT!!!!!

    AN HBO THING IS NOT A BIG ACHIEVEMENT!!!! WILL GAGA EVER BE ASKED TO HOST 3 AWARD SHOWS???? UMM…PLUS HOW DO U KNOW, CAN U SEE IN THE FUTUR OF KATY'S CARRER? NO!!!

    JUDAS IS GOING TO FLOP!! OH WAIT, IT ALREADY HAS!! !HAAHAHAH

  42. are YOU serious? May 4, 2011

    @perry

    B**** KATY HARRY HAS AN STD THATS A FAIL!!!

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!

  43. mobwife May 4, 2011

    E.T. is one of the WORSE SONGS EVER MADE! I don’t care that a few ppl with unlimited Visas/Mastercards/AMEX purchased that hot mess of a song indroves! I an sick of all these desposable songs!! = E.T., Blow, S&M, TTWE, BTW, Judas, RTW (Girls)!

    ~Bey I never thought I’d say this about you! Giiirrrllll pull it together right now!! #thatisall

  44. ITSVERYPERRY May 4, 2011

    @SERIOUS luv u 2!!! hahaha

  45. mobwife May 4, 2011

    oops…..* in droves* …… *disposable*

    ……..ummm, whatever you get the point! 🙂

  46. True Blue May 4, 2011

    Damn, she looks f****** FIERCE!!!

    I do feel bad that she had to grow up with ignorant parents, but I guess that all worked out for the best. Still, she looks so damn hot….

    @ Daniel:

    You pervert, you. 😉

  47. Lifee May 4, 2011

    The one eye….

    Killuminati!

  48. African (senegal) love breeeezy!!! May 5, 2011

    Ooooohw!! Kaaatyy! you bb looks so damn hooot! I do a-dooore your boobs!!!!

    @SUCK THIS WAY & JUDAS= JUD-ASS & IT STINKS

    _ You guys are the pathetic haters, it’s very sad!

  49. iLoveXtina May 5, 2011

    Love her personality! She’s an extremely pretty girl, inside and out. Love her, can’t wait for LFN (T.G.I.F.) to slay as well!

  50. iLoveXtina May 5, 2011

    I thought she was she was wearing a dresss o_o. That’s a cute ass leotard

  51. LTM May 5, 2011

    @are YOU serious?
    E.T=#1
    wheres judas at again?

  52. are YOU serious? May 5, 2011

    @LTM

    DID KATY HARRY DEBUT ALBUM SELL OVER 15MILLION? ILL WAIT….

    AHAHAHA

    GODDESS GODGA OVER 20 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD>>>>>>>KATY HARRY 4 #1s lmaooooo

    SIPS MOSCATO!!!

  53. Taylor swifts number 1 fan May 5, 2011

    @True Blue. Yes, that’s me!

  54. GLYNNTALE May 5, 2011

    oh plz STFU.
    ALL LIE, BIG LIE. the Lord will never reveal to his children to go naked for the entire world to see. his said in his word. ”your body is his temple. and women shoudl clothe themselves in strenght and honour i.e COVER UP!
    Illuminati is always at work. plz dnt tryna be innocent trashy perry!!

    point made!
    END-OFF!!

  55. ERIC May 5, 2011

    another illuminati cover…

  56. noone May 5, 2011

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooobs!

  57. Hmmm May 9, 2011

    Another Illuminati covering 1 Eye!!!

  58. Hmmm May 9, 2011

    I agree Illuminati

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