Katy Perry Glows For Vogue India / Reveals Battle With Depression After Becoming A “Press Piñata”

Published: Thursday 2nd Jan 2020 by Sam

Check out Katy Perry!

The Pop chanteuse poses it up in the January 2020 issue of Vogue India. 

Unleashed today, the vibrant spread also came paired with a candid interview; one which sees the singer open up about her battle with depression.

Peep pics and quotes below…

On Being Depressed In 2017-2018:

“I became depressed and I did not want to get out of bed. In the past, I had been able to overcome it, but this time something happened that made me fall down too many flights of stairs. I had to really go on a mental health journey.”

On Pressure From The Media:

“For the press, every few months I turn into ‘Perry, the Piñata’. But thankfully, I don’t get my validation from them anymore.”

On Past Missteps:

“I’ve been in the public eye for 12 years and I’ve made many mistakes. I’m human, and I still want to try. I don’t want to be defeated or become a recluse. I want to live life. And doing that means you might occasionally trip, but it’s not about how you fall—it’s about how you get up.”

On Having Broader Goals Now:

“I want to be involved in environmental companies, I want to go back to school [psychology and philosophy will be her subjects of choice] and I want to influence good people to run for office.”


Great shoot and candid comments. It’ll be interesting to see how her comeback campaign continues to play out.

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Greg Swales / Vogue India]

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  1. Clarks0oñ January 2, 2020

    Katy remember u mocked britney spears at the Grammys.

    Gurl u became depressed cause u started flopping and u couldn’t stand it.

    U ruined ur career by cutting ur hair, dying ur hair blonde, supporting corrupt hillary, making fun of britney,

    • TheTea January 2, 2020

      How bout u remember dat as a STAFF WRITER u personify depression an mental health meltdowns w yo obsession over CumKwotDiscountMilla’s Romance album rollout. SoOooo before u point out others flinging da 1st turd in da asylum why doncha STFU an get a REAL job at Wendy’s where you can serve Normani as she live ha bes life an you fantasize ova ever havin a 401k.

      #wewanttoseeit

  2. only facts January 2, 2020

    Depression is serious, so I truly feel for her.

    However, now that her music career is dead, wants to be an environmentalist and wants to go to school for Psychology and Philosophy? Girl. Where was your empathy when you joked about Britney’s 2007 breakdown? Not everyone has the perseverance to deal with what Britney dealt with and come back stronger than ever. I wish Katy the best.

    • Juju January 3, 2020

      Depression is real but it’s mostly a white people thing. We have seen Britney being swallowed and thrown by the press and handled it on her own. Why is it major when white girls mention it but not people of color? Rihanna was murdered when the whole chris brown sitch happened and still to date but she knows she has no time to lose and life is bigger than problems. Depression is real and so are problems. Privilege needs to learn how to conquer reality with meds.

  3. Stan Police January 2, 2020

    Is this the same Katy that (at the height of her career) mocked Britney, and also laughed at Mariah on camera joking “She’s good for a throwback”?

    Sorry Katy- it’s called KARMA!

  4. MessyBoots January 2, 2020

    The writing is on the wall for her.

    She’s contemplating her future outside of a pop career which is the best move she could make going forward. That said, Katy should have already made a transition into either acting or hosting by now.

    • Clarks0oñ January 2, 2020

      Hosting? Really?
      Why are yall so dumb ?

      Katy is one of the highest paid judges on American idol why would be a host?

      hosting is what d list singers do.
      Assuming u said Vegas residency that’s much more better, but hosting? Really?

      Even tho katy has been flopping lately she’s still pop royalty with countless chart records.

    • Will_xo January 3, 2020

      She used to host when she started out remember world music awards anyone , shes a big girl now and that black hair is a surreal look.

  5. JOHNVIDAL January 4, 2020

    It´s true but girl! Lady Gaga or Mariah Carey and many others had it way harder when they came to that point. I suppose they had it harder because they were bigger too obviously.

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