Katy Perry has revealed that she was extremely depressed and even suicidal after her split from former husband Russell Brand in her interview with Billboard magazine.
Katy said her new emotional song “By the Grace of God” is about her dark thoughts during her tough time. She also talks about Barbara Walters “throwing shade” when she was late for her interview.
The singer explained, “That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, “Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?”
She touched on having an interview with Barbara Walters as her marriage was falling apart and how Walters semi-scolded her for being late.
The singer said, “I shouldn’t have done the interview: I was playing Madison Square Garden that same night, and I knew that the end of my marriage was coming. I was just exhausted and stressed. I’d prepped everyone that I was running late, but Barbara showed up at the original time anyway. When I got there, I apologized immediately, but then she said to me, ‘You know, I’ve only ever waited for one other person this long, and you know who that person was? Judy Garland. You know how she turned out, right?’ I was like, ‘Oh, snap! Yes, bitch!’ I think it’s the coolest thing that Barbara Walters shaded me. I just couldn’t tell her as we were sitting down for a mega-interview, ‘Hey, my marriage is falling apart. Give me a break.'”
Things are looking up for Katy Perry these days and she’s moved to a relationship with singer John Mayer.
The 28-year-old “Roar” singer is impressed with how intelligent her boyfriend is, saying, “He literally is a genius, as is evident from his songwriting. I always tell him, ‘Darling, you know I’m going to have to give your mind to science after you’ve passed, because we’re going to have to understand how all these sparks work.'”
She said Mayer can finish crosswords in under 10 minutes. She adds, “We’ll be in bed, and he’ll be doing the crossword puzzle. Every night, he tries to finish it in under 10 minutes. When he puts his mind to something, he really gets it done very well. I always ask for his help.”
The talented couple began dating soon after Perry’s divorce from Russell became final in February 2012. They broke up earlier this year but soon reunited again.
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