Katy Perry Insists 'Part Of Me' Is Not About Russell Brand: [ send to a friend ]
Perry debuted the song, which featured lyrics like "your love was cheap", at the Grammy Awards. However, the sing insists that the song isn't about Brand.
"I wrote it two years ago, which is funny because everybody is like 'God, it sounds so current,'" the 27-year-old tells MTV.
"Some people that I work with were like, 'You should just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago,'" she says. "I'm like, 'I'm not a d---, I'm going to tell the truth.' I wrote it two years ago when I was writing and recording Teenage Dream... it didn't feel right on the record."
"Sometimes I'm like, 'Am I living in The Truman Show?' What's going on?' " she says of the coincidence. "It just feels like sometimes I'm caught in this movie where my life is paralleling my music!"
"It seems very serendipitous, but, as un-fun as it sounds, I prepare everything. I'm overly prepared and kind of a control freak in the best of ways."
"You're not gonna break my soul," Perry sings in the song filled with shots at a former lover. "Your love was cheap, was always tearing at the seam. I feel deep and you let me down. But that was then and this is now... You won't ever put me out again. You can keep everything."
"You can keep the diamond ring. It don't mean nothing anyway. In fact you can keep everything. Yeah, yeah, except for me."