I kind of like the idea of big stars going to Footwear News with their exclusives. Let Entertainment Weekly and Access Hollywood have to put a mole in the FN offices in order to get their scoops. That’ll shake things up!
At any rate: Katy Perry sat down with Footwear News to discuss her footwear line, her family, and aiding the fight in breast cancer. But it’s her comments about taking time off from music that are gaining headlines.
FOOTWEAR NEWS: Now that your Witness tour is finished, what are you focused on?
KATY PERRY: “I’ve been on the road for like 10 years, so I’m just going to chill. I’m not going to go straight into making another record. I feel like I’ve done a lot. I feel like I’ve rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and I’m very grateful for that.”
FN: Why do you feel like it’s the right time to take a step back?
KP: “Well, I knew what I wanted to do when I was 9 years old, so everything else became secondary to that. I didn’t really pay attention to anything besides my craft — which is great, and I love it. I love making music, I love writing. But I don’t feel like I’m a part of a game anymore; I just feel like I’m an artist. I don’t feel like I have to prove anything, which is a freeing feeling.”
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