Katy Perry Thanks the LGBTQ+ Community for Her Legendary Career

The pop icon is opening up on her next chapter in a new interview with Out.


APRIL 14 2023 10:01 AM EST

This California gurl continues to shine her light.

Ever since her pop debut in 2008 with “I Kissed A Girl,” Katy Perry became a gay icon for generations to come.

Since then, the star has shattered records around the world, earned five number one singles off of one album (Teenage Dream), and solidified herself as a defining artist in pop and music overall.

Although Perry dominated the 2010s with nonstop hits, the current decade has been the most rewarding yet. The star welcomed her beautiful daughter Daisy Dove with her fiancé Orlando Bloom in August 2020. Just one year later, Perry kicked off her critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency PLAY, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world attending her sold-out shows.

For any KatyCats who haven’t seen the colorful and mind-blowing residency in person, now is the time to book tickets as her shows will officially conclude in November of this year.

“I’m just so proud of the show that we created and we put on. It is such a spectacular show that we love so much. It’s almost like the greatest hits show! I call it all thriller, no filler. I wish I could bring it to the rest of the world, but it’s just not technically possible to cart around OTT toilets and bathtubs. Closing a chapter on PLAY allows me to start a new chapter. I’m so excited for the potential of my story to continue,” Perry tells Out.

The world was very quiet when everything shut down at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Perry decided to make the most of that quiet time by expanding on one of her biggest goals yet: a Vegas residency.

“It was something I had started thinking about pre-pandemic and [I] was able to take the time and dream it up and do it the right way throughout that time where everybody was on pause. I had such great luck with timing concerning it. I have so many memories of coming to Las Vegas before I had a residency. I feel very connected to it. It’s where we used to vacation. I used to come to Vegas and visit my grandma. My parents used to drop us off in the basement of the Excalibur! I remember all of it.”


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