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Katy Perry graces the cover of December's Harper's Bazaar—which hits newsstands November 23rd—and, inside, is the expected semi-wackadoo interview with the quirky starlet:
On her husband, Russell Brand and his spiritual quest: “I always knew I wanted a great man of God, someone who was going to be an inspiration for people and also be a lovely husband and father,” she says. “We’re at different places in our lives, but we can still grow together. He’s thought-provoking, articulate, a real advocate. I also definitely wanted to have a laugh. I have all that in him.”
She is part of a new wave of pop stars—among them, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Fergie—but her fellow quick-change artists are more sisters than competitors: “We’re all unique. That’s why we all win and we all can exist. People don’t want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn’t do what Rihanna does. I couldn’t do what Gaga does. They can’t do what I do.”
On her image: “I’m kind of a good girl—and I’m not,” she says. “I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.”
· Katy Perry [Harper's Bazaar]