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Kate Upton's breasts are taking a break from the headlines this week, creating a window of opportunity for Katy Perry's breasts to steal the spotlight. Which is exactly what they've done, according to this Sun article, which reports that the spinning peppermint lollipop bra Perry frequently wears on stage is, in fact, pop's most dangerous bra.
Perry told the paper: "My hair got caught in the wheels of my spinning peppermint bra and began to coil around and around. I'm forced to just go with it so, by the end of the song, it looked quite like I was licking my own tit. What a girl does for her art."
Let's ignore the fact that she just called what she does "art" for a minute and focus on the potential danger at hand. Apparently this happens a lot, and insurers are worried about Perry's neck. (She wears wigs on stage, so the hair pulling is probably actually not all that painful, luckily).
Katy says, "I keep being told the insurers are worried I will injure my neck. I seriously doubt it could be lethal but they want a new bra designed that will not allow hair to be caught up."