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A Moschino-clad Katy Perry covers Forbes's latest issue, which catalogues the 100 top-earning celebrities. The pop star, who came in third place raking in $135 million, took to Instagram to explain why she accepted the invitation to pose on the cover:
Before accepting the offer to be on the cover of Forbes, I was told that a lot of women have previously shied away from doing it. I wondered if it was because they thought socially it would look like they were flaunting or bragging or it wasn't a humble decision. Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized. Hopefully this cover can be an inspiration to women out there that it's okay to be proud of hard earned success and that there is no shame in being a boss. Also... don't think that I didn't celebrate this moment by going straight to Taco Bell and getting my crunch wrap supreme.
And once you're done representing female bosshood in music, you celebrate with Taco Bell. Like a boss.