Singer Katy Perry is proud of President
Barack Obama's support for gay marriage and has suggested that she
would go gay for fellow performer Rihanna.
Perry's previous hits I Kissed A
Girl (and I liked it) and Ur So Gay raised
In a wide-ranging interview with
Michigan gay weekly Between
the Lines, Perry, 27, once again suggested that she could go
gay under the right circumstances.
“You know, everybody's been asking me
about the duet with Rihanna and when it's going to happen. I get
that question every time I get interviewed. Obviously, we really
want to do it and we want to do it in a big way, naturally; this
[journalist] was doing this rapid fire of inappropriate questions of
sexual things, and I just decided to throw her a curve ball. I do not
discriminate against any beauty no matter what form it comes in, and
Rihanna is gorgeous. I think that everybody would tap it if they
could,” she told the paper.
On the issue of marriage, Perry said
“It's everybody's individual experience.”
“I think you can be in love without
walking down the aisle, or you can walk down the aisle and be in
love, but everybody deserves that choice and I think that equality is
very important. People ask me questions about the whole Obama thing
and him coming out and saying it publicly, and I'm like, 'Well, I
hope soon enough we'll look back and say to ourselves how ridiculous
it was to think this way, just like it was during the Civil Rights
Movement.' We're embarrassed. And it is completely embarrassing.
We're a young country and we're developing slowly; we're not as
cultured as the Europeans. But that's OK. We're gonna get there,
and hopefully there will be more tolerance in the world very soon and
we won't make the same mistake twice.”