Katy Perry has taken to Twitter to clarify a quote published in the May 2012 issue of Teen Vogue.
In the magazine’s issue the songstress is quoted as saying: “I’m tired of being famous already! But I’m not tired of creating. Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do. It’s quite a delicate creature – it’s a wild animal of sorts. It can love you and then it can attack you. I still want to be as approachable and relatable as possible — when I meet fans and they’re crying, I’ll say, ‘Calm down, there’s nothing to cry about. I’m not going to bite you or attack you or grant you three wishes. Let’s just hang out and have a good time.’ But really, I stopped focusing on what other people think a while ago. If you try to be everything to everyone, you’ll only end up completely confused.”
Katy took issue with the way her quote about the perils of fame appeared in the magazine and Tweeted that her comment about fame was taken out of context.
“O the joy of something verbally said being taking out of complete context in PRINT. This is why there’s a continuous [love/hate] for the media world,” she wrote. “U see, the fame quote was spoken in jest (which is typical of me) BUT it’s not really about that. The fact is: my success, & u my fans have afforded me the most incredible luxury: to grow as an artist & a human. THAT, I could not be more grateful for.”
This is not the first time she’s taken to Twitter to clarify a quote of hers. In the past year Katy has used the social medium to set the record straight several times, claiming the press misquoted her about Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears.
Check out the full interview on TeenVogue.com and watch the behind-the-scenes video below.