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Katy Perry says she lost her smile after 'Witness' underperformed

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The last three years have proven to be a difficult and different road for Katy Perry.

In an interview with CBC, Katy Perry talks about mental health, gratitude and what validation can do to a pop star. 

Katy Perry says: “My career was on this trajectory where it was going up-up-up-up-up-up-up, and then I had the smallest shift; it wasn’t that huge, maybe, from an outside perspective, but for me it was seismic,” she explained. “It literally kind of broke me in half. I think I had broken up with my boyfriend, who’s now my baby daddy-to-be. And then I was excited about flying high off the next record and the record didn’t get me high anymore…The validation didn’t get me high, and so I just crashed.”

"I lost my smile," she added. "I don't know if my smile was ever fully, like, authentically mine but I was riding on the high of a smile for a long time. Which was the validation, love, and admiration from the outside world, and then that shifted."

"It was so important for me to be broken so that I could find my wholeness in a whole different way. And be more dimensional than just living my life like a thirsty pop star all the time," she continued.

"Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life, because if I didn't find that I would have wallowed in my own sadness and probably just jumped but I found the ways to be grateful."



I'd also like to add that Katy Perry has been on FULL promotion mode. She partnered with Coke and did a live concert with Q&A. Check it out:




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Why is she smiling in that video then?  Still waiting for that heartfelt apology for making fun of Britney, Perry 

I don't mean to be insensitive, but... How many times is she going to bring this up? I'm glad she got through it and it is a good marker for how/why being famous causes so many breakdow

Sooner or later, they all crash. That's just the business. 

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Thank you for posting this @ColdAsFire88. I actually didn't post this originally because I was so turned off how the media spun this.

CNN, People, huge publications used a headline that implied she wanted to commit suicide. It was based off this sentence: 

"Gratitude is probably the thing that saved my life, because if I didn't find that I would have wallowed in my own sadness and probably just jumped but I found the ways to be grateful."

I honestly don't believe she was being literal. Maybe I'm just naive. But it's an expression. Instead, everyone used it as a clickbait headline (look, I get it, I'm guilty of it too sometimes) and it didn't sit well with me. 

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I really want her to explain to us why we should feel bad for her when she made a mockery of Britney’s mental health on three (3) separate occasions. Mental health is a serious problem and should NEVER be taken lightly. It’s unfortunate that witness flopping led her on such a downfall. Many of us are depressed, terrified, and trying to stay alive because people are shooting us simply because of our skin color - I wish the only thing I was depressed over was my album flopping. Best of luck to her

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5 minutes ago, Stefani said:

She took flopping really hard huh? Gaga took it even harder and she got more backlash for it in 2013-2014 yet still managed to bounce back, so it irritates me that Katy keeps victimizing herself.

That’s what pissing me off about all this. She’s been on this “poor me!” for too long. 

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1 minute ago, Midnight said:

What goes up must come down.

Don't tell me she thought she would be popular forever. 

If you had told me back then that Gaga would be the force and Perry would be the flop I would’ve called you crazy, but karma is a ***** :urite:

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6 minutes ago, puppylo16 said:

She’s been on this “poor me!” for too long. 

Not longer than Dimitria tho

Dimitria Lovakaramoz has that record 

When will Sony and her lucky star? :tiffcackle:






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I’m so over “poor me” Katy. Every week she has something else negative to say to try and make everyone feel bad for her. Two weeks ago you were just saying how you don’t want to be on top of the charts anymore, and now today you’re telling us how not being on top broke you. Girl please :ririshade1:

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