Katy Perry Responds to Recent Criticism Over New Image: ”I’m Not a Con Artist”

Katy called the recent stream of negative press a “maddening game,” pointing out a double-standard she told The New York Times is hurting her. Describing it as a “strange race to be the most woke,” the “Chained to the Rhythm” songstress said, “They want you to stand for something, but once you do, and if you don’t do it perfectly, they’re ready to take you right down.”After some LGBT rights activists slammed Perry for collaborating and performing with Migos (a hip-hop trio that sparked controversy over anti-gay remarks) and Saturday Night Live, Perry responded, “Intention is everything. All I was trying to do was build a bridge.”She also discussed her rise to superstardom with 2010’s Teenage Dream. Perry called that time of her life “f–king intense. And amazing and beautiful and horrible all at the same time.”