Wow, I think I’ve heard it all when a pop star is telling the world that she is tired of being famous. In an interview for Teen Vogue, Katy Perry had this to say:
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.
First of all, Katy Perry is full of shit, if she really wanted to “be creative” and just make music and not be “famous” she could take three steps in achieving this. Number one, fire Capitol Records and release your music with some small indy label that doesn’t pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to radio stations to play your music.
Secondly, fire your management and PR firms that send out press releases on anything and everything you do. Thirdly, try to record real music that most people won’t be laughing at in 10 years. I know Katy Perry is not the sharpest tool in the shed, but does she really think people are going to buy this crap?
There was an artist that did do this about 40 years ago. His name was Taj Mahal. Back in the early 1970’s, Taj Mahal was an up and coming artist that the record companies wanted to mold into a major recording artist, but in 1974,Taj Mahal told Columbia Records to go f#ck themselves and for the next 30 years he put out music that he wanted to record, not what some record exec was telling him would sell. And that music is as awesome today as it was back when it was recorded in the 70’s and 80’s.
So Katy Perry, if you really don’t want to be famous, fire the people around you, stop making shitty pop music and go make music that someday you might be able to look back and say, hey, that was pretty good. It worked for Taj Mahal.
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