Katy Perry, who was just 23 when she recorded her breakout hit song “I Kissed A Girl”, has long-denied the song was based on anything that had actually happened in real life, unitl now.
Now, the former Christian pop singer has finally revealed that the catchy tune was indeed inspired by her own sexual experiences as a young woman.
“I speak my truths, and I paint my fantasies into these little bite-size pop songs. For instance, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it.’ Truth be told, I did more than that,” Perry told the audience at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala while accepting the National Equality Award on Saturday night.
“But how was I going to reconcile that with the gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro conversion camps? What I did know was that I was curious, and even then I knew that sexuality was not as black and white as this dress,” the 32-year-old singer said, referring to her stunning couture black and white gown.
“In 2008, when that song came out, I knew that it started a conversation that a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along to it.”
“No longer can I sit in silence,” she said. “I have to stand up what I feel is true and that is equality and justice for all, period.”
You can watch her full speech below: