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  • Hey everyone.

  • I'm Lisa Nova.

  • And this is the beautiful, talented,

  • and amazing Katy Perry.

  • Thank you.

  • We are in New York City.

  • And Katy is going to answer your questions.

  • In fact, 20,000 questions were submitted using the tool on

  • YouTube called moderator.

  • We're going to be here all night.

  • Get some popcorn, get a soda.

  • And 400,000 thousand votes were cast to pick-- 400,000?

  • Yeah, people voted 400,000 times to pick the

  • top questions.

  • I feel popular.

  • You are.

  • Thanks.

  • Super popular, super popular.

  • Super popular.

  • I'm so excited, are you excited?

  • So excited.

  • Let's get started.

  • Let's get started.

  • The first question comes from WhyTheFace01.

  • WhyTheFace01?

  • I know, the user names are hilarious.

  • Has anyone who never liked you come crawling back to you

  • after becoming famous?

  • Ooh, good question.

  • Yeah, the change, the whole change that happens after you

  • have a little bit of success.

  • Yeah, it's funny.

  • I kind of really went through that when I was in Los Angeles,

  • because I moved to Los Angeles when I was 17 and I wasn't

  • really invited different places that some other friends were.

  • Or I couldn't go hang out with certain people because they

  • didn't think I was cool enough.

  • And then finally, when I got my big break, it was like there

  • was no waiting in line.

  • And I was just like, I remember that.

  • I'm not going to come to your party any more.

  • I'm not going to just let you right the coattails.

  • But, I have really good friends, thank God.

  • And I've had them for a long time.

  • And they're having just as much fun on this insane

  • rollercoaster as I am.

  • And I get to go back to Santa Barbara all the time.

  • I just did a feature there about where I come from,

  • and my high school.

  • And I still am in pretty good contact with everyone

  • from kind of that time.

  • I reconnected with old best friends and we were all of the

  • so happy to be reconnected.

  • I mean, even if you do have success, sometimes you

  • disconnect from those people that you used to hang out with

  • in junior high and high school.

  • So I haven't had too much of that, no.

  • And I'm pretty good at spotting the fakers.

  • So, you made your own feature?

  • I did a feature on a television program about Santa Barbara and

  • where I come from, my hometown.

  • All right, the next question is from FLAMINGSTAPLES, who asks,

  • what was your reaction to the California Gurls parody

  • by Key of Awesome?

  • I don't know if you've seen it.

  • Yes, I saw it, of course.

  • I think I've seen probably more than half of them.

  • Want to watch a little bit right now?

  • There might be some people that haven't seen it.

  • I was so surprised they actually put this out like a

  • day after my video came out.

  • So, they must have done so much research.

  • I know a place where the girls are always meaner.

  • If you ain't rich, they're going no where

  • near your wiener.

  • Sipping Starbucks, a venti skinny mocha

  • chai tea, with foam.

  • Driving Escalades while they're texting and re-tweeting,

  • on iPhones.

  • Amazing eye to detail, these people.

  • They've done so many parodies and videos.

  • And I watch them every once in a while.

  • I mean they're on it.

  • The day after my video premiered, it was like [SNAP]

  • they had their version.

  • I love that you can do that and put it on YouTube.

  • And then you're almost like as many hits as

  • of the actual artist.

  • The geniusness of all this.

  • But, yeah, it was really funny.

  • I thought it was hilarious, because it was talking exactly

  • about what California Gurls to me is not.

  • I don't really like those L.A. girls.

  • Because I'm not talking about Hollywood girls

  • in California Gurls.

  • Because those are fake bitches.

  • They've got the fake face, the fake boobs, the fake fake fake.

  • And they're constantly climbing people's ladders to be

  • famous or whatever it is.

  • But, what I'm talking about are those California girls I think

  • that the Beach Boys were talking about.

  • There's something about them.

  • I love those East Coast girls because they have

  • all that attitude.

  • And those Southern girls are like Southern Belles.

  • But these California girls, they're just cool.

  • They're down to earth, they go with the flow.

  • They are the ones you want to invite over to hang out.

  • And they're girls' girls.

  • Like I'm friends with Lisa and she's friends with me.

  • And sometimes girls don't get along.

  • And I'm not talking about those girls.

  • Those girls are obviously too cracked out to even

  • come to the party.

  • You're a real California girl.

  • I am.

  • Santa Barbara, California.

  • 805.

  • So you're obviously cool with parodies or

  • people making jokes.

  • I actually welcome them.

  • Because people asked there were a lot of questions about that.

  • I do kind of take myself seriously when

  • it's appropriate.

  • Like with different songs.

  • You saw with One Of The Boys that there were moments

  • to have a serious moment.

  • Like with Thinking of You.

  • And I will in the rest of this record later on.

  • But, I know that California Gurls is just a fun song.

  • And I think if people are making parodies of your

  • song, you've made it.

  • And I think we're only a couple states away from having all 50

  • states in the U.S.A to be parodied.

  • You know, Missouri girls, or Texas girls.

  • So it's exciting.

  • I love that stuff.

  • I welcome it.

  • Actually, I would like to see more of it, please.

  • Good, you heard that.

  • I'm a jokster, a prankster.

  • So if the joke's on me I'll still play along.

  • The next question is from MusicNow000.

  • What is one thing that most people don't know about

  • you that they'd be shocked to find out?

  • Goodness, I'm pretty much an open book.

  • So, it's a bit hard to find anything that people

  • don't know about me.

  • I'm kind of like looking around to see if anybody knows

  • something that I would like to reveal.

  • It could be even something not dirty.

  • Dirty?

  • Like a nice thing somebody doesn't know.

  • A nice thing somebody doesn't know, I don't even think

  • that exists either.

  • Well, my boobs are real.

  • Oh good.

  • Just wanted to cover all that.

  • What else?

  • I brush my teeth all the time.

  • Your teeth are really white, by the way.

  • Thanks.

  • I wanted them to be like Britney Spears white.

  • I want that too.

  • I used to grow up seeing her in music videos and being

  • like, what does she do?

  • Does she get a new set of teeth all the time?

  • They're so white.

  • Going towards the light.

  • But, I'm really anal about that because I like good breath.

  • And like a turn off for me with guys is halitosis.

  • I've actually twittered about it before, because I've been in

  • the same area where someone will have halitosis.

  • And I'll be like, don't talk to me.

  • But, how do they not know it?

  • Unfortunately, I'm the kind of friend that's like stick a

  • piece of gum in your mouth.

  • Because, I'm going to save some friendships for you.

  • And I hope someone does that to me too.

  • But hopefully I don't have to do that.

  • Because, I brush my teeth breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Smells good.

  • Well, I did have 13 cavities at one time.

  • Really?

  • So, you can imagine why I'm so freaked out.

  • When I was a kid, I didn't really go to the dentist a lot.

  • And I didn't really go to doctor.

  • And then when I finally went they were like, you might as

  • well get like a whole new set of teeth.

  • Why didn't you go to the dentist?

  • I was poor.

  • Next question.

  • Yeah, because we live in the U.S.A and there

  • is no health care.

  • Yet.

  • Good point.

  • It's coming.

  • It is coming.

  • Thank you, Obama.

  • The next question is a two part question and it's a video

  • question from SayKelsayy.

  • Hi Katy, my name is Kelsey.

  • And I'd like to ask you two questions, if that's all right.

  • You can answer one or both of them.

  • First one, since the California Gurls music video slash single

  • released from your new album Teenage Dream, what's the

  • next song that you're going to release?

  • Is it a single or create a new music video for it?

  • Because I would be so excited to know.

  • I'm waiting until August 24.

  • I'm so excited until your Teenage Dream album comes out.

  • I've got it marked down on my calendar.

  • And also, I know you and Russell Brand are engaged.

  • And you're going to get married.

  • Congratulations.

  • I'm very happy for you guys.

  • But serious question, are you guys planning

  • on having children?

  • Kids or kittens?

  • Kids.

  • I think children.

  • She did such a great job between her edits.

  • And I think that's me.

  • And then I heard her version of Hot 'N Cold in the background.

  • I mean, she is like a fan.

  • That's so cute.

  • And also, her attention to detail is so perfect.

  • Her positioning.

  • I love you.

  • OK, first question is, I just shot the music video for the

  • second single off this record called Teenage Dream.

  • And so happens to be, the song next, is Teenage Dream.

  • So I shot that music video in Santa Barbara, my hometown.

  • I wrote it in Santa Barbara with some friends.

  • And it's so exciting.

  • It was so fun.

  • And it's going to be completely different

  • from California Gurls.

  • California Gurls is like this.

  • The stupid wigs and the fun and the glitz and the glam.

  • And I think with Teenage Dream you'll see a very raw, almost

  • vulnerable, like so vulnerable.

  • I had to wear so many less layers of make up.

  • And I would show up to set and they'd be like,

  • no, take it all off.

  • And I'd be like, oh, people are going to judge me.

  • But I think it's going to be exciting.

  • I'm nervous.

  • And I had to make out with a boy.

  • What did Russell say?

  • It was very traumatizing.

  • And I was kind of mean to him.

  • I would be the one to call cut, because I was

  • like I can't do this.

  • I feel so horrible.

  • But I know that it's a job.

  • And he has to do the same thing sometimes.

  • So we understand what our work is.

  • But yeah, we are excited to get married, of course.

  • And I think in marriage, when you're picking a partner, that

  • is one of the things to keep in mind., is would they