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Katy Perry Claps Back at Rude Fan, Hints at Possible 2017 Tour

Katy Perry DNC Performance 2016
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Katy Perry may be a self-proclaimed “light,” but that doesn’t mean she’s incapable of throwing some light shade when the situation calls for it.

After a Twitter hater/troll/pressed fan told the pop star that her 2016 summer Olympics anthem “Rise” “flopped” and that her career in music was “over,” Perry clapped back with a smooch emoji and a promise that she would see the snarky user at her show next year.

So, does this mean a new Katy Perry tour could be coming in 2017? More pressingly: Does this mean we’ll be getting a new album soon?

Last spring, her manager, Steven Jensen, announced during a music and entertainment conference in Singapore that her fifth studio album would be released before the end of 2016. And while the Prism singer has not publicly confirmed plans for a tour next year, the timing would make sense.

Her last album was released in 2013 and while the performer has admittedly been taking her time in the studio crafting music that is more experimental and reflects her evolution as an artist over the past few years, she told Elvis Duran in August that she’s been focusing much of her creative energy on writing inspirational songs and tracks that are more unexpected, like “Rise.”

“I’m working with a lot of unexpected writers and producers and maybe people that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to pair me with,” she said, adding, “That’s bringing out a lot of different things sonically, but that’s kind of always been my vibe.”

As for what the record will sound like, that remains a mystery. But who knows: Maybe it will feature a collaboration with a certain country-turned-pop superstar. After all, what could be more unexpected than that?

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