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Katy Perry Says ‘Tired of Being Famous’ Comment Was Taken Out of Context

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Katy Perry‘s relationship with the press has been problematic lately. First, her comments about the Beyonce/Shakira duet were allegedly taken out of context. Now, the ‘Part of Me’ singer is answering for her words in her May 2012 Teen Vogue cover story. Yahoo reports that Perry declared that “I’m tired of being famous already,” and it came back to haunt her.

But before we get to the part where Perry tweeted her displeasure at her words being taking out of context, she also followed up her statement about her boredom with fame by saying, “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.” That’s understandable, since she deals with paparazzi cameras in her face and all the gossip and chatter that goes with the territory of being a much-worshiped pop star. Pop music pimpin’ ain’t easy.

Despite such challenges, Perry wants to remain with her feet planted on the ground, saying, “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,'” she continued. “‘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.”

The press took the quotes about her being tired of being famous and ran with them, despite the fact that everything she said in the same breath supported her reasons for not liking the trappings of fame. It’s not like Perry is bellyaching and being all “Woe is me” and biting the hand that feeds her. When contextualized, her commentary is honest and real. Even so, she issued a tweet, which is posted below:

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