Katy Perry Covers January 2014 Issue of Marie Claire
Katy Perry covers the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire. In the interview, Katy discusses her motivation to stay at the top of the charts and her religious views. She also reveals the items she never leaves home without.
On Her Motivation to Stay on Top: "I'm never going to be lazy, because there are 500 other people waiting in line for this position."
On Her Religious Views: "I don't believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don't want to hear. I actually don't trust people who start to turn on me because they get scared of telling me the truth. I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time - for self-control, for humility. There's a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying 'thank you' sometimes is better than asking for things."
On What She Won't Leave Home Without: "Fragrance-free baby wipes and By Terry lip balm. I'm kind of like Howard Hughes-y in that I'm not a fan of germs. Getting sick is a bummer because I bum so many people out if I have to cancel a show ... I might as well just throw hundreds of thousands of dollars off a cliff."
Here is a behind-the-scenes video of Katy's Marie Claire cover shoot: