Katy Perry answers fans' questions, talks about her 'boobs,' loses bet on 'California Gurls' success

We recently caught up with Katy Perry as she was shooting a YouTube video in which she answers questions from fans (sample quote: “Well, my boobs are real…”). At the time, her smash “California Gurls” had just been knocked out of the top spot on the Hot 100, and we thought Perry might be a little bummed.

Not so! In fact, she told us she was surprised it became the song of the summer in the first place. “I didn’t know automatically ‘California Gurls’ would rocket,” she said. “I think that there are some real gems on the record and we have yet to really get to them.” Perry actually bet against the song hitting No. 1. “I made a bet with someone I work with that if it goes No. 1, I’ll take their kids to Chuck E. Cheese. And it went No. 1 for six weeks. I have six nights of Chuck E. Cheese planned. I’m excited! It’s going to be crazy!”

Check out the YouTube Q&A below.

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  • Rich

    Hmmmm… AutoTuned chick showing boobs + token rapper cameo + crassly commercial song with the same electro beat everybody’s used for 2 years straight now. I’d be more surprised if it DIDN’T go to #1.

    No wonder nobody listens to Top 40 radio except 12 year-olds.

    • JC

      Dude , DO u even what auto-tune is. Do some research before you comment , because Katy Perry does not use auto-tune

      • kim

        @JC:It is used to disguise off-key inaccuracies and mistakes, and has allowed singers to perform perfectly tuned vocal tracks without the need of singing in tune. Courtesy of Wikipedia.org….yup sounds like Katy Perry to me. Have u even heard her sing live? If so, that should tell you everything…at least for those who know good talent.

      • L

        do you do research dude? of course she does.

    • Jim

      California Gurls is an insult to music.

    • Amanda

      Best first comment ever.

    • runner

      Ummmm…if it’s “Top 40″ then there are obviously more people listening than just 12 year olds. Just making sure you understand exactly what Top 40 means.

      • MastreMayhem

        Top 40 IS commercial radio play and downloads, which IS primarily 12 year olds, chronologically and mentally. People with any taste in music steal it and don’t listen to crap radio. Blah, blah blah…

    • UGH

      Horrible music, nice rack.

    • *round of applause*

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Let’s talk more about her boobs.

  • Christian

    God hates her so much that He’s punishing her with phenomenal success?

    • Tom Brazelton

      Well, y’know… mo’ money, mo’ problems.

    • Christian

      This comment makes a lot less sense when the initial comment it was responding too was deleted.

      • Christian

        And this comment would make a lot more sense if … forget it, I’m going home and lying down.

      • who cares

        yea our posts look kinda silly now

  • who cares

    you support hate and judgment. that means you support an immoral lifestyle. god doesn’t hate.

  • God

    Actually, I kind of enjoy California Gurls

    • JeezyCreezy

      Geez Dad, this is why we dont get along.

  • JC

    Katy is hot and she makes good music and she has a nice face

    • kim

      Correction: her studio makes nice music.

  • ashley

    since it sounds so much like tik tok and is super shallow…yeah, going to no. 1 not a big surprise. i do like teenage dream and futuristic lover, though, and if those songs indicate what’s on her album and not the California song i’ll give it a listen.

  • ThatDavidGuy

    Whoa folks, calm down. It’s an interview with an entertainer, not the next presidential debate.

  • Arabang

    Americans hate their your own musician.Aikona nie.

  • Will

    Take off your damn blue wig. You look ridiculous. You are not hot. You are not sexy. You are annoying as hell and your music sucks. Go take your plastic ass and go back to church where you came from.

  • Viv

    I am morally opposed to Katy Perry and gleefully awaiting her return to irrelevancy. Carry on.

  • Gingerbreadboy

    @EW thanks for choosing these very intersting questions. I heard Katy’s song on the radio this summer and this is the first video from her that I’ve ever played or watched. :) Nice voice, Best Wishes Katy.

  • lucianda

    you are a cool gril and you are so…………..nice?

  • Molly

    i like her somewhat. She’s entertaining, i suppose. but she sometimes seems a bit full of herself.

  • lilly

    katy perry is so pretty i wonder how she got those booobs

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