Bacon bod: Katy Perry to pose in pork for new album
Katy Perry's lyrics may dwell on desserts, and she plans on getting hitched to vegetarian comedian Russell Brand, but that's not stopping the iconoclast pop star from flaunting her love of raw meat — particularly bacon.
In a recent interview with Q magazine, the star reports, "My new record ... is more about confectionery and candy and baked goods. There's less fruit imagery. For my next album I'd like it to be about meat and I want to be on the cover wearing a bacon bikini."
What's more, she intends for the future CD to smell of sausages, stating, "CDs are over, but not if they smell original."
Despite the risk of upsetting Russ, Perry's willing to admit that she's tasted bacon — and liked it. What she seems to be missing, however, is that the ironic obsession with the fatty meat is already way passé. The 2008 eruption in bacon-flavored goods, ranging from vodka to coffee, has fallen as flat as Perry's voice on "California Gurls."
She may just be trying to push more peoples' buttons with the proposed album cover, but breakfast food can hardly compete with Lady Gaga deep throating a crucifix.
Indeed, Perry's got a lot to prove if she intends to undo the gospel album she dropped in 2001. She admits that her former self would "flip" if she heard lyrics on current tracks: "I'd have to give her a hug and calm her down. There's a lot about me she wouldn't understand. She might be a bit scared of what I've become. She might blush at the song 'Peacock' ... it's about dick."
Sorry Katy, but you didn't invent bacon, nor penises. When it comes to her supposedly subversive lyrics, the girl might as well take a lead from her parents and sing in tongues.