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Katy Perry admits she’d rewrite ‘I Kissed A Girl’ to remove its problematic lyrics

The star's breakout hit has been criticised for exploiting the LGBT community.

By Fabio Crispim

Katy Perry has revealed she’d re-write her iconic track ‘I Kissed A Girl’ to remove some outdated ‘stereotypes’ about LGBT people.

The 2008 single was Perry’s breakout hit, topping charts around the globe as the singer declared kissing another woman was “not what good girls do / not how they should behave”.

Now, a decade later, Perry has said she’d make a few changes to the song, which sat on her debut album alongside another fairly problematic number entitled ‘Ur So Gay’.

Appearing in a video for Glamour, the pop singer watched fan covers of some of her biggest hits including ‘Firework’, ‘Unconditionally’ and ‘The One That Got Away’.

When witnessed a cover of ‘I Kissed A Girl’ by singer Ramona Rox, Perry praiseed the cover before addressing some of the controversy surrounding the song.

“I think we’ve really changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years. We’ve come a long way,” she said. “Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity. 

“Your mind changes so much in 10 years, and you grow so much. What’s true for you can evolve.” 

The ‘Swish Swish’ singer added: “If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it.

“Lyrically, it has a couple stereotypes in it.” 

Despite being praised as an LGBT rights supporter, Perry came under fire last year for collaborating with homophobic rapper Miggos for ‘Chained To The Rhythm’, just weeks after she accepted the National Equality Award at 2017’s Human Rights Campaign gala. 

Watch the video below: