Way before “Teenage Dream” or “Roar,” even before the ill-fated marriage to Russell Brand, Katy Perry was starting out in her career, feeling like a plastic bag. Her album, One of the Boys, shot Katy into the contemporary music scene that in 2008. She sold seven million copies and featured at number nine on the US Billboard 200.
Personally, “Hot n Cold” is my favorite song of the album, but great success came from her lead single “I Kissed a Girl”. If you remember, the song topped the charts for seven weeks in a row. The first line of the song starts with the lyric “I kissed a girl and I liked it”, and since the song’s release, Katy’s fans have been hot and then cold. But there’s a new theory to the identity of the girl with cherry chapstick.
When the song became a hit, the 32-year-old said that she was inspired by Scarlett Johanson. Even though the two hadn’t kissed, she admitted she had a crush on her, as well on Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.
This year, Katy celebrates her 10-year friendiversary with singer Miley Cyrus, and she revealed something very interesting about the origin of the hit.
“When she wrote I Kissed a Girl I was on set for the Hannah Montana movie and she asked me to go to the VMAs with her. That’s when my whole VMA controversy started! My mom went into the limo with me and Katy Perry because she was nervous. That’s how we met and we just stayed friends. When she came out with ‘I Kissed a Girl,’ I was doing the Hannah Montana movie, and I heard her on the radio. They said, ‘Who did you write that about?’ She said me!”
Yes, people, that’s right. Perry used her long friendship with Miley as inspiration for “I Kissed a Girl” rather than being the girl she kissed or liked kissing.