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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Katy Perry[/lastfm]’s life today is probably not what she expected t to be growing up. But not for the reasons you may think. It’s true many celebrities probably never thought they’d reach extreme levels wealth and fame they experience but for Katy Beth her ultra conservative upbringing made it all the more unexpected.
Though her parents lived out loud during their youth, her mother once dated [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] and her father is a recovered drug dealer turned pastor, they kept Katy on a pretty short leash. “Everything I do is a bit slightly forbidden,” said the “I Kissed A Girl” singer.
“When I was a little girl, I kind of thought that our world, my family’s world, was the only type of world that existed. I had no idea that there was, you know, rock and roll or MTV … we had television but it was very censored,” she explained “If people were about to kiss, I would never see that actual kiss. It would be changed the next second, but I didn’t know that at the time.”
Trying rigorously to raise Katy in a positive, Christian environment her parents resorted to very unique and interesting measures. Deviled eggs were known as “Angeled eggs,” the only book available was the Bible, and the only music she could listen to was gospel.
Nobody would believe you if you told them that the Katy Perry that grew up in that household would become the singer made famous for her hits like “Waking Up in Vegas” and for having extra low cut shirts on children’s television. But that’s exactly how it went down.
Katy doesn’t seem bitter though. “I still call them Angeled eggs,” Katy confirmed.
“Hot N Cold” Katy Perry feat Elmo
- What kind of impact, if any, did Katy’s upbringing have on her life and career now? Tell us what you think in the comments.