Apparently, things didn’t stop at kissing a girl for Katy Perry.
The singer and activist was honored this weekend by a gay rights lobbying group over the weekend and confessed that she did more than “kiss a girl.”
“I’m just a singer and songwriter, honestly,” Perry told E! News. “I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite size pop songs. For instance, ‘I kissed a girl and I liked it.’ Truth be told, I did more than that.”
“But how was I going to reconcile that with a gospel singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps? What I did know was I was curious, and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress,” she said. “And honestly, I haven’t always gotten it right, but in 2008 when that song came out, I knew that I started a conversation, and a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along, too.”
Perry revealed that she spent much of her childhood trying to pray “the gay away in [her] Jesus camps,” but later changed her outlook after making it big.
“I found my gift, and my gift introduced me to people outside my bubble and my bubble started to burst,” she said. “These people were nothing like I had been taught to fear. They were the most free, strong, kind and inclusive people I have ever met.”
Perry reportedly teared up when she accepted her National Equality Award and dedicated it to her manager, Bradford Cobb.