Katy Perry Reveals Body Image Struggles, Blasts Her Critics: ‘Numbers Do Not Lie’

Katy Perry is known for her enviably curvaceous physique, but the pop star says she wasn’t always appreciative of her upper body assets.

“I started praying for [breasts] when I was, like, 11,” the 26-year-old told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview for their June 24 issue. “And God answered that prayer above and beyond, by, like, 100 times, until I was like, ‘Please, stop, God. I can’t see my feet anymore. Please stop!’

“Someone in sixth grade called me ‘Over-the-shoulder boulder holder,’” Katy — who graces the magazine’s cover wearing a Hershey’s Kisses-inspired bra top – added. “I didn’t know I could use them. So, what I did was, I started taping them down… probably until I was about 19.”

The “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” singer just set the record as the first artist in history to have at least one song on Billboard’s Hot 100 list for an entire year, but Katy said that despite her obvious success, she still gets questioned regarding her musical merit.

“Whenever people ask me about having bad reviews, I’m like, ‘Have you seen the run I’ve had? Have you see the numbers?’” she told the mag. “Numbers do not lie!”

While Katy challenges her detractors to take a look at the facts, she said she’s aware that her fluffy pop songs are just that – fluffy pop songs!

“I’m not a dummy — I know ‘California Gurls’ isn’t going to save the world,” she explained, referencing her 2010 hit with Snoop Dogg. “But I got a lot of heart from my upbringing and I put a lot of heart in my songs.”

Read the full interview with Katy when Rolling Stone hits newsstands on Friday.

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