Katy Perry: I'm not a shock jock; I do nudity 'with a wink'

During her current promotional tour, Katy Perry has discussed fellow pop stars' propensity for stripping down on many occasions.

In a new Entertainment Weekly interview, Perry remarks, "There's times when you see other people who, the only reason why they have success is because they're just shock jocks, which works for a period of time. I haven't really taken off all my clothes yet, so I still have that card to play if I want to. I think when you play that card first, then you're like [groans]. Yeah, I've done my fair share of 'naked on a cotton candy cloud' situation, but everything is with a wink. It's not like, 'Here's my vagina.' Rihanna has a fantastic body. Same with Miley – she's got an amazing body, and they get away with so much more stuff because it looks so great. Me, honestly, I've got cellulite. I'm just hiding it."

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In another interview with NPR, she admitted she feels herself "becoming this inspiration out of default right now because it's such a strange world. Like females in pop - everybody's getting naked. I mean, I've been naked before but I don't like to feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. But it's interesting to see. I'm not talking about anyone in particular. I'm talking about all of them. I mean, it's like everybody's so naked. It's like, 'put it away!' We know you've got it. I got it too. I've taken it off for - I've taken it out here and there. And I'm not necessarily judging."

Perry also recently told Le Grand Journal that she likes "all of my focus and attention to be on my music. I admire those ladies and I know that they're all doing their own thing in their own way. But for me, I want people to understand that I'm here to entertain them through music. And I don't necessarily like to abuse the attention of the viewer or the listener - not that I'm saying they do!"

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