Katy Perry Roars like a Rockstar on W Magazine

By  October 22, 2013

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Katy Perry has welcomed the lessons in her life and is eager to unleash what she’s learned on the world with her fourth studio album, Prism, that hit shelves on October 18th.

“You can be the person who is standing in the way of your success, and that was the case for me,” W magazine’s November cover girl detailed in the glossy. “I was having a great professional streak, but personally, I was really immature, so I had to balance those things out.”

Perry was able to find balance after taking time for herself—out of the spotlight. “If you are not happy with something, you should change it. So I went to a lot of therapy, and finally, I am able to speak up for myself: You are going to hear me roar!”

But it wasn’t easy for Russell Brand’s ex-wife to find her voice. “I got dropped from my record label,” she said. “And the Jetta was impounded. And I couldn’t pay my bills. I suddenly heard no more often than yes. As cheesy as it sounds, the rejection built a lot of character in me. It takes strength to stick around in this business.”

The [music] business, though, because, unless Katy can get a late call-time, she’s not interested in being an actor. “I told some executives who asked me whether I wanted to act that if you want to start shooting at 11a.m. then I’m your girl,” Perry told W. “Otherwise, I’m not that interested. I live a rock-star kind of life where I don’t go to bed until 4 a.m. I’m very nocturnal. But I always say that if Ridley Scott wants to hire me for Blade Runner 2 to play Rachael, I am absolutely available.”

… Well, she told us. 

See what else the 28-year-old singer has to say when W’s global style issue hits newsstands!