Rolling Stone
July 31, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

Pop star Katy Perry talked babies and cultural appropriation for Rolling Stone’s new cover story.

The star says she’s interested in having a child someday, but does not need society to tell her how to do it. In other words: a man is not key to Perry’s baby plans.

“I don’t need a dude,” said Perry. She cited friends and celebrity couple Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka,”I mean, Neil and David, their twins are beautiful. It’s 2014! We are living in the future; we don’t need anything. I don’t think I’ll have to, but we’ll see. I’m not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn’t present himself.”

Perry also commented on criticism about several aspects of her stage show, including a geisha-inspired American Music Award performance and dancers dressed as mummies with big, fake butts on her current tour. But Perry says none of the costumes are meant to play up racism and cultural stereotypes.

“Those girls aren’t African-American,” she told Rolling Stone. “But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It came from an honest place.”

But for now, Katy Perry is just going to focus on making music.


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