Happy Valentine’s Day to us all! Katy Perry – and one very revealing cutout swimsuit — covers the February 2014 issue of GQ magazine, and, unsurprisingly, the coinciding spread is as sexy as they come.
Dressed in a series of bras and panties (topped with blazers by the likes of Chloé and Saint Laurent, of course), the pop star talks frankly about her chest in the cover story, saying she prayed for what she’s got. “I said, ‘God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can’t see my feet when I’m lying down?’ … God answered my prayers. I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually,” Perry tells the magazine. Which certainly explains why her cupcake bra circa “California Gurlz” was such a huge hit.
She also opens up about another hot topic: The geisha costume at the American Music Awards back in November, yet another example of cultural appropriation gone awry. Perry told the magazine that she chose to pay homage to Japan because she loves its kawaii culture, and was surprised that her look created controversy:
“I was thinking about unconditional love, and I was thinking: Geishas are basically, like, the masters of loving unconditionally.” … (Days later, when asked if she followed the mini furor that her performance ignited — some said it amounted to singing in blackface — she tells me she respects the debate but thinks her critics misunderstood. “All I was trying to do is just give a very beautiful performance about a place that I have so much love for and find so much beauty in, and that was exactly where I was coming from, with no other thought besides it.”)
Despite her positive intentions and calling Japan “the capital of adorableness,” as we’ve learned in the fashion industry recently, even a seemingly harmless cultural appropriation can offend the masses. Lesson learned?
You can read the full story and see all of Perry’s super hot photos over at GQ.