Katy Perry, whose movie Part of Me premieres nationwide in theaters July 5th, dished about her strict religious upbringing with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday night. The young woman, who now sports whirligigs on her breasts while performing and was even married to the likes of Russell Brand, was once a quiet choir girl raised by Pentecostal born-again Christians.
According to a report from Celebuzz, even though the Firework singer has left part of her former life behind, it seems behind the faÃ§ade, the values are still pretty much intact. She does explain, however, that parents who are ministers tend to get a bit carried away with rules sometimes.
"My parents are traveling ministers, Pentecostal, born-again Christian," she says. "[So] I was raised in church."
Katy grew up with lots of restrictions and was required, as was her sister, to follow the rules to the letter of the law.
"I wasn't allowed to watch much TV, and it was very censored," Katy Perry says. "It was really strange. And get this, I wasn't allowed to watch The Smurfs. And now I'm Smurfette. I really know how to stick it to 'em."
She recalls strange things, too, like not being able to call deviled eggs "deviled eggs," because the word "devil" represented Satan.
"I wasn't allowed to eat deviled eggs cause they were called deviled," Perry said. "So I had to call them angel eggs before I put them in my mouth."
Katy even recalls a time when her sister, who she refers to as "perfect and sweet," stole some lingerie from Macy's. She claims her parents kicked her out of the house and had her moved off to Arizona.
So how does a young woman with this kind of background wind up a singing sensation? While Katy doesn't answer that question, it's safe to assume her parents weren't behind it. Do you think Katy said lots of prayers in order to make it big in the music world? Maybe all those angel eggs paid off!
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