June 23rd, 2011
11:47 AM ET
Pop stars don’t often get into politics, but Katy Perry is another exception.
The singer talked about the economy and health care with Rolling Stone in an issue hitting newsstands Friday, adding that she’s starting to ask more questions about what's what in politics.
“I'm only slowly but surely getting the wool taken off my eyes,” she tells RS. "I think we are largely in desperate need of revolutionary change in the way our mindset is. Our priority is fame, and people's wellness is way low.”
Of course, she says that “knowing full well that I'm a part of the problem. I'm playing the game, though I am trying to reroute.Anyway, not to get all politically divulging and introspective, but the fact that America doesn't have free health care drives me f-–ing absolutely crazy, and is so wrong."
But it doesn't sound like she's going to start singing about subjects deeper than “daisy dukes” with “bikinis on top," as Perry admits she doesn’t expect a hit pop song to be a political game-changer.
"I'm not a dummy,” she says. "I know 'California Gurls' isn't going to save the world. But I got a lot of heart from my upbringing and I put a lot of heart in my songs."
And if a critical review or two comes in, Mrs. Russell Brand says it doesn’t bother her. "Whenever people ask me about having bad reviews, I'm like, 'Have you seen the run I’ve had? Have you see the numbers?'" she says. "Numbers do not lie!"
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