October 28th, 2013
06:20 PM ET
Katy Perry, with her "eye of the tiger," has noticed a lot of naked pop stars lately.
As the 29-year-old told NPR in a recent interview, there's been so much nudity from female singers, she's become almost the "default" inspiration for young music fans.
"A lot of people see me as a role model, but I'd like to kind of turn that around and say, 'I appreciate that but I'd like to be seen as an inspiration,'" Perry said in the interview, while promoting her new album, "Prism." "A role model, I think, will fail you. I mean, I couldn't tell kids when it's time for them to try things or do things. I mean, that's not my role."
But, funny enough, she does see herself becoming an "inspiration out of default right now, 'cause it's such a strange world. Like females in pop – everybody's getting naked. I mean, I've been naked before but I don't feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed. But it's interesting to see."
Perry assured her listeners that she wasn't talking about any woman in particular, but rather "all of them."
"I mean, it's like everybody's so naked," she said. "It's like, 'put it away. We know you've got it.'"
Yet before she could be reminded of her own skin-baring style, the "Roar" singer admitted that she's "taken it out here and there. And I'm not necessarily judging. I'm just saying sometimes it's nice to play that card but also it's nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don't always have to use that card."
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