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Was Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" Written About Miley Cyrus?
The pop star says it was her cherry Chapstick that Katy was thinking about in her breakout hit.
Fresh off of putting those pesky wedding rumors to bed, Miley Cyrus is now indulging in a bit of faux kiss-and-tell. She made the bombshell claim that she is the inspiration for pop star (and new American Idol judge) Katy Perry's first hit, "I Kissed a Girl" in an interview with New York radio station WKTU's Cubby and Carolina Show.
Miley recalled that she was filming the Hannah Montana movie when she heard Katy give an interview on the radio.
"They said, ‘Who did you write that about?’ She said me! I screamed and started freaking out, and then she asked me to go to the VMAs with her. That’s when I started doing my whole VMA controversy. I was like, ‘I’ll go with Katy Perry!’ So that’s how we met and we just stayed friends.”
Miley's story sounds good, but it contradicts one that Katy may have told after the song came out.
"‘I Kissed a Girl' was inspired when I opened up a magazine and I saw a picture of Scarlett Johansson,” Katy reportedly said in a 2008 interview with Steppin’ Out. “I was with my boyfriend at the time, and I said to him, ‘I’m not going to lie: If Scarlett Johansson walked into the room and wanted to make out with me, I would make out with her. I hope you’re okay with that?'”
“I had no idea [about the song],” Scarlett later told Allure. “I should get a cut!”
More recently, Katy has revealed that kissing wasn't the only way she's dipped in the lady pond.
“I speak my truths and I paint my fantasies into these little bite size pop songs," she said in a speech at a Human Rights Campaign gala earlier this year. "For instance, ‘I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It’. Truth be told, I did more than that.”