Katy Perry has been entertaining fans all over the world for close to twenty years. The 32-year-old California girl sang in church when she was young and had aspirations of being a gospel singer. She signed a recording contract and released her first album at the age of 17. The album was a failure but she continued to press ahead and finally broke through in 2008 with her hit single “I Kissed a Girl”. She is now one of the most recognized names in the music industry. She has 5 albums to her credit and she has also been seen on television and in movies. She is viewed as a sex symbol and has been voted onto many “Hot Lists” as well as being listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the highest earners in her business.
She is by no means shy about flaunting her stunning figure which has been the source of a few well-publicized controversies. She was once in a segment of Sesame Street that was ultimately pulled because she was so provocatively dressed. She has also been photographed in a few compromising situations which have led to her becoming the target of even more criticism. Her parents are probably quite proud of their daughter’s achievements but there are a few moments that they would like to sweep under the carpet. Here are 17 photos Katy Perry’s parents wants you to forget.
17 The Middle Finger
In this photo, the sexy celebrity is pictured giving the camera the bird while she attended the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. It’s not the most flattering picture of the starlet. Notice the bloodshot eyes? Katy was dressed in Native American-themed clothing which stirred up more criticism than the middle finger did. She was roasted in an open letter by someone who was less than impressed with her wardrobe. The letter accused her of cultural appropriation and actually referred to her as a “raging racist”. Wow!! That’s a little harsh!! Still, it looks like Katy had a good time despite the fact that a few bands weren’t able to make it due to flights from Europe being grounded after the eruption of an Icelandic volcano.
16 Rihanna Kiss
Katy Perry and Rihanna are close friends. How close? Well, maybe this steamy picture will give you an idea. But how did it all start? According to Perry, she complimented Rihanna on her handbag one day. Rihanna ended up sending Katy the same bag as an out-of-the-blue Valentine's gift. Next thing you know, Rihanna threw Katy a bachelorette party and now they are seen in pictures like this one. Like most relationships, Katy and Rihanna's have had rough patches such as when Rihanna supposedly took Chris Brown back after he had viciously battered RiRi. The falling out didn't last too long as Rihanna came to her senses and left Brown for good. She and Katy have been very tight ever since as can be seen in this picture.
15 The Ellen Stare
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have been married since 2008 but there have been a lot of reports over the years that indicate that the two have had their share of problems. One of these issues in the Ellen is quite a flirt. At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in 2013, Ellen and Portia ran into the voluptuous Katy Perry who was wearing a nice tight fitting gown that showed off a whole lotta cleavage. Ellen was obviously quite captivated by the brunette bombshell’s frame and was caught by cameras as she gave them a really good once over. In Ellen’s defense, there aren’t too many people, men or women, who would not be drawn to such a sight. Portia appeared to be a little red in the face but it’s a safe bet to say that she got an eyeful too.
14 Her Tumble
Normally, the pretty lady is supposed to surprise the crowd by jumping out of the cake. In this instance, Katy is bucking tradition and jumping right into the cake during the MTV Latin American Awards in Mexico. It was the first time the young starlet had hosted an awards show. It looks like a lot of fun but the happy moment quickly turned to embarrassment and a bit of concern when she slipped on some of the icing and took a nasty fall. She tried to grab onto one of her band mates but the cake-covered Katy missed and crashed heavily to the floor. Like the true professional she is, Perry got up and laughed it off. It will be interesting to see if she tries to pull that stunt again.
13 This Here
Katy sure knows how to enjoy herself over the first weekend of 2012’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival. She is everywhere you want to be and she schmoozed everyone you’d ever want to schmooze. Katy had a front row seat to watch her friend Rihanna perform with Calvin Harris. Katy and Rihanna have been good friends for quite a while and they showed their affection for each other when they embraced and shared a few thoughts during the “Umbrella” singer’s act. It doesn’t take too much imagination to guess what many of the onlookers were thinking about. Sadly, Katy let go so that Rihanna could continue on with her show but not before camera took dozens of pics of the two. Katy sure got a bit wild after her marriage to Russell Brand dissolved.
12 This Shot Here
Oh goodness!! She’s done it again. In this picture, we see that Katy’s dress is caught in a bit of an updraft which gives us a great glimpse of her cheeky side. We’ve got to give credit to the photographer that was in the right place at the right time to snap this eye-popping shot. She might have felt shielded by her car door as she exited her vehicle but she didn’t count on somebody with an itchy trigger finger being behind her. Things weren’t as bad as they could have been as Katy was able to quickly rectify the situation despite having her hands full with coffee and her cell phone. This isn’t the first time that she’s fallen victim to such circumstances and it hopefully won’t be the last.
11 Her Thong Removal?
This chick sure knows how to have a good time. She also has the knack for getting our imaginations going. One thing that’s for sure is that if you can get her to come to one of your house parties it will certainly make it a memorable one. Especially if you get a couple of drinks into her. She was photographed with 2 girls who were trying to take off Katy’s thong using their teeth. It’s kind of like pin the tail on the donkey but a heck of a lot more entertaining. We’re not too sure what happened after this or if anyone won prizes but it is safe to say that everyone had a great time. Katy apparently did not want this picture to be released but it seems that she didn’t get her way. Lucky for us.
10 The Wardrobe Malfunction
The audience that looked on as Katy Perry performed at the Fashion Cares charity fundraiser in 2008 got a lot more than they bargained for when Katy fell victim to a humiliating wardrobe malfunction. Well, it might have been embarrassing for her but there were plenty in attendance that enjoyed the spectacle immensely. During one of her songs, she knelt beside one of her band members when the strap on her satin dress broke which caused her ample breasts to become exposed. A mildly-shaken Perry fled the stage but returned moments later and resumed her set after her dress got the necessary repairs. This might be one of the 17 photos Katy Perry’s parents wants to forget but those that witnessed it might never get the image out of their minds.
9 This Lesbian Kiss
Ermahgerd!! She really did kiss a girl!! Katy Perry was one of many celebrity guests that attended a Miley Cyrus concert in Los Angeles in 2014. Cyrus was in the middle of one of her songs when she approached Katy and the two gals locked lips as the cameras rolled. Cyrus, a self-proclaimed pansexual, wanted the moment to last a little longer but Katy avoided going too far by pulling away after a few seconds. Katy and Miley both took to Twitter after the show and posted some pics of the brief make-out session. Katy commented on her adoration of the controversial “Wrecking Ball” singer. She also posted a shot of her wiping her mouth after the kiss. The photo got a lot of chins wagging but it is one of the 17 photos Katy Perry’s parents wants to forget.
8 Her Drunk
The Coachella Music Festival is held each year on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio California. It has been drawing nearly 200,000 people over the 2 weekends on which it runs in April. The festival features all sorts of live music as well as artists. The 2012 festival featured The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds among others. While Katy Perry wasn’t performing, she still managed to make an appearance in a leather jacket, a hippy dress, and purple hair. It looks like she had a pretty good time judging from this photo. Although she often looks a little pale, she really looks ghostly here after possibly enjoying a few too many beverages. She could definitely use that cup of coffee that she sang about in 2008.
7 Her Drunk Again
Katy Perry went to watch Dita Von Teese’s “Strip Strip Hooray” show in December of 2010 and this is how she looked after the entertaining burlesque show. It seems like it was “Sip Sip Hooray” for Katy. She should have known better than to get loaded at an event that was also being attended by internet blabbermouth Perez Hilton. She had to have known that this mortifying moment would be captured and spread around. She was allegedly staggering and needed the assistance of her friend to remain upright. Unlike Lindsay Lohan and many other Hollywood celebs, Katy had someone else drive her home. When she arrived at her residence she was apparently sober enough to get on Twitter and congratulate Von Teese on an awesome show. It’s probably best that she did that right away because she probably couldn’t remember anything when she woke up the next morning.
6 Kissing Little Boys
Katy Perry found herself attending Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in 2010. She also found herself in the company of a young Justin Bieber. After she kissed him she took to Twitter and bragged “Told you I would tap that. Yummy.” Yeah, OK. There are probably more than a few guys that are jealous of the Biebs and this photo should just add to that. What a feeling it would be to have the beautiful singer’s lips planted on your cheek. We mean Katy Perry’s lips, not Bieber’s you sickos!! Justin looks like he’s in Heaven. The two actually got together at a party afterward and did a little dancing. The lucky little Bieber got to slow dance with her which would have been even more heavenly for him seeing he was only tall enough to come up to her chest.
5 Her Bieber Comparison
This is one disturbing picture that shows Katy doing her best impression of Justin Bieber. Now, the picture on the right is Justin. Don’t you just want to put your fist through your computer monitor? The picture on the left is Katy Perry trying to look like Justin Bieber. She does a fairly good job but she doesn’t seem to be able to give off quite enough douchiness. She looks to have the hair down pat but she is having a bit of trouble with the facial expression. Katy recently cut off her hair and has gone with one of those pixie cuts. The reaction has been mixed but most people who commented on Twitter seem to prefer the old look. Let’s hope she isn’t trying to be more like Justin Bieber.
4 The Illuminati Connection
Katy brings out her inner Cleopatra while shooting the video for her song “Dark Horse” in 2013. She playfully looks through what appears to be the Eye of Horus which signifies royal power and protection. Well, she might need protection from the millions of people that found the video to be highly offensive. Once again, Katy was accused of being racist when she released the video which depicts an Islamic necklace being burned when Katy fires a bolt of lightning from her fingertips. Thousands of angry Muslims lobbied to have the video removed from YouTube saying that the video is blasphemous. This wasn’t the first time that Katy has been called out for racial insensitivity. She was also criticized for her performance of “Unconditionally” at the American Music Awards for using a Japanese theme.
3 The Middle Finger Again
Katy donned a sheer dress to the VMA show in 2010 which is an attention grabber on its own. With purple and pink highlights spiralling through her dark hair, the sexy starlet smiled and posed for pictures in her short skirt and high-heels. Katy looks seriously peeved in this photo as she is giving somebody two emphatic middle fingers. As it turns out, Katy wasn’t directing scorn at anyone. She was actually showing off her artistically manicured nails that had images of her then-fiancé, Russell Brand, painted on them. She could have chosen any number of ways to show off the nail art but, Katy being Katy, she opted to stir the pot a bit. Like the nail polish on her fingers, her relationship with Russell Brand faded away. After getting married in 2010, the two divorced less than 2 years later.
2 Her Nude Body Suit
Once again, Katy shows off her uncanny ability to turn heads and create a buzz. Katy wore this naked body suit to the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, Canada. She was the first performer to be announced and she took home the International Video of the Year Award for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) as well as the UR Fave Artist or Group Award. She went on to perform "Wide Awake" which was nominated for Video of the Year. Unfortunately for Katy's fans, the video lost out to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe". Her outfit was the topic of many water cooler discussions the next day although it was a little tamer than some of the other outfits that she has been seen in. This is another one of the 17 photos Katy Perry's parents wants to forget.
1 Her Smoking
Katy hit the water slides at Atlantic Paradise Island in the Bahamas in 2010 the day after she performed to a sold-out crowd at the Grand Ballroom in Atlantis. She wore this modest yet alluring two-piece bikini and somehow managed to blend in with the crowd. While there is a certain aura of wholesomeness about this picture there is also the fact that she is sucking on a cigarette. She is smoking hot but it may shock a few people to learn that she actually smokes. There were several other photos taken of her that day and it appears that she had one heck of a fun time riding the slides, inner tubing, and showing off that awesome bikini body. She must know that smoking will eventually ruin her voice? If that goes then all she’ll have left is...never mind!!