We’ve seen Katy Perry interviewed by everyone from Barbara Walters to tabloid reporters on the red carpet. But W Magazine is bringing fresh young talent to the interview game, enlisting a 7-year-old New Yorker named Poppy to grill (okay, we might be exaggerating) the superstar on everything from her favorite songs to roller skating to hula hooping. The video, which was directed by Lynn Hirschberg and produced by Condé Nast Entertainment, comes in perfect timing with the upcoming launch of Perry’s album, “Witness.” Here are are some tidbits from Perry’s most delightful interview yet:
How do you get your inspiration for songs?
That’s a great question. I get my inspiration for songs from watching everybody else. So like, for instance, you know when you’re at school, and you go on the playground for recess, and all of your friends are doing all kinds of different things. One person is playing soccer, one person is playing tag, there’s a group of girls in the corner. Sometimes, I just sit back and I just watch all that go on, and make stories up about what’s happening in those different groups, or about those different people. I’ll make stories about people that I love, or I’ll make stories about people that’ve hurt my feelings, or I’ll make stories that are just for me. For instance, “Roar,” is because sometimes I get upset, right? And sometimes you need to like, cheer yourself up. How do you cheer yourself up?
I sort of just like hang out with my two little puppies?
Exactly! So I have a puppy that I love; her name is Nugget. And it’s just me and Nugget, and sometimes the way I cheer myself up is telling myself that it’s going to be Ok, I’m gonna get through whatever is going on, it’s all gonna be fine, right? And I sing a song about that.
What was your favorite song when you were 7?
Oh, that’s a great question! My favorite song when I was seven was probably something from church like “Oh Happy Day!” [sings] Do you know that one? It’s different. It’s ok.
Watch the vid in full, below.