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Katy Perry is sounding off on all that controversy surrounding her big-bootied backup dancers.
The 29-year-old singer got some heat earlier this summer for featuring backup dancers in her tour that were dressed as mummies with giant padded butts. Some called the costumes racist while others thought they were just harmless getups.
"As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery," Perry explains in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. "Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T's wife, Coco. Those girls aren't African-American. But it's actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that's why there's bandages and it's mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together...It came from an honest place. If there was any inkling of anything bad, then it wouldn't be there, because I'm very sensitive to people."
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"I guess I'll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that's it," she added. "I know that's a quote that's gonna come to f--k me in the ass, but can't you appreciate a culture? I guess, like, everybody has to stay in their lane? I don't know."
Cultural controversy aside, the Rolling Stone cover girl also opened up about motherhood and wanting to have children in the future. "I want to be doing that in the right time," she says. "And that's not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it's in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it. I don't really want to take the child on tour."
"I don't need a dude," the singer added. "I mean, Neil [Patrick Harris] and David [Burtka], their twins are beautiful. It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don't need anything. I don't think I'll have to, but we'll see. I'm not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."