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Katy Perry Gets Interviewed by a 7-year-old

Katy Perry sits down for an interview with a 7-year-old girl named Poppy. The pop star talks about her upcoming album "Witness", when she first started loving music, her fashion choices, hula hooping, roller skating, gardening, favorite songs, and more. Don't miss a very special duet performance at the end!

Released on 6/08/2017

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00:02
Okay Poppy, I wanna hear everything you have to say.
00:04
Here's question one.
00:06
Were you a music lover since you were young?
00:10
Yeah, how old are you?
00:12
Seven. Seven, I thought you
00:13
were at least nineandahalf.
00:15
I started singing when I was nine years old,
00:18
because my older sister, she came home after a summer being
00:22
with her godparents who had a studio in their basement,
00:26
and she recorded a song with them,
00:28
and I was like, "Hold up, what?",
00:31
and so, I started practicing that song,
00:33
and I showed it to my mom
00:34
and then she got me singing lessons.
00:36
Do some of your friends sing?
00:37
Not really, but I sing.
00:39
You sing?
00:41
I can't wait to hear you, I mean, only if you want.
00:43
I'd love to hear you.
00:45
Maybe we could do it at the end of the interview,
00:47
that would be okay.
00:48
Okay, how do you go about your outfits?
00:51
It means, like, do you dress how you feel,
00:55
or how the song is, like, if the song is sad,
00:58
you wear sort of blueish colors.
01:02
Actually, you're pretty much right
01:03
because whenever I wake up in the morning,
01:06
I like to dress and represent exactly how I feel.
01:09
So, sometimes I dress because I feel funny
01:12
and I wanna laugh a lot,
01:13
sometimes I dress when I wanna flirt,
01:16
you know, maybe with a boy.
01:18
Or, if it's about food, for instance,
01:20
I just put food all over my body.
01:22
Sorta, like, not like, really like, real food.
01:25
No, like, I put real food over my body.
01:28
Okay. It's pretty good.
01:31
Do you know how to hulahoop?
01:35
I mean, basically.
01:36
I kinda do.
01:37
I'm not that great at it, but are you?
01:40
I'm pretty good.
01:41
[sighs] She's good at everything.
01:44
Can you rollerskate?
01:45
Holy skate, yeah.
01:48
I can rollerskate backwards.
01:51
I actually used to go rollerskating on Tuesday nights
01:53
when I was your age, but like, it was different.
01:55
Like, I would go there to meet friends and maybe, like,
02:00
like,
02:01
talk to a boy, but not at your age.
02:03
Probably, it was, like, more than 13.
02:05
That was, like, 13 or 14,
02:06
that was, like, 17.
02:08
What was your favorite song when you were seven?
02:12
Honestly, it was probably something, like, from church.
02:15
Like, Oh Happy Day.
02:18
♪ Oh, happy day ♪
02:20
♪ Oh, happy day ♪
02:22
♪ Oh, happy day ♪
02:24
Do you know that one?
02:26
It's different. Not really.
02:28
It's okay. But it's pretty.
02:30
Thank you.
02:31
I have a few favorite songs, but one of them is by you.
02:35
Oh yeah? Firework.
02:37
No way. Yeah.
02:38
Will you sing it?
02:39
I'll join you if you want me to,
02:41
but you sing it first.
02:43
♪ Do you ever feel ♪
02:45
♪ Feel so paperthin ♪
02:46
♪ Like a house of cards ♪
02:48
Wait, I'm not so good at it.
02:49
That's great, that's great.
02:51
♪ One blow from caving in ♪
02:53
♪ Do you ever feel already buried deep ♪
02:57
♪ Six feet under, scream ♪
02:58
♪ But no one seems to hear a thing ♪
03:01
♪ Do you know that there's still a chance for you ♪
03:05
♪ 'Cause there's a spark in you ♪
03:07
♪ You've just got to ignite the light ♪
03:12
♪ And let it shine ♪
03:15
♪ Just own the night ♪
03:19
♪ Like the 4th of July ♪
03:22
♪ 'Cause baby, you're a firework ♪
03:26
♪ Come on, show 'em what you're worth ♪
03:30
♪ Make 'em go, oh, oh, oh ♪
03:33
♪ As you shoot across the skyyy ♪
03:38
[Man] Amazing.
03:39
[crew members applauding]
03:43
[Woman] That was fantastic.