Dang, we knew Witness wasn't the biggest hit, but it really made her that depressed?
During another part of the interview, Perry admits that 2017 was a hard year for her, as she had "bouts of situational depression" following the release of her fifth studio album, Witness, which received mixed reviews from fans and music critics. "I was ready to let go of anything that was holding me back from being my ultimate self".
"My heart was broken past year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn't react in the way I had expected to", she confesses.
"Music is my first love and I think it was the universe saying: 'OK, you speak all of this language about self-love and authenticity, but we are going to put you through another test and take away any kind of validating 'blankie.' Then we'll see how much you do truly love yourself, '" she said.
"My mom has prayed for me my entire life, hoping I'd come back to God", Perry admits. "But now that I'm in my 30s, it's more about spirituality and heart wholeness".
Katy added that she is doing much better now, and said that her mental health struggles gave her a "wholeness I never had".
"Personally I've learned more from our mistakes than our successes and I believe our artists are in the same category as that". "He is bringing the Church back to humility and connecting with people".
Perry admitted that, for a "long, long time", she used to seek validation through audiences and substances.
"I was with someone recently who asked: 'Well, don't you think that if you do too much therapy it will take away your artistic process?' And I told them: 'The biggest lie that we've ever been sold is that we as artists have to stay in pain to create.'"
"When Katy Perry, one of the world's most successful pop stars, meets with the Pope, arguably the most important man in organised religion, the pictures hit the internet and the resultant press has nothing to do with tolerance or spiritual enlightenment,"Blasberg wrote". Also, it's extremely misogynistic. "I just want to be loved".