AceShowbiz - Katy Perry is taking a break from Hollywood's music industry. The decision comes after she concluded her year-long "Witness" tour on August 21 in Auckland, New Zealand.
"I've been on the road for like 10 years, so I'm just going to chill. I'm not going to go straight into making another record," she said in an October 8 cover story interview with Footwear News. "I feel like I've done a lot. I feel like I've rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and I'm grateful for that."
Katy admitted that it was a perfect time to take a step back because she felt like she no longer needs to prove anything. "I love making music and I love writing," she continued. "But I don't feel like I'm part of a game anymore. I just feel like I'm an artist. I don't feel like I have to prove anything, which is a freeing feeling."
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"I love making music, I love writing. But I don’t feel like I’m a part of a game anymore; I just feel like I’m an artist. I don’t feel like I have to prove anything, which is a freeing feeling," @katyperry says in this week's cover story on why she feels like it's the right time to take a step back. Read the full story at our link in bio. 📸: @ronyalwin
The "American Idol" judge is now focusing her attention on her shoe line, Katy Perry Collections, which she described as "full of personality" and "affordable." Katy said of her collection, "I've tried to put many a different figure or ornament on the heels, just to tell a story and to hopefully start conversations via your feet."
Katy's latest album, "Witness", was released on June 9, 2017 via Capitol Records and supported by four singles, including "Chained to the Rhythm" and "Swish Swish" featuring Nicki Minaj. The effort received mixed reviews from music critics but arrived atop Billboard 200 with 180,000 album units. In addition to marking her third No. 1 album, the set logged the largest sales week for an album by a woman since Lady GaGa's "Joanne" topped the chart with 201,000 units in 2016.