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Katy Perry might be a big pop star, now, but it wasn’t so long ago that she was just as starstruck as the rest of us. In fact, one of the first times she was invited to the Grammys, she saved a few unlikely mementos as keepsakes. Those keepsakes included locks of hair from two famous females, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
This week, Perry has been pretty busy promoting her new album, Prism, which was officially released on Tuesday, October 22. She recently headed to the iHeartRadio Theater in Burbank, California, where she was interviewed by The X Factor host Mario Lopez and also answered some queries from fans, as reported by US Weekly. While new album information is always interesting, Perry’s weird story about collecting fellow pop stars’ lovely locks is too weird not to share.
"One of the first times I went to the Grammys, I got to share a dressing room with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. And I asked for a lock of their hair from each one of them, which is totally creepy, but awesome."
She went on to discuss that she took the locks of hair from Swift and Cyrus (now a real-life gal pal) and totally put cute little bows around them. She has also carried the locks of hair around in her purse. The behavior may seem a little oddball—and Perry even called herself a “freak” when telling the story—but, it also probably felt like a big deal at the time to be at the Grammys in the same room with two famous faces and feel like she belonged. Plus, it seems like the gals gave up a chunk of their locks willingly, so it’s not as if she was being sneaky about her intentions.
All in all, it’s funny to think that just a few years ago, Perry was moving away from a gospel career and trying to nab a high-end recording contract. Then, she hit it big with “I Kissed A Girl,” and in the time since, has become as big of a name in the industry as the likes of Swift and Cyrus. (Swift and Perry have even dated the same person.) Her big single, "Roar," has also been a success, and we’ll see how well she continues to do next week when Prism officially debuts on the charts.