With lyrics like, “You can keep the diamond ring – it don’t mean nothing anyway,” fans assumed the song was about her divorce from the ‘Arthur’ star.
The 27-year-old singer insists she wrote the track years before Russell filed for divorce after just 14 months of marriage in December – although she acknowledges its relevance, she said: “I wrote ‘Part of Me’ two years ago and I always knew that ‘Part of Me’ was a special song. It feels like my life plays out with these songs. I feel like I’m in some kind of weird ‘Truman Show’ where I’m like, ‘Why is this single appropriate now and it wouldn’t have been appropriate then?’ It’s just so crazy. I guess the universe is kind of – we’re kind of like, dancing together in some weird way.” She continued, ”Does that make sense or am I being too hippie? I think it’s really important for me to write songs that are still honest and relatable because that’s what everyone else is going through.”
Meanwhile, the blue-haired beauty has teamed up with EA for new computer game ‘The Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry Collector’s Edition’, she told Access Hollywood: “If you don’t like sweets, this may not be your thing. But, you know, it’s larger than life and it’s pure fun and that’s kind of how I roll in real life too