Katy Perry gave a fan an unexpected answer when they posed a relatively simple question at her Prism album launch yesterday, admitting that she once kept locks of hair from her friends Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus while at the Grammy Awards.
After performing at an iHeartRadio listening party for her new album 'Prism' yesterday evening, the 'Roar' singer sat down to answer questions posed by a lucky group of fans and happily recounted the tale to the bewildered crowd.
Katy Perry is currently promoting her latest album (WENN)
When asked what she kept in her purse, the 28-year-old replied that it's "big and empty now", before quickly finding something more interesting to add. "One of the first times I went to the Grammys, I got to share a dressing room with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift ," she explained.
"And I asked them for a lock of their hair from each one of them, which is totally creepy, but awesome."
Her weird tale won't come as a surprise to anyone who has seen the 'Part Of Me' documentary, which opens with fans from around the world explaining how Katy and her music inspire them to "embrace weirdness".
Luckily for her, Taylor and Miley both obliged and handed over a section of their locks for Katy to stash in her handbag. "I put little bows on them individually and put them in my purse. And that was my little secret and I'm a freak!" Katy laughed.
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry dine out in London (WENN)
The 'Teenage Dream' megastar and Taylor have developed a friendship since both hitting the big time and have been known to tweet each other and hang out at awards shows and events - even though Katy's current beau John Mayer once dated the 'Trouble' singer. Katy also still counts Miley as a friend, naming her as the most famous person in her phonebook later in the Q&A session.
Katy has been busy promoting 'Prism' on both sides of the Atlantic, performing lead single 'Roar' on the UK X Factor and then jetting back to the States for the official worldwide release. After hitting the top spot of the iTunes Chart before being released, 'Prism' looks set to top the UK album chart this Sunday.
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