No Daisy Dukes or bikini tops in sight!
Inside the new issue of Rolling Stone, Katy Perry poses topless, wearing nothing but fishnet stockings. The "California Gurls" singer is only slightly more dressed on the cover (wearing lingerie) and other interior shots.
Perry, 25, opens up to the magazine about her misunderstood fiance Russell Brand.
"Russell's so sensitive and sweet…the Russell that people know from the media is not him at all," she says.
Raised in California by strict, Christian pastor parents, the quirky star explains how, despite her sometimes racy image, religious imagery and other elements in pop culture bother her.
"I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord's name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth," she says, referring to Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" video. "I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen. Yes, I said I kissed a girl. But I didn't say I kissed a girl while f-ing a crucifix."
Her family sometimes struggled to make ends meet, she admits. "Sometimes we ate from the same food bank we used to feed our congregation, and I was very embarrassed by that," she says. "We had the food-stamp moment too, but I don't like to talk about that. I don't want to come from the place of 'Hey, relate to me, I use food stamps.'"
The new issue of Rolling Stone hits stands Wednesday.
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