- Katy Perry livestreamed her life for 96 hours
- Katry Perry cried at length as she said she struggled with depression
- I forgive her and I'm sorry for anything I ever did: Katy Perry on Taylor
"I built up this Katy Perry thing that everybody knows and that's the reason why they're tuning in and it's fantastic, but it's more of a facade," she told the therapist Siri Singh.
Katy Perry, who said that therapy has helped her, cried at length as she said she struggled with depression.
"I'm ashamed because of course Katy Perry is so strong, but it's hard because I feel ashamed that I would even have those thoughts and feel that low or that depressed," said Katy Perry, the most followed person on Twitter with nearly 100 million followers.
"I'm human and I'm living under this crazy microscope," she said, tears smudging her mascara.
"Look at Katy Perry - she's so glamorous, she's rich, she's luxurious, successful and, like, Katheryn Hudson - I didn't have any money, I didn't have any influence, I didn't have anything," she said.
The former brunette said that her new hairdo - cut short and dyed blonde - was an effort to "be my authentic self 100 per cent, so it hurts when I don't feel that I can."
"I forgive her and I'm sorry for anything I ever did. And I hope the same for her," she told Arianna Huffington for the media entrepreneur's new Thrive Global project on wellness.
"There's a lot of other things out there in the world that people need to be focused on," she said, adding: "God bless her, honestly."
The two stars' rivalry blew into the open when Taylor Swift wrote the song Bad Blood after appearing to accuse Katy Perry of poaching back-up dancers.
Taylor Swift, one of the most prominent foes of Spotify, suddenly released her music on all streaming platforms Friday at the exact moment Katy Perry's Witness came out.
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