katy perry discussing new single 'part of me'Katy weirded out by the ironic timing of her single, "Part of Me"When Katy Perry debuted her new single, "Part of Me," during the Grammys, on that intense, fiery set wearing a gold spacesuit-ish ensemble and rocking short deep blue krimped hair, we all assumed the performance was an "in-your-face" to estranged hubby Russell Brand. Hellooo ... the lyrics seem to make it so obvious: "You can keep the diamond ring/It don't mean nothing anyway. In fact, you can keep everything -- except for me."

But Katy told MTV News, "Some people that I work with were like 'You should just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago.' I'm like 'I'm not a d---, I'm going to tell the truth.'" And the truth is that the song is two years old ... and thus, not at all about Russell.

She says she even considered including it on Teenage Dream, but she didn't feel like it really fit in with the vibe of the album (although she definitely has some darker tracks on there, which seem to cover the same subject matter ...), so she scrapped it ... until now. Huh. As apt as I am to see right through celebs' outright lies spin, I buy Katy's story.

After all, similar tracks about an ex who screwed up seem to have all been written about Travie McCoy, lead singer of Gym Class Heroes, who she was in a serious relationship with in 2008. So "Part of Me" could very well have been written about McCoy -- not Brand. Plus, and this seems like the ultimate proof: "Part of Me" first surfaced in 2010, just two months after Katy and Russell got hitched in India. 

Uh-huh ... so, seems we have to believe the celeb this time 'round. Sure, we're often fed a lot of bunk and fairy tales, concocted by publicists who want to capitalize on a pop star's current personal drama. But, once in a while, the timing of a song like "Part of Me" just happens to be ironic. (Or part ironic, part pre-meditated?) Sometimes, they're not completely BS'ing us -- especially when it comes to the integrity and story behind their work. Which is nice to know.

Here Katy is talking to Access Hollywood about the irony of the song being released so soon post-breakup with Russell ...

Do you believe her? Do you feel like celebs often attempt to capitalize on personal drama in their music or movies?


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