Katy Perry has been on a roll lately with her Twitter account. After she held an impromptu Q&A with her fans last week, the pop star has since made time to respond to her fans, as well as her haters.
Katy Perry responded in a clever fashion to a Twitter user who remarked that her single “Rise” flopped and her music career is now over. A user who goes by the handle @godneybjs – a Britney Spears fan – wrote, “Rise flopped and your career is over.”
“Rise” is the first song that Perry has released since her 2013 album, Prism. However, it’s not the lead single from her upcoming album. The song was released in time for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Perry responded to the tweet with a kiss emoji and a sassy comment that reads, “see you at my show 2K17.” Her Prismatic World Tour grossed $204.3 million from over 149 shows between 2014 and 2015, and it’s one of Perry’s most successful world tours to date, according to PollStar Pro.
This very tweet made Perry’s fans have a meltdown. Does this mean she’s finally releasing her new album soon? Does it really mean that she’s going to have a world tour in 2017? Perry has yet to make an official announcement about her tour, but she’s been reported to tour again in 2017 in support of her upcoming fifth album, which still doesn’t have a lead single, title, or release date as of yet, reports NME.
As for the album itself, it remains a mystery. There have been rumors that Perry may release a country music album, as well as a Christmas album. Perry gave her fans a bit of an update about her album last month during a radio interview with Elvis Duran.
“I’m growing as an artist – I’m working with different producers that maybe people wouldn’t imagine me to work with, or different co-writers or things like that. I am in the thick of it, doing a lot of experimenting and definitely taking some chances this record.”
Perry’s fifth album has been in the works for some time now. Her manager, Seven Jensen, said in a press conference that she “plans to release her album by 2016,” though he didn’t say what part of the year. As it’s September and now fall, Perry could drop her new album before the holiday season.
Earlier this year, Perry gave an update to the New York Times, saying that she’s currently “in the research and development phase” of working on her album. Then, during a casual interview with Showbiz 411 at the Cannes Film Festival, Perry confirmed that she has plans to tour again in 2017, reports Digital Spy.
“I’m tour in 2017,” she said during a conversation with the reporters. But, as far as her new album goes, “I’m working on it.”
Although Perry has been out of the spotlight for years, she has been making waves with her CoverGirl Katy Kat Collection, her upcoming shoe collection, and her new mobile game. In an interview with Mashable, Perry revealed that she felt that the public needed a break from her. She also wanted to make it clear that she still rules Twitter, no matter if she’s releasing new music or not.
“I’m still the HBIC of Twitter. I’m not trying to feed the meter so much these days. I did that for so long. I think when I come back and have more to say and want to tell certain stories, I want to be all out. I think it’s time to take a break, there’s a thing called being super overexposed. You want people to miss you.”
Perry made that clear when she first held a Q&A with fans last week. One of her fans asked her if she would ever collaborate with frenemy Taylor Swift. Perry said she would gladly work with the singer as long as she apologizes first. In case you forgot, Swift supposedly wrote “Bad Blood” about Perry and had all of her famous friends star in the violent music video.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 10, 2016
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