Perry, 28, isn’t known for overtly sexualized performances, but she said in a recent interview her music is taking a more mature turn with her new album.
“You kind of let go of childish things and accept the wisdom that comes with age,” she explained to the Canadian edition of Elle magazine. “That’s exactly where I am now.”
Perry has released two songs, “Dark Horse,” and “Roar,” off her new album, Prism. She performed both, but got a little nasty during a song that she released in 2008 on her second studio album One of the Boys.
Katy Perry Goes Down at IHeart Fest
Perry was about six minutes into her performance when she took off her jacket and revealed that she was wearing a short, leather, bra-top that flashed her undulating midriff and ample cleavage.
Katy move aggressively across the stage singing. When the song’s guitar solo kicked in, she fell to her knees and slid on the floor. Her face came to a stop inches from her guitarist’s crotch.
She began swaying back and forth. Someone in the control booth caught it and cut away for a moment to a crowd scene.
When the camera cut back, however she was still on her knees going at it, moving her head back and forth in a gesture that could have been interpreted as performing oral sex. Then, she pushed herself away and began singing again.
A number of pop singers are ramping up their sexuality. Miley Cyrus caused a storm of Internet chatter after her racy MTV Video Music Awards performance. Singers like Rihanna have been hyper-sexualized from the beginning.
But Perry’s act is a clear departure from her previous cherries and whipped cream breasts image.
Check out the photos and video below; the scene occurs about six minutes into her set. Let us know your thoughts. and follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest Katy Perry updates.