Natalie Morales visited the singer in the L.A. home she decked out with cameras to give fans the chance to Witness her moves for a live-stream event, which included the broadcast of an emotional conversation with Siri Sat Nam Singh.
During their session, Perry confessed that she had thoughts of suicide and that the desire to resurface Katheryn Hudson (her legal name) served as partial motivation for this spring's bold chop.
"For a long time, I didn't feel like old Katheryn Hudson from Santa Barbara was anything special," she told Morales. "I didn't feel like I was enough, so I had to kind of create this character of myself and she's done really well."
When asked about experiencing suicidal thoughts, the American Idol judge shared she's felt that way on more than one occasion.
"It's not just been a one time that I've felt really low," Perry shared. "I have my own addictions that I struggle with, whether that's love or substance or things like that, and it's up and down. Or, even just attention, you know? I get so much attention and that can become addiction."
Lately, Perry has received a lot of attention for her much-publicized feud with Taylor Swift, but we might here the Swish Swish of water under the bridge if Perry has anything to say about it.
She denied that the track that upset Swift squad member Ruby Rose was about anyone specific.
"No, it's not about anyone in particular," Perry said, "and I've said that on the record." Still, Morales pressed on, mentioning the Shake It Off singer by name.
"That might be your story," Perry began, "but my story, which I know is true for me, is that I've had not just one person bully me or one person hold me down or met one troll. All I need to say to her is I love her, and God bless her on her journey. And that's it."