For their Love! Sex! Madness! issue, who better to bless the cover than the Katy Perry? In the February issue, the “Roar” singer talks losing her virginity at 16, relationship with John Mayer (lucky bastard), believing in aliens, and so much more. Check out excerpts from the interview when you keep reading.


On losing her virginity at 16

“It happened at age 16 in the front seat of a Volvo sedan while listening to Jeff Buckley’s album Grace. “Love that record so much.”

On praying for her body to mature 

“I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God. I said, God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can’t see my feet when I’m lying down?” At age 11, “God answered my prayers,” she said, glancing south. “I had no clue they would fall into my armpits eventually.”

On dating John Mayer and not rushing things 

“I think that I needed to grow up.” She stresses that they’re just dating. “I’m just having a wonderful experience with a wonderful guy. There’s no rush.”

On believing in aliens

“I see everything through a spiritual lens,” she says. “I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens. I look up into the stars and I imagine: How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form? I mean, if my relationship with Obama gets any better, I’m going to ask him that question. It just hasn’t been appropriate yet.”

Head over to GQ to read the rest of the interview before it hits stands.