Katy Perry has revealed in an interview with that facing the world without her long hair has meant "trying to redefine what beauty means to me."
She said: "Now I can’t hide behind it. I wanted to know that I could still feel beautiful and love myself without it. It’s fun, it’s freeing, it’s liberating, and I don’t think that 'sexiness' and 'femininity' is just one thing—long hair. I suppose the goal is to redefine what femininity means to me."
The singer discussed a number of things which left her in tears, including the fact she has had suicidal thoughts. She also discussed the reason why she cut her hair - and it was pretty devastating.
She said: “People talk about my hair, right? And they don’t like it, or they wish that it was longer. I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson [Katy's real name] that I don’t even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes, and that is a little bit of why I cut my hair."
Despite Katy's reservations about her cut, we have absolutely loved it from day one...
Back in March, the singer first debuted her new look on Instagram with the caption "fifth element flow" (interpret that how you like) and took inspiration from the model Agyness Deyn.
She previously spoke to at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in March, about her decision to start going shorter:
"I feel like there’s a new wave, a new authentic vibe coming in and I think this matches," she explained.
Katy continued: "I want to redefine what it means to be feminine. Look at Scarlett Johansson, who’s one of the most beautiful women in the world. We have the same haircut and I saw her at an Oscars party and was like, ‘I’m doing it.’”
The man responsible for her new look is stylist to the stars Chris McMillan and we love it.