Non-Christian Katy Perry talked about her pre-performance thoughts with Ryan Seacrest on the Grammy Awards red carpet.
Right after her Super Bowl performance that was talked about all last week, Katy Perry performed a more sobering song on Sunday night at The Grammy Awards.
Opening with a pre-recorded message from Barack Obama about domestic violence, the spotlight shone on a survivor of domestic violence, Brooke Axtell, who dramatically told her story as a way to empower women to seek help.
The camera then turned to Katy Perry, draped in a white gown reminiscent of a Papal robe. With a stark, minimal backdrop, she performed her song “By the Grace of God.” It was a drastic change from her happy, color drenched Super Bowl performance.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 8, 2015
On the Grammy Awards red carpet, Perry dished about God to Ryan Seacrest while recalling the halftime show:
“I was praying and I got a word from God and he says, ‘You got this and I got you. And then I was on top of the lion and a random guy looked at me with a headset that I’d never communicated with before, he looked me straight in the eyes and said ‘You got this.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, that’s God confirming I can do this!'”
Perry no longer claims to be a Christian, but she was once a Christian singer and her parents are pastors. She also says she used prayer and meditation to prepare for the big show.
She told Marie Claire in 2013:
“I’m not Buddhist, I’m not Hindu, I’m not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time—for self-control, for humility. There’s a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying ‘thank you’ sometimes is better than asking for things.”
By The Grace Of God is one of my favourite songs ever @katyperry you beautiful human being
— Chloe. (@CocoFierce_x) February 9, 2015