Katy Perry Grammy Awards 2012

On the Grammy Awards red carpet, Katy Perry reveals she prayed to God before her Super Bowl halftime show

Katy Perry Grammy Awards 2012

Katy Perry at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012. Photo by: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com.

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.

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.”


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