Katy Perry Taking a Break From Music

The pop star says when it comes to music, she has nothing left to prove.

It’s been a decade since Katy Perry exploded onto the charts with the inescapable “I Kissed A Girl.” Four albums, four tours, a stint on American Idol, and countless hit singles later, the pop superstar says she’s taking a break.

“I’ve been on the road for like 10 years, so I’m just going to chill. I’m not going to go straight into making another record,” Perry told Footwear News. “I feel like I’ve done a lot. I feel like I’ve rung the bell of being a pop star very loudly, and I’m very grateful for that.”

Perry says after dedicating all of her time and attention to becoming a singer since she was nine, she no longer has anything to prove.

“I love making music, I love writing,” she said. “But I don’t feel like I’m a part of a game anymore. I just feel like I’m an artist. I don’t feel like I have to prove anything, which is a freeing feeling.”

So, what’s the “Roar” singer going to do with all of this extra time on her hands? Disrupt the shoe game and raise money for breast cancer research. Duh!

Katy Perry Collections footwear brand launched in 2016. And the entertainer plans lend her pop star platform to the shoe industry’s largest charitable project, the QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” breast cancer fundraiser.

“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer or cancer in general,” Perry said. “When you’re in your 30s especially, you have a lot of friends who are facing hard decisions in their lives, so any way that I can be a part of the movement that gives back, it’s an obvious ’of course.'”

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.