Katy Perry may be a self-proclaimed “light,” but that doesn’t mean she’s incapable of throwing some light shade when the situation calls for it.
The 31-year-old chart topping star released a standalone single called Rise in support of the Olympics earlier this year. Released without the full marketing support like it would as an official album lead single, the tune peaked at number 11 in the USA and number 25 in the UK. After a Twitter hater/troll/pressed fan told the pop star that her 2016 summer Olympics anthem “flopped” and that her career in music was “over,” Perry clapped back with a smooch emoji and a promise that she would see the crabby user at her show next year.
see you at my show 2K17😘
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 18, 2016
While it is apparent the tweet lightly throws shade at the tweeter, the tweet also kind of reveals some very important information. Katy Perry is definitely planning on touring in 2017. Her last world tour, The Prismatic World Tour, ended in October last year after taking in 151 dates around the globe and raking in over £150 million.
Perry’s fifth album, the follow-up to 2013’s Prism, has been in the works for a while now. Her manager, Steven Jensen, said in a press conference last spring that she “plans to release her next album by 2016,” though that didn’t exactly present a clear timeline. Perry gave a status update to the New York Times earlier this year by saying she’s “in the research and development phase” of recording, and in August, she told Elvis Duran that she’s working with a lot of “people that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to pair me with.”