Katy Perry is voting for a girl — and she likes it!
“Both of my parents are pastors and staunch republicans,” she explained. “I didn’t finish high school, and unfortunately, I don’t have a formal education. But I do have an open mind and I have a voice, so I’m asking you to have an open mind and to use your voice because on November 8, you’ll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist. You’ll have as much say as any billionaire. Or you can just cancel out your weird cousin’s vote if you like. Because remember it’s not where you come from, it’s what you grow into. So here’s how I’m going to use my voice. I’m going to vote for Hillary Clinton.”
What followed was a rousing performance of Perry’s new Rio Olympics anthem “Rise,” in which the singer paraphrased the last lyric to reference the Democratic presidential nominee: “She will still rise.” She then transitioned into the 2013 mega-hit “Roar.”
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