The love fest between Katy Perry and Stevie Nicks continues.
A month after Nicks told the world her favorite song right now is Perry’s survival anthem “Roar,” Perry gushed about her blooming friendship with the rock legend.
“She is a beautiful woman,” Perry told SiriusXM listeners today during an intimate Q&A session, as part of “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Katy Perry.”
“She just has so many little nuggets of wisdom and sees straight through my soul,” Perry said about Nicks. “And she’s very kind, and a sweet woman. … I’m so honored that she would make time for me. But I like hearing what people who have gone before me have to say about all this stuff.”
Perry, 28, listed other female artists who came before her and helped inspire her.
“Gwen Stefani … was really important for me,” she said. “She wore this 1940s polka dot dress in the ‘Don’t Speak’ music video. And I wanted that. So I would go thrift store shopping all the time. And I tried to find that kind of vintage, 1940s polka dot navy blue dress.”
Perry said Alanis Morissette, Bjork and Shirley Manson from Garbage were also influential.
“And Madonna, of course,” she added.
With the release of her fourth studio album, “Prism,” Perry is now serving as a role model to new up-and-coming artists, like Ariana Grande.
“I love her so much,” Perry told SiriusXM about Grande. “She has the best female vocal in pop music today, I would say. She has literally the best voice. Best voice live. She kills it. She is so good. And I got to hang out with her and listen to her record before it came out because I wanted to reach out to her and just be like ‘Hey girl, you’re just about to go through a whirlwind. Let me kind of give you a couple of tips if you ever need anything; hairstylist, make-up artist, stylist whatever.’”
“If anyone were to have done that with me, I would have felt really lucky,” Perry added. “And I kind of want to get this wisdom from Stevie … in some ways.”
Then there are the girlfriends Perry can just hang with, like Kate Hudson.
“When we text, it’s like ‘Hudson here.’ We are buds and we get along. … We have become friends and go to game nights together. We play this game called Mafia. … Or running charades,” Perry said. “We stopped going to clubs and we started staying home and having game nights, which is really fun. And she is super cool, she is gorgeous, to die for.”