Katy Perry Says She Doesn't 'Need a Dude' to Have Babies

PHOTO: Pop star Katy Perry poses on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., following an announcement where she is teaming up Staples to "Make Roar Happen", celebrating and supporting teachers for a philanthropic effort during the back-to-school season.PlayFrederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
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Katy Perry has had some pretty high-profile romances with the likes of John Mayer and ex-husband Russell Brand.

But the pop singer, 29, said while she wants to have kids someday, she doesn't need a man to make it happen. She can do that on her own.

"I don't need a dude," she told Rolling Stone for its cover story, out August 1.

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She also cited couples like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, who have twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.

"I mean, Neil and David, their twins are beautiful," she said. "It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don't need anything. I don't think I'll have to, but we'll see. I'm not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."

While she has babies on the brain, she won't be having them anytime soon.

"I want to be doing that in the right time," she said. "And that's not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it's in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 percent of my attention on it."

Perry is still promoting her latest album "Prism" and said the rigors of the music industry aren't conducive just yet for her to have kids.

"I don't really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over," she added.

Perry also revealed to the magazine that she used to get picked on in high school.

"I'm the class clown's assistant," she said. "That's what I was in high school. I mean, they called me 'over-the-shoulder boulder holder,' and I wasn't that cute. I looked like a square ¬– a rectangle, actually – because I was going through my teenage awkward phase."