Katy Perry to Naked Female Pop Stars: 'Put It Away'

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Nominee for Best Pop Solo Performance Katy Perry arrives on the red carpet at the Staples Center for the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 10, 2013. (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Olivia Barker, USA TODAY

Katy Perry is weighing in on the flesh wars dominating mainstream music.

"It's such a strange world. Like females in pop - everybody's getting naked," she told NPR the other day. "I mean, I've been naked before but I don't feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed."

Not that she's pointing any foam fingers.

"I'm not talking about anyone in particular. I'm talking about all of them. I mean, it's like, everybody's so naked. It's like, put it away. We know you've got it. I got it too. I've taken it off for - I've taken it out here and there," like on the cover of Teenage Dream three years ago.

"And I'm not necessarily judging. I'm just saying sometimes it's nice to play that card but also it's nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don't always have to use that card."

Perry says that as a result of all this hypersexualization in Hollywood, she does see herself "becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now."

She went further with the body talk.

"I'm trying to build endurance for being back on stage, 'cause I was kind of off the stage for a year and ate a lot of fatty foods and, you know, got a little plump. And that was OK. But now it's time to get back in the game."

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