Katy Perry dishes on the anticipated “American Idol” reboot and the status of her relationship with Orlando Bloom in a new interview.
Perry, 32, was announced as the first judge for the upcoming 16th season of “American Idol”. Chatting with SiriusXM’s “Morning Mash Up”, the “Roar” singer guaranteed one name who would definitely not be a judge on the reality show.
“Lots of people have been in play, but David [Hasselhoff] is not one of them,” Perry said after the name was pitched to her. “God bless [him] but it has to people you respect in the music industry.”
Meanwhile Hasselhoff’s rep gave the following statement to ET Canada: “Yes, David is interested, but it’s too premature to say anything at this point.”
Perry also opened up about the nature of her relationship with fellow entertainer Orlando Bloom. The two stars first linked up in Jan. 2016, but split just over a year later.
Perry and Bloom were recently spotted cozying up to each other at an Ed Sheeran concert, sparking rumours of a reunion. “I think people are in and out of your life, and it’s nice to keep people you love around you,” Perry expressed.
“It’s never so extreme,” she continued. “When you get older lines get blurred. I’m really busy, about to go on tour and play the new record.”
Perry is currently preparing for a world tour in support of her latest studio album “Witness”. Guest performers will include Carly Rae Jepsen, Noah Cyrus and Purity Ring at various points of the tour.
Perry talked a little about her tour, but said she is more focused on hosting Sunday’s VMAs. “All you need to do [is] read a prompter… And not have [a] beef with Nicki [Minaj],” she teased. “My worst fear is for me to throw to her and for her to say ‘what’s good, Katy?'”
And it seems the 13-time Grammy-nominee is tired of talking about her feud with Taylor Swift. When asked about the possibility of a duet between the two singers, Perry replied “Listen, I’d love for the beef to end, take if off the BBQ. I’m down, but I haven’t heard anything of it.”
“Witness: The Tour” kicks off in Montreal, Quebec on Sept. 19 at the Bell Centre with Cyrus.