`Killer Queen` made me discover music: Katy Perry

London: Pop star Katy Perry believes the hit track `Killer Queen` of the legendary band Queen helped her forge a love of rock music.

The 28-year-old `Teenage Dream` hitmaker has often expressed her admiration for the 1970`s British rock band that consisted of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor, reported Daily Mirror.

"Queen`s track Killer Queen made me discover music and helped me come into my own at the age of 15," Perry said.

"The way Freddie Mercury delivered his lyrics just made me feel like a confident woman. I`d say his fingerprint is all over me," she added.

The singer also performed the band`s song `Don`t Stop Me Now` during her Hello Katy tour in 2009.

Perry even named her new perfume `Killer Queen`.