Washington: Katy Perry refused to lie that her new song was written about her failed marriage to Russell Brand.
The couple’s marriage crumbled last year and Perry released the song ‘Part Of Me’ just weeks after Brand filed for divorce.
The song’s lyrics sparked rumours that it had been written in the aftermath of the split, but Perry insists the track is two years old.
The singer has also revealed that she was asked to tell fans the track was written recently, but she didn’t want to lie.
“I wrote it two years ago, which is funny because everybody is like ‘God, it sounds so current,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling Mtv.com.
“And some people that I work with were like ‘You should just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago.’ I’m like ‘I’m not a d**chebag, I’m going to tell the truth.’ I wrote it two years ago when I was writing and recording ‘Teenage Dream’, (but) it didn’t feel right on the record,” she added.