Katy Perry finds the way the singers are pitted against each other frustrating.
The ‘Smile’ singer – who is expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom – admitted she was “competitive”, but only in terms of success and that she didn’t like reading Twitter comments that compare her to other stars in the ranking simply because they are all women.
Speaking to Zane Lowe of Apple Music, she said: “Take any female artist and you hear about them every day. Want to read the Twitter comments? Someone wants to take my account and read my comments Twitter? No, you don’t.
“You don’t do it because it’s about who’s better than who, who’s leaner than who, who’s sold more number one than who, who’s doing better this year than who, who’s done a lot more. It’s like, ‘Okay. Well, what’s about just loving music?
“Why is this about … why?” I am competitive, but I am not competitive with women. No no no no.
“I care about my art and hope it achieves. That’s how I am competitive.”
The 35-year-old star wants to do what she can to support other women and is still keen to be friends with other pop stars because of their shared experiences.
She said, “I really want every woman in the industry to feel supported and loved.