When did Katy Perry become Elon Musk’s PR go-to guy? – Yahoo News Singapore

When did Katy Perry become Elon Musk’s PR go-to guy?  – Yahoo News Singapore

Katy Perry, respectfully, what are you doing?

Is it just me, or do we as a society collectively ask this question every three months or so? That she argues with nuns about real estate, that she joins American idol as a judge more than a decade after it was cool, breaking out shoes that look like blackface and minstrel makeup, or fighting another elderly person for a different Although real estate, Ms. Perry’s moves often seem out of step with what the public might expect of a beloved celebrity. (That said, though, I admit that when she found a way to denounce feminism by accepting the Woman of the Year award in 2012, it was actually very fashionable.)

Today, the left shark of the PR move pop star is back, happily posing with a Cybertruck and thanking Elon Musk for sending him one just days after Tesla issued its biggest recall yet for the same vehicle. This apparently isn’t the first time she’s gone after Tesla either, which makes me wonder what this company and the male child of a founder really have over her.

Perry’s X post is short and sweet: “thanks for the delivery @Elon Musk#idol” she wrote on Tuesday, alongside a photo of herself standing in front of a Cybertruck in a stunning aubergine leather crop, complete with gloves. Musk, who could really use a win right now, replied, “This seems good.” Clearly, Perry had a field day in this set; she also carried it inside her extremely adorable cry on Sabrina Carpenter’s song from summer candidate “Espresso”. It’s a shame she didn’t end things there, but longtime fans know better than anyone that that’s just not the Katy Perry way.

It appears Perry and Musk date back at least to 2017, when she made a bizarre but admittedly rather funny statement. video preview for the MTV VMAs about sending Musk to Mars. (Her co-stars in this video included Apollo 13 star Kevin Bacon, NASA astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Peggy Whitson, Kathryn Hahn for some reason, and Abbi Jacobson, who was probably involved because of her work on Wide city, which, like MTV, is owned by Paramount.)

For those who need a refresher, 2017 would have been the time when Musk was still talking about sending people to Mars by 2024, which for those keeping track would be this year. When Billboard boldly asked Perry what she thought about the prospect of colonizing the Red Planet, the singer dared to say that it could be a solid “Plan B” given all the turmoil going on here on Earth.

“But will there be WiFi and will it be too hot?” » Perry wondered aloud. “Those are my main concerns. I’ll definitely need some snacks. A few months later, she posted a video of an influencer play on Instagram with the seemingly humorous caption “ready for march @elonmusk.”

Unfortunately for Perry and all of us, both test flights of SpaceX’s spacecraft exploded: the first as a result of a controlled detonation after the ship encountered serious problems, and the second on its own, eight minutes only after takeoff. But like the New York Times After the second fireworks show, SpaceX’s “fail fast, learn faster” approach to rocket design dictates that “successfully avoiding a repeat of past failures constitutes major progress.” By that metric, I guess they’re doing just fine!

In 2020, Perry appeared at Musk Space Launch Live: America returns to space broadcast. According to Billboard, she sat “on a shimmering crescent moon with a star-studded backdrop” while watching a live stream of the Crew Dragon Demo-2 astronaut launch. “We just wanted to pay homage to the ’60s,” she told Billboard, “and all the incredible space travel that happened during that time, with the moon landing.”

This also wasn’t the last time Perry lobbied for Musk to send him to Mars on one of his rockets. Two years later, in 2022, she apparently included scale models of SpaceX’s spaceships in her “When I’m Gone” video with Alesso.

Was this remarkable feature a coincidence, or does Katy Perry have something about the fate of the Earth that we don’t know? Who knows, maybe “ET” was more than just one of the biggest hits of 2010. Maybe it was a bit of dark foreshadowing from someone who knew about it. Regardless, if she wants to reach her era on Mars, I highly recommend she get the gas pedal on that Cybertruck checked.

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