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8 November 2013, 09:54 | Updated: 8 November 2013, 09:56
The 'Firework' singer says she had to "eat dust" early on in her career as a musician.
Katy Perry has revealed her "uncomfortable" start in the music industry over ten years ago, and says she often felt "humiliated" early on in her career.
The 'Teenage Dream' star released her debut album 'One Of The Boys' in 2008, after being discovered around 2001 and struggling to get her career off the ground.
"You have to eat dust in the music industry," Katy revealed to Joy magazine this week. "You'll get humiliated, often in very uncomfortable ways.
"That period of my life was like a test of my strength," she explained. 'My philosophy is, you get presented with these challenges so you can learn to overcome them."
Check out a picture of Katy Perry launching her album 'Prism' last month below:
Fresh from the announcement Katy tweeted that she can't wait to perform and is looking forward to watching Disclosure's set on the day.