Katy Perry On Being A Celebrity: "Who I Am Is A Singer"

4 March 2012, 14:45 | Updated: 4 March 2012, 14:54

The 'Last Friday Night' star says she makes an effort to keep her personal life out of the headlines.

Katy Perry has spoken out about the price of fame and says she got into the music industry to create music and not to become a celebrity.

The 'Teenage Dream' singer says she is very private about her personal life and family life, and likes to keep them separate from her career as a pop singer.

"What I wanted to be and who I am is a singer and a songwriter," Katy told Kristen Wiig in an interview with Interview magazine. "I wanted to be onstage and I wanted the world to hear my music.

"The product of that is fame and the disgusting celebrity that goes along with it. But the celebrity does not equal creativity and the reason I'm here is because I want to create."

The 'Firework' singer explained that she doesn't "tolerate" any invasion into her personal life outside of work commitments, and feels the press don't have the right to know everything about her private life.

"Whoever made up the idea that everyone has the right to every bit of information about you because you're famous - no one made that rule," she explained. "I say this in the most grateful of terms, but I know that there is a downside to everything, every job."

Katy Perry also spoke about starting work on her third studio album and has promised it won't simply be a retread of 'Teenage Dream' and is likely to be a more acoustic "rootsy" album.