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11 November 2013, 11:08 | Updated: 11 November 2013, 12:43
The 'Firework' singer speaks to Capital about last night's MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.
Katy Perry has spoken to Capital about her performance at the MTV EMAs 2013 and said it was a representation of what she is trying to achieve with her music.
The US star was seen on a huge maypole-like structure before flying in the air wearing a mirror dress – shining light around the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
"Well the performance was inspired by the maypole dance. The dance that people do around the poles and they weave these beautiful colours in and out and I was a maypole," she told Capital. "At the end of it, it was kind of like I was bound and then I was set free and the light hit me and I got to shine all of that light into the audience.
Listen to Katy Perry speaking to Capital's showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes about her MTV EMAs 2013 performance below:
"And that's what I'm trying to do with my songs. "
Katy also picked up the award for Best Song on the night and paid tribute to her KatyCats during her speech.
"I had no idea that was going to happen, I'm actually pleasantly surprised. I thought it was a big set-up and I was just sitting there drinking champagne and it happened."
Other performers at the event included Robin Thicke with Iggy Azelea, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars.
Eminem was also on the performers line-up and took home two prizes.