Katy Perry On Looking Up To Queen's Freddie Mercury: "His Lyrics Made Me Feel Confident"

6 September 2013, 10:23 | Updated: 6 September 2013, 10:32

The 'Roar' singer says the iconic rock star helped he to feel confident while starting off in music.

Katy Perry says Queen and the band's legendary frontman Freddie Mercury inspired her to follow music as a career.

The 'Wide Awake' singer says the 'We Will Rock You' singer helped her become more "confident" after hearing songs like their famous hit 'Killer Queen'.

"Queen's track 'Killer Queen' made me discover music and helped me come into my own at the age of 15," Katy reveals in the new October issue of Cosmopolitan.

"The way Freddie Mercury discovered his lyrics just made me feel like a confident woman," she explained. "I'd say his fingerprint is all over me in general.

"I also love the idea of a woman who reigns and has power, like your Queen in the UK."

Check out a picture of Katy Perry during her VMAs 2013 performance of 'Roar' below:

In the same interview Katy also opened up about how she likes to experiment and have fun with her different fashion styles.

Katy Perry is set to return with a new album 'Prism' on 22nd October, while she unveiled the video for her new single 'Roar' this week.