Katy Perry

Pop star Katy Perry wants to imitate Gwen Stefani, but she's worried the music industry will dump her when her initial burst of fame dwindles. Katy is looking forward to writing a several classic songs and building a reputation as a very serious musician. But she's concerned the music industry's obsession with overnight success means she won't be given time to develop her talent. Perry writes on her Twitter.com page, "When I grow up I wanna (sic) be just like Gwen Stefani. ... It's not a race it's a marathon. I keep telling myself this. Think of the big picture."I think music is weird these days, people don't, well the music industry doesn't let u grow anymore, everything has 2B (sic) now, so immediate. Like watching Gwen tonight that was a 15 year in the making."I can't wait to make magic like that in 15 yrs (sic), I just don't know if people will wait for people to grow like they used to. Music is not fast food. ... It should change & grow and not be such competition of who's on top or not. "I think since we live in such an Internet fueled (sic) world w/everything @ our finger tips immediately we all want our musicians to b (sic) of Beyonce/Madonna level from the get when we forget those amazing girls have been doing it for 15-25 years. "I'm so thankful for the wonderful new fans & hope u guys will grow with me."
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