I wish I knew how to feel about Russell Brand in the larger sense. Obviously anything I hear about the way he ended his marriage to Katy Perry is the worst, but I tend to really like his social commentary and his style of delivery, so I don’t know what to think anymore. I think I just need to be filled in on every single solitary detail of that relationship so I can decide for myself. Fair?
There’s so much about him in general that feels fun and open and self-deprecating, but that comes in direct opposition to what I heard about how he is in relationships, from Katy. And from him, too, to be honest. Now that the two of them are divorced, he can’t get enough of running his mouth about how he ‘lived like a monk‘ or whatever, because his sex life with Katy was so boring. Get real, dude, her boobs shoot whipped cream. And for her part, Katy keeps dropping mysterious hints to this big huge thing Russell did that ruined everything. But she won’t say what it is because she’s being mature or something. I hate it. Hard to believe we used to think they were gonna be the couple to introduce to the first-ever power divorce, huh?
I think bottom line, Russell may just be a charming asshole, and nothing proves that more than the recent revelations Katy gave in a Billboard interview about where she was emotionally following the divorce, and how that’s reflected on her new album, PRISM. She discusses Russell’s ending of the marriage in ‘Ghost’, with the line:
“You sent a text/It’s like the wind changed your mind”
And in another song, ‘By The Grace Of God’, she reveals that she struggled with suicidal thoughts. You know, because having your marriage ended via text message is approximately the most devastating, shadiest thing I can imagine. Ten out of ten for originality, Russ.
“That song is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point. I asked myself, ‘Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?’ All the songs are real-life moments. I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.”
Yeah as long as you’re offering, Katy — can you write a song about what it was that made the two of you want to get married in the first place? Because I’m genuinely very curious.
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