katy-perry-dress-1.jpgThe Hollywood Reporter

katy-perry-cover-230.jpgKaty Perry covers the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, and the pop superstar chats about the media, her career and she even touches on ex-husband Russell Brand.

On her divorce, Perry tells the mag:
    "There were times when what was going on in my personal life was so overwhelming that I had to bend over to let those tears fall straight out of my eyes and not my false lashes just as I’m about to go up on that ramp and sing 'Teenage Dream.' I had to smack myself across the face and say, 'These problems are my problems, they are not my audience's problems, learn to separate that.'"

On the media frenzy surrounding their split, Perry uses Kim Kardashian's failed marriage to Kris Humphries as an example and declares, “Nobody knows what really happened except the two people who are in it.”

When asked about her religious upbringing, Perry explains, "People love the idea of a good girl gone bad, thinking that my parents were so strict and disowned me, but that actually wasn't the case. Even though they don't necessarily agree with some of the things I do, they love me as their daughter. That's always been their perspective."

"I still have a spiritual base and a spiritual foundation," she continues. "And my conversation with God is very open-ended. I pray for humility, honestly, because it's very easy to be caught up in this world."