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Katy Perry might have been bitter about a breakup when she wrote her latest single "Part of Me," but it wasn't about that breakup. The pop star insists that the empowering breakup anthem -- which she famously unveiled at this year's Grammy Awards -- has nothing to do with her split from hubby Russell Brand. In fact, she put the lyrics to paper two months before the couple got married in India in August 2010.
"I wrote it two years ago, which is funny because everybody is like 'God, it sounds so current,'" the 27-year-old pop star tells MTV News.
However, since the song fit perfectly with what Perry has been going through in the first few months of 2012 -- especially the line, "You can keep the diamond ring/It don't mean nothing anyway" -- people in her camp suggested Perry pretend that she wrote the lyrics in the wake of her split from Brand.
"Some people that I work with were like, 'You should just say you wrote it a couple of weeks ago,'" she says. "I'm like, 'I'm not a d***, I'm going to tell the truth.' I wrote it two years ago when I was writing and recording Teenage Dream, (but) it didn't feel right on the record."
Turns out the timing of the song's release is as strangely coincidental to Perry as it is to everyone else.
"I always planned to put it out in the spring of this year, to possibly perform it at a big (awards show), but sometimes I'm like, 'Am I living in The Truman Show?'... what's going on?'" she laughs. "It just feels like sometimes I'm caught in this movie where my life is paralleling my music! It seems very serendipitous, but, as un-fun as it sounds, I prepare everything. I'm overly prepared and kind of a control freak in the best of ways."