Katy Perry Makes Political Statement at Grammys Performance: 'No Hate!'

"As expected, fans were quick to call out Katy's faux pas - and Twitter exploded with the hashtag "#KatyPerryIsOverParty".

ET spoke with the 32-year-old singer on the GRAMMYs red carpet ahead of her performance, when Perry talked about her new blonde "do and appeared to throw a little shade at Spears in the process". Perry responded, "Fantastic, I haven't shaved my head yet".

"Talking about her mental health, Katy Perry said "Well I haven't shaved my head yet" in a reference to Britney Spears".

In February 2007 Spears was pictured shaving her head after reportedly leaving a rehab center.

On the red carpet at the awards show, when asked about taking a break between albums after her most recent album, Prism, in 2013, Perry answered, "That's called taking care of your mental health", NME reports.

"She wants to use the role she's got to say stuff", said Devlin, who agreed that musicians today had lost the political edge of previous generations.

At the end of her song, she and Marley stood defiantly in front of a projected image of the Constitution, which earned a large cheer from the audience.

The song itself is a darker message cloaked beneath a pop tune with an 80s flair - dissecting the idea the world contains itself in a bubble, blissfully ignorant to the issues awaiting just outside. It's a groove-heavy song with blatant nods to downtown 1980s NY - the title echoes Grace Jones' 1985 classic "Slave to the Rhythm" - and the disco era from a few years before.

While Katy has been the face of CoverGirl for years, this is the second time she's teamed up with the brand to design products (the first happened last Summer).

Seacrest quickly changed the subject to Perry's politically-charged single which she performed later on in the show.

She added: "It will make them move".

  • Salvatore Jensen