Many celebrities are bilingual, but is Katy Perry one of them? Specifically, does she speak Spanish?
Katy Perry speaks Spanish to some extent. Some fans claim that she is fluent in Spanish, but there is no public documentation of this. Some fans also claim that she speaks French, but this also has little evidence to prove it. Katy Perry predominantly speaks English; she is from California and an American by nationality.
Read on to learn more about Katy’s roots!
Katy Perry is a California Girl at Heart
Katy Perry was born and bred in California, but her roots are a bit more extensive – she has German, Irish, Portuguese, and English genes. When Katy was young, she initially moved around with her parents quite often; her parents were born-again Christian pastors, Mary Christine and Maurice Keith Hudson. Eventually, though, Katy and her family settled in Santa Barbara again, and this was where she grew up. Katy has spoken about her love for her hometown, saying, “I make a lot of music there ‘cause it’s only an hour and fifteen minutes away from L.A. at the right times and the energy level is so dramatically different — people, priorities, community, connection.”
Growing up, Katy always wanted to fit into the California girl label. She engaged in hobbies like surfing, rollerblading, and skateboarding, and when she began taking vocal lessons as a teenager she took dance lessons on the side too – all of this despite being a tomboy in her childhood, according to her brother.
California Gurls is one of Katy Perry’s most well-known songs at this point. She co-wrote it with Snoop Dogg, who also features on the song and in the music video. This song was initially released as the lead single for Katy’s third album, Teenage Dream. It was an immediate hit; reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself was one of her bestselling ones to date.
Katy Perry Tries to Learn New Languages While On Tour
Katy Perry is known for her extensive touring – she has had more than one world tour at this point. Whenever she tours to new cities, she tries to learn more about the culture there and also tries to learn a bit of the local language so she can communicate with fans. She learned to speak Spanish when she was touring Mexico during her California Dreams tour, which is why fans are always curious about her linguistic abilities. It is also how we know that Katy speaks at least some Spanish. Some fans go so far as to claim that Katy is completely fluent in Spanish, and even in French, but there is little evidence to support these claims.
Katy Perry has proved time and time again that her tours mean a lot to her, she even has quite a few tattoos done in honor of one tour or another. For instance, she has a Hello Kitty head tattooed on side of her right middle finger to commemorate her Hello Kitty tour. She also has a colorful prism tattoo on her ankle which celebrates The Prismatic World Tour, which had been almost a year long.