June 23rd, 2014
08:15 AM ET
3 months ago

Katy Perry's offer to Hillary Clinton

(CNN) - Maybe Hillary Clinton will take Katy Perry up on her offer.

The pop superstar says she'll write Clinton's theme song if the former secretary of state does decide to run for president again.

"I told hillaryclinton that I would write her a "theme" song if she needs it," the singer best known for "I Kissed a Girl" and "Firework" said Friday on Instagram, a day after she met Clinton at a book signing for Clinton's new memoir "Hard Choices."

Clinton's response indicates she may already have a Perry song in mind.

"@katyperry Well that’s not a Hard Choice. You already did! Keep letting us hear you Roar," Clinton tweeted Sunday, referring to the singer's 2013 hit "Roar."

The lyrics in the song tell the story of a woman who used to "bite my tongue and hold my breath, scared to rock the boat."

But after being "past the breaking point," she "got up. Already brushing off the dust You hear my voice, you hear that sound. Like thunder gonna shake the ground. You held me down, but I got up. Get ready cause I've had enough.

Besides being a  Clinton fan, Perry is a major supporter of President Barack Obama.

New comments from Clinton rekindle personal wealth controversy

 

 


Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (96 Responses)
  1. Loren

    I'm sure that Katy Perry means well, but it is another case of entertainers not knowing enough about the world and lending their support to someone who should not be receiving it.

    The Clintons have done more damage to the U.S. economy than any other administration. While some may think that Walmart is a great thing, the Clintons allowed Chinese manufactured goods to enter the U.S. even though China was not in compliance with U.S. law on Human Rights compliance. While that may not seem like a big thing, it cause thousands of well-paying U.S. manufacturing jobs to be sent overseas to China, while Americans got stuck with low-paying service jobs in companies like Walmart.

    I just wish that next time an entertainer like Katy Perry thought about supporting Hilary Clinton, they'd take a few days and think about it, maybe go by their local Walmart and see what a great employer it is and what wonderful products it offers (in the midst of the junk and the minimum age jobs).

    June 23, 2014 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. onestarman

    This is a Great Idea. I always get so Tired of Hearing of WHATEVER Theme Song a Politician Uses that half way through the campaign I can't stand thinking about it anymore. And Music is always associated with a certain time and place where it became popular – this LIMITS the appeal of something that the Politician would like – Ideally – to have UNIVERSAL appeal.
    Katy Perry is a very Talented Song Writer and Hillary would be a FOOL to turn down her offer.

    June 23, 2014 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. Bonnie

    As a young woman I don't need to be pandered to with a Katy Perry theme song. I need a candidate who understands the issues that I face as a woman in 2014. I don't think that Hillary does. She's a visitor from the 1970s, looking at current issues through that lens.

    June 23, 2014 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  4. Timothy Wedge

    I would be much happier to see Katy Perry support somebody like Elizabeth Warren. Hillary is a very mean-spirited and divisive person, who would likely win the democratic nomination and just as likely lose the general election. There are a lot of liberals who are very willing to overlook (or are too young to remember) The travel office scandal, Whitewater, her contempt for the military, and her petty sniping, but a lot of independents do remember and are not willing to overlook it.

    June 23, 2014 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    ireuel says:
    June 23, 2014 10:38 am at 10:38 am
    You at CNN are so CNN Clinton News Network. Wow wont even post a independent view of Hillary. Sad. But what was I expecting. Fox is right CNN is left dissent in the middle is ignored or Moderated. Both side are wrong and unless it fits your warped view, it is deleted. Good luck with that.

    Sure FOX is right. That's why every article written about Hillary here is positive, they all show her in a positive light and all comments are good. We all get moderated around here, not just you, but by all means please listen to Fox, after all they are fair and balanced.

    June 23, 2014 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  6. ritmocojo

    Clinton/Davis is THE ticket!!!

    June 23, 2014 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  7. Roy Smith

    Can't Perry just agree to sing a song that Sia writes for the campaign? Even better.

    June 23, 2014 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  8. Padraig

    Anyone who thinks CNN is "left" is so far to the right they can't even see the left. CNN is center-right. Hillary is pretty much a centrist if you look at her stands on the issues. And in the U.S., center is about the best we can hope for.

    June 23, 2014 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    Uh-oh. Reading the comments, one presumes GOPerville is trying to tell Americans what to think re: Hillary, are they?

    Of no real value; nevertheless quite condescending ... yes? Poor Reince Preibus. Still doesn't get it (and probably never will).

    June 23, 2014 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. rebecca

    I'm pretty sure Katy Perry didn't write that song. She might have been given credit for show, but it was actually probably written by 30 producers and song writers for whatever song factory she is a face for which is the standard for the pop music industry.

    June 23, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  11. NCgarn52

    Who cares!!

    June 23, 2014 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  12. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Padraig says:
    June 23, 2014 11:03 am at 11:03 am
    Anyone who thinks CNN is “left” is so far to the right they can’t even see the left. CNN is center-right. Hillary is pretty much a centrist if you look at her stands on the issues. And in the U.S., center is about the best we can hope for.

    Exactly! 👏👏

    June 23, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  13. Rick

    Well . . . I still hold out hope that we will have Representative Anthony Weiner and Attorney General Eric Holder as a pres / veep ticket team next year.

    Think about it . . . :-)

    June 23, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. Future

    The next election will be a fiasco like 2010...we eleceted an unqualified black because of race and now we are going to elect a nutcase woman just because women want a woman president....Everyone said the economy is the #1 issue but then we do not elect Romney who probably had the most qualifications than any president in the last 50 years...The majority of voters are too biased or just too plan ignorant to vote for the best person for America...

    June 23, 2014 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  15. Future

    Peolple talk about Hillary being so smart.... Well....point out her achievements in government that benefited America.....There are not any...

    June 23, 2014 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. Winston Smith

    Now the republicans have another person to revile and hate. It seems that this is a basis for their existence, and they find this road to easiest to travel.

    June 23, 2014 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Rick says:
    June 23, 2014 11:16 am at 11:16 am
    Well . . . I still hold out hope that we will have Representative Anthony Weiner and Attorney General Eric Holder as a pres / veep ticket team next year.

    Think about it . . . :-)

    So childish, yet you can say something stupid like this but I can't even mention AW's name.

    June 23, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  18. Jerry

    Always know Katy was a dist.....
    She may think these people are great but wait until they get into her pocketbook....

    June 23, 2014 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  19. Jerry

    She needs to saty home with her Grand Kids and not try to run a country when she doesn;t know how...

    June 23, 2014 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  20. Lynda/Minnesota

    "We all get moderated around here ... "

    I've noticed that things settle down until such time as CNN throws out the red meat GOPerville talking points. Then, man oh man, I can't get a comment in edgewise. Including referencing CNNs own articles. Its like ... WOW. CNN won't let me cut and paste words from its article, let alone words directed at me by others. It kind of takes away from my comments (which I assume is CNNs intent). Oh, well. Hey, if you catch up to DM4O, please tell her I say "hi".

    June 23, 2014 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  21. Sniffit

    "Poor Reince Preibus. Still doesn't get it (and probably never will)."

    To be fair, that's because he doesn't want to get it. Getting it would require accepting that the way he thinks the world should work isn't the way the world does work. If reality continues to refuse to obey the RWNJs' ideology, they'll simply continue to find excuses and fabrications for externalizing all blame for things not being they way they're "supposed" to be. They'll continue to be surprised that rich people consider tax cuts to be free money and not a justification for creating jobs and they'll continue to be surprised about people seeing through their pathetic attempts to hide their racism and bigotry and they'll continue to be surprised that treating money as speech results in policies that ruin the middle-class and widen the wealth gap...and they'll continue to invent excuses for it that blame minorities and illegal aliens, grand socialist conspiracies and then rewrite history so that it fits the excuses etc.

    June 23, 2014 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  22. Bytemeagain

    It's amazing how the double standards of female vs. male candidates is rearing it's ugly head once again. Already people are using age, looks, along with the terms "petty sniping" in referencing her.
    These same people think of themselves as being progressive with new ideas, yet they fall back on old double standards while judging female candidates as if this were the 1940s.

    Here we go again.

    June 23, 2014 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  23. Thomas

    Now if Katy Perry's ex-husband Russell Brand could write a comedy skit for Hillary Clinton , America would feel the joy.

    Bill Clintons them song was " Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow " Fleetwood Mac .

    June 23, 2014 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  24. Samatha Evergreen

    Katy, you have more sense than to associate yourself with HILLARY. I am very disappointed to learn that you support her. Back the wagon up and put your support behind someone with heart and brain and integrity. Hillary has none of these traits.

    June 23, 2014 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  25. BaltoPaul

    It should go something like "my husband and I sold out America to the Chinese for a suitcase full of campaign cash" and the refrain could be "in the year of the rat." Work something in there about supporting the middle class by exporting all their jobs to China, and "go to Walmart, buy a fall-apart" would be a catchy hook. There, we're halfway done.

    June 23, 2014 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
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