Miley Cyrus Claims Katy Perry Wrote 'I Kissed A Girl' About Her — She Was Only 15 At The Time

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Miley Cyrus Claims Katy Perry Wrote “I Kissed A Girl” About A Kiss They Shared When Katy Was 23 And Miley Was 15


Today in non-political weird news: Miley Cyrus claims that Katy Perry's debut hit song, 'I Kissed A Girl' was about her!

While promoting her upcoming album, Miley spoke with radio station WKTU and revealed she was the inspiration behind the controversial song, "They said, 'Who did you write that about?' She said me! And I was on a four wheeler, actually—my dad had this four wheeler, this is how hillbilly we are, we had a radio attached to the four wheeler—and I heard it and I screamed, and started freaking out."

Here's the video of the interview: 

OK, let's break this down.

"I Kissed A Girl" was released on April 28, 2008 and the song had apparently been percolating for a while before Perry actually recorded it.

Katy Perry was born on October 25, 1985 so that would have made her 22-years-old at the time of its release.

Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992 so that would have made her 15 or younger when the kiss allegedly took place.

Let's assume just for a moment that the kiss took place in California where the age of consent is 18-years-old.

If this were a male singer, 22 years old, admitting to kissing a 15-year-old girl ... well, let's just say it would make headlines for very different reasons.

There's a rumor that the two shared a kiss on the MTV Video Music Awards in 2008.

Katy Perry brought Miley Cyrus as her guest and they both started some controversy when they kissed on the red carpet!

Miley Cyrus was just 15-years-old while Perry was 23!

Years later, they shared another another kiss during Miley Cyrus' Bangerz tour:

Aside from the potential for inappropriate behavior between the two songbirds, there's one other piece of the puzzle that confuses me.

In an interview with Steppin' Out Magazine in 2008, Katy Perry revealed a very different inspiration for the song:

“‘I Kissed a Girl‘ was inspired when I opened up a magazine and I saw a picture of Scarlett Johansson … I was with my boyfriend at the time, and I said to him, ‘I’m not going to lie: If Scarlett Johansson walked into the room and wanted to make out with me, I would make out with her. I hope you’re okay with that?'”

In November of 2008, Scarlett Johansson opened up to Allure Magazine and responded to Perry saying, “That’s flattering, but my lips are kind of taken [at the time, Johansson was with Ryan Reynolds] … I had no idea [about the song] … I should get a cut!”

So ... Katy Perry ... I ask you for some clarification: Who is it?

Exhibit A: Scarlett Johansson

Photo Credit: IMDB


Exhibit B: Miley Cyrus

Photo Credit: IMDB

I urge Katy Perry or her rep to contact me at Liza@YourTango.com to clear this up.

"I Kissed A Girl" is one of my favorite songs of all time and right now, I just need answers. ANSWERS!