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Katy Perry Says She Wrote ‘California Gurls’ Out Of Jealousy
August 21, 2010, 3:16 PM
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‘I thought it would be perfect timing for a California anthem,’ she says of her response to ‘Empire State of Mind.’

“California Gurls” came out of a very simple place: as a response to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ massive hit “Empire State of Mind.” While “Empire” was incredibly New York, with a sweeping chorus and plenty of Big Apple references, Katy Perry‘s ode to her home state was glossy and shiny and featured Cali MC Snoop Dogg. Continue reading