Updated: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:28:14 GMT | By Emma Jones
Katy Perry is Billboard's Woman of the Year

The brief return of the evangelist angel

Katy Perry performs (© LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry, Hello Katy Tour, 2009 (© PHIL NOBLE /Reuters)
  • Katy Perry with Brit comic and then husband, Russell Brand (© MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry performs California Gurls with Snoop Dogg (© MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry performs (© LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry performs on the Today Show in 2010 (© BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry presents Purr (© REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)
  • Katy Perry on the Brazil leg of her California Dreams tour (© Neil Lupin/Redferns)
  • Katy Perry, Russell Brand (© LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters)
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After grappling with Lily Allen, Katy Perry's next near-feud ignited from a tweet she posted, just after the release of Lady Gaga's video for Alejandro. 'Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke,' she wrote, comparing the Queen of Quirk's work to a bad smell. Later in an August 2010 interview with Rolling Stone, Perry also noted that, 'I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord's name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth. I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen.' So it seems under all those whipped-cream and firework shooting Hershey's kisses bras, there still lives a good gospel girl, even if she's usually smothered and gagged by a proselytizing cleavage.