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Katy Perry celebrates the Fourth of July with the release of her 2010 hit “Firework,” and stirs controversy over “Woman’s World.”

Katy Perry celebrates the Fourth of July with the release of her 2010 hit “Firework,” and stirs controversy over “Woman’s World.”

Katy Perry owns the night like the Fourth of July.

the teenage dream Share hitmaker National picture on InstagramIn the photo, Perry, 39, is seen wearing a star-shaped swimsuit decorated with stars and stripes.

Silver ribbons matched her earrings, and she wore red lipstick to match her red polka dot scarf.

Perry impersonated Rosie the Riveter, pretending to put one hand on her hip and flexing her muscles with the other.

“BB UR A FIREWORK 🎆,” she began her caption, adding, “And speaking of work, the woman’s world will be up and running in a week, Happy Independence Day 🇺🇸”

Perry announced earlier Her new single “Woman’s World” is out Wednesday, June 19, marking the first time she’s released music since the 1920s. SmilingThe new song is set to be released on Thursday, July 11, with the music video dropping the following day.

The “California Gurls” singer gave fans a sneak peek at the new song on InstagramLip sync: “Sexy, confident / So smart / She’s a gift from heaven / So soft, so strong.”

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After the song was released in 2010, Perry opened up to painting On the inspiration behind the song’s lyrics, she said at the time: “It’s a song that I think my purpose for some people might change when they hear it.”

Perry told the newspaper that the idea for the song came from a Jack Kerouac novel, and is based on how she wants to be remembered: “Basically, I have this very dark idea… When I die, I want to be put in fireworks and shot across the sky over the Santa Barbara area as my last tribute.”

“I want to be fireworks, whether dead or alive,” she continued. “My friend showed me a passage from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, which talks about people who are so energetic and never say a single word.”

“They shoot across the sky like fireworks and make people say ‘ah,’” Perry concluded. “I think making people say ‘ah’ is kind of like my motto.”

The hit song has become a landmark in pop culture. Perry is best known for singing “Firework” at Joe Biden’s 2021 presidential inauguration.

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In 2022, the pop star joked that people were mispronouncing the lyrics to the 2010 hit song.

“It’s freaking, freaking, freaking awesome, guys. Do what’s right! It’s not ‘fireworks,’ it’s ‘fireworks,'” she said when Luke Bryan sang the lyrics wrong during an episode of The American Idol.

She also described the moment as rude. Instagram“For the official record ☝🏻. It’s amazing not loud. It’s fireworks not fireworks. Swipe ➡️ for proof 🎆🎇,” she wrote.

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