Watch the Highlights from Katy Perry's Witness Livestream

Watch the Highlights from Katy Perry's Witness Livestream

Here's what happens when one of the world's biggest pop stars digitizes her life for a weekend.

Here's what happens when one of the world's biggest pop stars digitizes her life for a weekend.

Text: Jake Viswanath

What started off as a simple acoustic show with only a few of her biggest fans on Thursday night turned into a weekend-long extravaganza with Katy Perry and the whole world. In celebration of her new album Witness, the artist locked herself inside a custom house in LA and livestreamed her entire weekend Big Brother-style for the whole world to “witness” as it happened. Yes, this even included things like watching her sleep and brush her teeth.

Perry brought on a multitude of special guests, including Sia, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, RuPaul, and Kacey Musgraves, as part of a weekend of games, fascinating conversation, and intimate interviews, culminating with a full-blown finale concert for the new album. For those committed enough to binge-watch all weekend, the livestream became an immensely fascinating inside look at the life of one of the world’s biggest pop stars. But for those who have only heard bits and pieces about the long event, here are some of the best highlights from the weekend.

The Rose & Thorn Dinner

For the first of three dinners, Perry brought together some of today’s most talented females, and her friends, for an dialogue about being a woman in the public eye. Anna Kendrick, Dita Von Teese, Patty Jenkins, and Sia (in a hilarious mask) talked about the definition of feminism and its relationship to sexuality. “One time I said I wasn’t a feminist because I didn’t know what that word meant,” Perry admitted, explaining her growth when it comes to political issues. But it was Sia who had the world in hysterics when she asked a lucky Brazilian fan who went to the dinner to “please tell the Brazilian fans that I’m not in Beyoncé’s basement,” effectively debunking the conspiracy theory.

Katy’s Cook-Off with Gordon Ramsey

Perry might know what she's doing when it comes to music, but she basically set herself up for failure when she participated in a cook-off with famed professional chef Gordon Ramsey, which turned into more of a cooking lesson than a full-blown competition. During the hilarious encounter, she revealed that her previous lovers have said that she should open a sandwich shop if the singing career fails one day, meaning that she has only has the same culinary skills as the rest of us.

Katy and James Corden Spill Their Guts

James Corden teamed up with recent Carpool Karaoke partner Katy and brought along a selection of vomit-inducing delicacies for a round of Spill Your Guts, where the artist dished the tea we never knew we needed. The most surprising gem was finding out the singer that inspired one of her best songs, “The One That Got Away,” and which one of her famous past lovers (John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, and Diplo) was best in bed. But there were some questions that Perry just could not answer — have your own barf bag nearby for those moments.

Nugget’s Glam Session

Sure, the weekend centered around Perry and her ever-revolving door of guests and interviews, but the clear star of the livestream was her dog, Nugget, who stole the show with her adorable looks and protective nature. Appropriately, the mini-poodle had the spotlight all to herself when her own pampering session was streamed to accompany her mother’s glam sessions. Behold.

Katy’s Emotional Therapy Session

On the first full day of the livestream, Perry partook in an actual therapy session with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh, host of The Therapist on Viceland, and revealed more than we’ve ever heard from her before, opening up about her relationship with her parents, issues with alcoholism, and dealing with a constructed pop star persona. “I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson [her given name] that I don’t even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes,” she admitted with tears in her eyes. The artist also opened up about her past suicidal thoughts. “I feel ashamed that I would have those thoughts, feel that low and that depressed. You can be right or you can be loved — I just want to be loved.” The session was one of the most candid and emotional moments seen from an artist, and could provide support to millions who struggle with mental health issues.

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