Pop singer Katy Perry has revealed that while her pastor parents weren't exactly thrilled with the sexually suggestive lyrics in the pop singer's hit single "Bon Appétit", they strive to disagree with her "from a space of love."
The 32-year-old singer recently shared on Nova's Smallzy's Surgery radio show that she and her parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, "agree to disagree" when it comes to her music.
".. The thing about it is, which is such a weird thing, to really understand we agree to disagree but still with loving space," she said.
"We all come from different places... you can have your belief system, nobody is telling you to not believe your beliefs but you can also come from a space of love. That's what my family and I exercise all the time."
Bon Appétit, which features the controversial group Migos, includes the lyrics "Got me spread like a buffet" and "I'm on the menu," among other suggestive lines. In the music video for the single, which dropped earlier this week, Perry is seen pole dancing.
This is not the first time Perry's parents have taken issue with their daughter's music; when she released the song "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, Keith Hudson admitted he thought his ministry was "over."
As reported, Perry started her career as a Christian artist and even dated Relient K lead singer Matt Thiessen: "Amy Grant was our Madonna," the singer told Vogue of her early years as a Gospel artist. "We knew about Madonna and Marilyn Manson in my family because we picketed their concerts."
However, she made the switch to secular music after discovering the seventies group Queen and becoming mesmerized by the group's sexually provocative lead singer, Freddie Mercury.
"I had never heard such an imaginative explanation of how to live," she recalled. "That was my first perspective on that world, and I just loved it. I felt so free and accepted."
At 17, Perry moved to Los Angeles and branched out to secular music and was signed on to Capitol Music Group. Her debut as Katy Perry was an instant success and she has continued to advance her career, turning away from her religious views in the process.
"I don't believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne," said Perry in an issue of Marie Claire. "I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable."
The singer has also rejected the Conservative ways of her parents, and has become an activist for LGBT rights.
According to Radar Online, her Christian parents recently spoke at the Church Of Grace in Yorba Linda in California asking for the congregation to pray for her.
"I want you to pray for my daughter," Keith said. "Don't judge her, pray for her."