Katy Perry thinks fame is "disgusting".
The 27-year-old 'Part Of Me' singer - who has been a regular in the gossip columns since splitting with husband Russell Brand in December - admits that while she still loves her job, she hates the exposure that comes with it.
She explained: "I'm tired of being famous already! But I'm not tired of creating. Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do.
"It's quite a delicate creature-- it's a wild animal of sorts. It can love you, and then it can attack you."
The regular twitter user insists she wants fans to see her as a normal person, and not someone to be in awe of.
In an interview with Teen Vogue magazine, she said: "I still want to be as approachable and relatable as possible--when I meet fans and they're crying, I'll say, 'Calm down, there's nothing to cry about. I'm not going to bite you or attack you or grant you three wishes. Let's just hang out and have a good time'.
"But really, I stopped focusing on what other people think a while ago. If you try to be everything to everyone, you'll only end up completely confused."