In the weeks following her split with boyfriend Travis McCoy, Katy Perry has remained silent about the subject, a move which is entirely understandable, if not particularly, you know, Perry-like.
So, when MTV News caught up with her on the Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, we took the opportunity to ask her about her newly single status. And, somewhat surprisingly, she answered. Sort of.
“Well, it’s a new year, and I’m very focused,” she said when asked about the Gym Class Heroes frontman. “I have a tour coming up on January 23 called the Hello Katy Tour, and I’m putting all my energy and efforts into that.”
So there you go. Perry isn’t worried about dating, just touring. And given her rather hectic schedule, perhaps that’s a good thing. Aside from the tour, there’s her appearance at next month’s Grammy Awards, plus, you know, the very booming business of being Katy Perry.
“I really don’t know how you follow  up. I’m kind of just putting one step in front of the other and I never expected any of it to happen, so I don’t expect it to always happen perfect every time, you know?” she laughed. “I’m constantly knocking on wood and freaking out saying, ‘Really? They want me to do that?!? OK! Really? Presenting at the Critics’ Choice Awards? Great!’ Or at the Grammys, which, by golly, is going to be a fun, fun night.”
And just what can we expect from her come Grammy night?
“Fruit,” she said, before being ushered down the carpet.
Girl of few words, that Katy Perry.