Katy Perry Stripped Naked To Show Off Her Baby Bump Before Revealing The Reason Why She Thought She'd Never Be A Mom

    "I didn't have the maternal gene, so I've had to really learn how to have that."

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    Katy Perry used a music video once again to show off her pregnancy, this time stripping naked under a waterfall while cradling her bump.

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    On Friday, Katy released the first official single — "Daisies" — from her upcoming album alongside an adorable video.

    But with her bump no longer being kept a secret, Katy took the opportunity to proudly show it off.

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    "I wrote this song a couple months ago as a call to remain true to the course you've set for yourself, regardless of what others may think," Katy said of the song. "Recently, it has taken a new meaning for me, in light of what the whole world is experiencing."

    A picture from the set of Katy's new music video for "Daisies".
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    "Each of us is one in more than seven billion, with our own story of strength and resilience to tell," she added. "I hope it will be the soundtrack to going for your dreams now, especially the ones we left behind."

    Of course, this isn't the first time that Katy's bump has taken centre stage in a music video after she used the visual for "Never Worn White" to announce her pregnancy to the world.

    Katy reveals her baby bump for the first time in the video for "Never Worn White".
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    Taking to Twitter to confirm the news after the video dropped at the beginning of March, she joked: "OMG so glad I don't have to suck it in anymore."

    A month later, she jumped on Instagram to reveal that she and fiancé Orlando Bloom were expecting a baby girl, posting an adorable picture of the Pirates of the Caribbean actor covered in pink cake frosting.

    Speaking about being pregnant in quarantine during a recent interview, Katy explained that despite the circumstances, she was "doing well" and enjoying being at home with her family.

    However, Katy revealed that despite the fact she "always wanted" to be a mother, she wasn't sure if she would ever settle down with a family of her own because she "didn't have the maternal gene".

    Katy and Orlando Bloom pose together at the premiere for Carnival Row back in 2019.
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    "I didn't know if I could be [a mom], or if I'd have the capacity," she said. "My sister is the most maternal one in my family and I'm a logistics strategiser, you know, show off, and I didn't have the maternal gene, so I've had to really learn how to have that."

    But, despite being pregnant and in quarantine, Katy is still hard at work. In between judging American Idol from home, the singer has also been putting the finishing touches to her album with the help of her brother-in-law.

    You can watch Katy's full interview with Hits Radio right here, and don't forget to catch up on the latest coronavirus reporting from BuzzFeed News.

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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