At one of her first Grammy events, she said (via US Magazine), she was in the same dressing room as Cyrus and Swift. “I asked for a lock of their hair from each one of them,” the hitmaker went on. Both women happily provided said locks, but Perry wasn’t content with simply owning these odd little souvenirs. She went on to attach a separate bow to each one and carry them in her purse.
As the Huffington Post reports, it is probable that this took place in 2008 or 2009, the year that “I Kissed A Girl” scored Perry her first nomination at the Grammys and the year that “Hot N Cold” became her second. She didn’t win the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance award on either occasion, per the official website of the Grammy Awards, but she came away with a prize that pop fans would surely have coveted.
She probably doesn’t still carry her locks of hair in her purse, but the truth is she acknowledged the strangeness of her request. “That was my little secret … I’m a freak,” she concluded.