Katy Perry, the pop star and ex-girlfriend of Orlando Bloom, makes Twitter history on June 16. The singer breaks the 100 million-follower ceiling on social media and has become a unique user.
Katy Perry’s Twitter record has hit 100 million followers threshold, she twitted about the “Bon Appetit”, and this post from June 16, 2017 made Katy the first person on Twitter who set the new record.
The love story between the singer and Twitter started in 2009, she’s tweeted more than 8,500 times, debuting music and videos and making major announcements. To mark the occasions, the site launched a custom emoji Friday, triggered by the #LoveKaty hashtag.
“Thank you, @Twitter, for always giving me an opportunity to have a voice!,”
the outspoken singer said Friday afternoon.
Her most retweeted posts, Twitter said, have been those about other famous folks, including Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and, presumably, Taylor Swift.
Katy Perry and Twitter: over years and events
Despite putting her life temporarily under observation with 41 cameras, Perry — born Katheryn Hudson to conservative Christian parents in California — said she struggled to handle the attention to her life more broadly.
“I built up this Katy Perry thing that everybody knows and that’s the reason why they’re tuning in and it’s fantastic, but it’s more of a facade,”
she told the therapist Siri Singh.
“I’m human and I’m living under this crazy microscope,”
she said, tears smudging her mascara.
The principal rivals among the Twitter users are powerful Katy’s colleagues like Justin Bieber (under 97 million followers) and Taylor Swift who has 85 million of Twitter admirers.