Added on 19-Mar-2009
Perry: 'Mercury is my musical idol'
By David Balls, Entertainment Reporter
Katy Perry has revealed that she was inspired to make music by Freddie Mercury.
The singer admitted that she had admired the former Queen singer's carefree attitude and even considered getting a tattoo of the star.
"Freddie Mercury was - and remains - my biggest influence," she confessed in a MySpace interview.
"The combination of his sarcastic approach to writing lyrics and his 'I don't give a f**k' attitude really inspired my music."
"I nearly got a huge tattoo of Freddie Mercury's face on my back a few years ago. It's probably for the best that I didn't get it done, but I still want to do it."
Perry's new single 'Thinking Of You' is out now.