Katy Perry References Marilyn in ‘Hey Hey Hey’

Singer Katy Perry has referenced Marilyn in ‘Hey Hey Hey‘, the latest single from her Witness album. ‘I’m feminine and soft, but I’m still a boss, yeah/ Red lipstick but still so raw, yeah/ Marilyn Monroe in a monster truck’ she sings on the track, described by Contact Music as ‘an empowering, feminist number’, while Stereogum judges the lyrics as ‘clunky if well-intentioned.’  In the tongue-in-cheek video, Katy appears as Marie Antoinette and Joan of Arc. Marilyn is not represented, although Perry previously imitated her style in a German TV ad back in 2010 (prompting the now disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to suggest she would be perfect for a Broadway musical adaptation of My Week With Marilyn, but the project never got off the ground.)