Here's a sentence you didn't expect to read today: Katy Perry and a Californian Archbishop have joined forces to take two elderly nuns to court.
The singer wanted to buy the former convent of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a villa-like property with stunning views of Los Angeles, for $14.5million - but one of the five surviving nuns told the Los Angeles Times that she took a look at Perry's music videos and her 2015 Superbowl performance and wasn't impressed.
Here's Sister Catherine Rose throwing some serious shade in an interview with the LA Times:
"Well, I found Katy Perry and I found her videos and … if it’s all right to say, I wasn’t happy with any of it,” said Sister Rita, who told me she would rather not elaborate on her concerns as to whether Perry is a suitable candidate to live in a convent.
When Sister Rita learned that Perry would be performing during the Super Bowl halftime, she tuned in. Perry sang “Teenage Dream,” (Let you put your hands on me. In my skin-tight jeans.) which was not a good choice, given Sister Rita’s careful monitoring of the show. Sister Rita then watched as Perry was lifted off the ground and flew around the stadium as if riding a shooting star.
I thought, is that a way to make money?” said Sister Rita. “Maybe I could fly around. I could be the flying nun.”
Perry has had her eye on the convent for three years and was in talks with Archbishop Jose Gomez, who says the Archdiocese has the right to sell the property, rather than the sisters.
According to the LA Times Perry tried to make a good impression on the nuns at a recent meeting, dressing conservatively, singing "Oh Happy Day" and showing off her Jesus tattoo. But her charms didn't work: Sisters Catherine Rose, 86, and Rita Callanan, 77, sold the property to a local restaurant owner instead.
Now the star and Archbishop Gomez are trying to get the sale legally voided in what is shaping up to be a court battle of Biblical proportions.
Perry hasn't commented publicly on the legal dispute. But it's safe to say she's nun too happy about it (sorry not sorry).