Katy Perry Channels Her Inner Lolita With Selfie


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Katy Perry is not usually one of those celebrities that posts selfies to her Twitter account. However, she apparently could not resist yesterday.

The Roar singer wrote in the caption of her sexy, cleavage-baring selfie, "Feeling v Lolita rn." The "rn" stands for right now. Perry is wearing black lace lingerie, has her hair up in what looks to be a bun, and is lying down on a bed in the picture. She certainly has a "come hither" look in her eyes.

The "Lolita" in her post is a reference to Vladimir Nabokov's controversial 1955 novel. In the book, a man in his late 30s becomes sexually involved with his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The popularity of the novel has turned the name "Lolita" into a way to describe a sexually active or sexy girl.

Perry has discussed her infatuation with the character of Lolita in the past, and has even named a false set of eyelashes after the fictional precocious young girl. Additionally, Perry's 2008 album One of the Boys is a homage to the Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film adaptation starring Sue Lyons as the titular character. The album cover features the pop star dressed in 1950s-era short-shorts and red belly tank top.

Perry is currently in Australia on her Prismatic World Tour. It is the singer's third concert tour. She has been on the road for over six months in support of her fourth studio album Prism. Perry will play additional dates in Australia, including gigs in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. The international tour runs to March 2015.