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“Ur So Gay” is a song about a boy who fits all the gay stereotypes, despite not actually being gay himself. Katy wishes the boy would be honest with her about himself.

99% of the annotations on these lyrics are just bashing KP for her stereotypes… and I love it aha

I’m gay and I actually really enjoy the stereotypes in this song, they’re funny and creative and fit so well, and also this song was written back in the late 2000s so I understand the inaccurate stereotypes.

I’m gay and the lyrics disgust me! But I was trying so hard not to bop to the production… I was screaming at myself “NO DON’T BOP!!”

her boyfriend at the time wanted to wait for Gods bless and for marriage–she got pissed

Ur So Gay (song)

„“ was written by Katy Perry and Greg Wells. The song was meant to be a „soft hello“. It describes her relationship with a former boyfriend whom „she thought should have been gay“. The song is registered on BMI as „You’re So Gay“ and „You Are So Gay“ is listed as an alternate title.

Madonna gave the song much publicity during interviews on both the KRQ 93.7 JohnJay & Rich morning show and Ryan Seacrest’s morning show, saying that „Ur So Gay“ was her „favorite song right now“. Perry reacted by saying „I’m still floored by that. It’s like, you’re Madonna – you don’t have time to be listening to my songs!“.

Ur So Gay (song)

Release

, also appeared on the extended play. According to Perry, „Ur So Gay“ was played on several radio stations such as KROQ’s „Catch of the Day“. The song was also released physically and in 7 inch pink vinyl form.

Release

Background

Katy Perry told that the song „wasn’t meant to be a big single or show what the album, One of the Boys, is going to be all about. That was for my Internet bloggers, so I’m not coming out of nowhere. „Ur So Gay“ was meant to be an introduction and a background. The album will have a lot of the same characteristics, though.“ Perry’s A&R representative Chris Anokute confirmed this by saying that they had no plans for radio coverage but just wanted to put this „novelty“ song out online as an introduction to see „what the attraction was“. As expected, sales were low, but Anokute said the single did well in terms of building a press story.

When asked about the song, Perry said it was about a metrosexual boy named Greg. In an online interview with , she described the song’s background, „This song is about my past relationships, and how in this world of 2008 girls are thrown into a lion’s den of ‘who’s on this team and who’s on that team?” I was dating this boy who was very metrosexual. I always end up with these guys who are very sensitive and good looking and clean-cut and smell good. But this one in particular, I thought “In another life, you are a gay man.” I’ll just leave it at that.“

Background

Controversy

The song received a lot of negative reactions, especially from homosexual listeners. Many reviewers called the song „disgusting“, „insulting“, and „homophobic“. Perry responded to all of this, defending that

She also went on to say that the song is not a generalization about gay people, just about her specific situation and that it shouldn’t be taken that way.

Controversy

Lyrics

I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarfWhile j****** off, listening to MozartYou bitch and moan about LAWishing you were in the rain reading Hemingway You don’t eat meatAnd drive electrical carsYou’re so indie rock it’s almost an artYou need SPF 45 just to stay alive Ur so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like… You’re so sad maybe you should buy a happy mealYou’re so skinny you should really Super Size the dealSecretly you’re so amusedThat nobody understands youI’m so mean ‚cause I cannot get you outta your headI’m so angry ‚cause you’d rather MySpace insteadI can’t believe I fell in love with someone that wears more makeup than… Ur so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like… You walk around like you’re oh so debonairYou pull ‘em down and there’s really nothing thereI wish you would just be real with me Ur so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like… No you don’t even likeOh no no no no no no noUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like…PENIS.

I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarfWhile jacking off, listening to MozartYou bitch and moan about LAWishing you were in the rain reading Hemingway You don’t eat meatAnd drive electrical carsYou’re so indie rock it’s almost an artYou need SPF 45 just to stay alive Ur so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like… You’re so sad maybe you should buy a happy mealYou’re so skinny you should really Super Size the dealSecretly you’re so amusedThat nobody understands youI’m so mean ‚cause I cannot get you outta your headI’m so angry ‚cause you’d rather MySpace insteadI can’t believe I fell in love with someone that wears more makeup than… Ur so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like… You walk around like you’re oh so debonairYou pull ‘em down and there’s really nothing thereI wish you would get a clue that it’snot all about you Ur so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like… No you don’t even likeOh no no no no no no noUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like boysUr so gay and you don’t even like boysNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even likeNo you don’t even like, no no, no no, no no

Music video

The music video to „Ur So Gay“ first premiered on MySpace on March 19, 2008 and later was released April 15, 2008 on . The video was directed by Walter May.

Synopis

The music video uses imitation barbies portraying Katy Perry and her boyfriend, the subject of the song. The video starts with Katy Perry sitting on grass with flowers surrounding her and smiling clouds in the sky behind her. She is playing a blue guitar, smiling, as the song’s intro plays. As the lyrics come in you see scenes of barbies, one of Katy’s „boyfriend“ in his room getting ready. The other of Katy herself, as a blonde, on a spoof version of Myspace entitled „Facespace“ looking at pictures of her boyfriend on his page. Later, Katy goes to meet up with her boyfriend at a Coffeehouse, but gets ignored because he rather go with a male friend that he runs into. Katy now dyes her hair black because „she sees that her boyfriend likes brunettes“, according to May, and invites her boyfriend over to her house, a scene of him driving is added. After he drinks a lot of wine, Katy pulls down his pants to see „nothing’s there“. She gets fed up and leaves. During this time, the clouds behind Katy in the meadow start turning to frowning faces.

Katy Perry

Ur So Gay [Acappella] Lyrics as written by Katy Perry Greg Wells

Lyrics © Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.