Katy Perry Woke Up in Vegas, Got Married


May 6 2009, Published 5:20 a.m. ET

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Once upon a time, Katy Perry woke up in Las Vegas and decided to get hitched. But instead of making the mistake of a quickie wedding, she made the hilarious decision to have a fake quickie wedding with her boyfriend at the time, just to freak out her family.

"I was 21. We went to Vegas on a whim and we decided to get fake married. We took all the pictures with the minister, with the fake cake, in the fake chapel and got a fake marriage certificate. We went and bought a wedding dress and a suit at a thrift store, and scanned the pictures and the certificate to my family members, my manager at the time and totally freaked the s--- out of them," she tells PopEater of the inspiration behind her new single, "Waking Up in Vegas.

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Katy says that elaborate scheme was her best joke yet, adding, "It was the most hilarious, stupid prank I've ever pulled. I still have the wedding dress and the certificate. 'Waking Up in Vegas' is basically a song about getting into trouble with your best friend or your boyfriend or your girlfriend – or whoever you're with – and not having any 'I'm sorry for what I did.' "



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