Katy Perry’s ‘E.T.’ Beat Was Supposed to Be for Three 6 Mafia


Perry tells MTV: "Max Martin and Dr. Luke ... they were just showing me different samples of songs or tracks or beats, and they accidentally pulled up this beat, and it was for Three 6 Mafia. I heard it and I always knew I wanted to write this futuristic, alienistic song, and they pulled it up and I was like, 'Wait, I can wrap my head around this. I know this seems like a long shot, but I think I have the perfect material to put on top of this sound.' And I did, and it really worked out perfectly." The subtext here is that Katy Perry has more money than Three 6 Mafia and can therefore outbid those dudes for beats that were already promised to them. But isn't KP being a bit brazen here by calling Triple 6 out like that? Doesn't she know she's dealing with the world's most dangerous posse?! [MTV]