Katy Perry has certainly come a long way since releasing her eponymous debut in 2001. The daughter of Pentecostal pastors, Perry shed away her religious persona early on and has now taken on the role as a sex symbol. That, and she's putting out hits at a rapid rate. However, what may be the most unexpected transformation that has taken place for the 29-year-old singer is her connection with hip-hop over the years.
For starters, out of her nine No. 1 singles, three of those have featured rappers: "California Gurls" with Snoop Dogg, "E.T." with Kanye West, and "Dark Horse" with Juicy J. Katy Perry's name has also become a source for metaphors in rap. And what's more hip-hop than that?
From collaborating with Snoop Dogg and Juicy J to beefing with Chief Keef to even performing Kanye West and Jay Z's "Niggas in Paris," Katy Perry is more hip-hop than you think. And to celebrate that notion, here are her 14 most hip-hop moments.