Katy Perry stumps for Clinton at UNLV
The singer famous for songs like “Teenage Dream” and “Waking up in Vegas” was met with squeals and requests for selfies from the students. She sported bright-red lipstick that matched her high heels and a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Nasty Woman,” which has become a rallying cry for Clinton supporters after Donald Trump uttered it during Wednesday’s presidential debate.
“We’re out here campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Ever heard of her?” she told a trio of young women after they invited her and a crowd of reporters into their dorm room. “Because there’s no other alternative. We need our issues heard, we need our bodies taken care of, we need all that choice.”
She encouraged one student she met who might have to drop out of the school to stay the course, telling her she’d been through her own troubles after being dropped from record labels three times. And she told about her own financial problems at 17 when she couldn’t buy a bag of chips without getting an overdraft charge.
Perry followed up the surprise round of canvassing with a short outdoor rally on campus alongside Nevada Democratic Senate hopeful Catherine Cortez Masto. Perry didn’t sing any of her songs to the crowd of a few hundred people, although they blared over the loudspeakers while she greeted fans afterward.