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Katy Perry's performance of "Unconditionally" at the American Music Awards had some people scratching their heads and others labeling it offensive.

The star opened the show dressed as a geisha, complete with an elaborate Japanese-style set, which not every viewer loved "Unconditionally."

She said beforehand that she wanted to up her game, with the chance to open, and did she ever. Some felt it racist, though, Tweeting remarks like:

  • I guess Katy Perry really didn't want to be left out of the mind-numbingly ignorant and racist pop-star hall of shame.
  • @katyperry returns to her roots as trite and ignorant in her performance as a "geisha." Brings me back to the days of 'Ur So Gay.' #AMAs

Other fans defended Katy Perry, however, with reactions such as:

  • These claims of Katy Perry's AMA performance being racist are absolutely ridiculous. Appreciation and appropriation of other cultures is ok.
  • It honestly bothers me that people believe @katyperry performance was a racist act. She loves the Japanese culture and japan loves her.

VOTE: Was Katy Perry's AMA performance offensive?

 

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We see Katy Perry strip down a lot. She is not shy.

What we don't often see is a stripped-down performance by the pop singer, performing acoustically as she did Sunday night at the American Music Awards.

Katy was honored with a special honor at the ceremony (see full list of AMA winners) for having charted five straight singles at #1 off the same album.

She's the only woman ever to do that, and only the second performer overall. The other? None other than Michael Jackson. Pretty exclusive company.

While no one will ever compare KP to MJ in terms of talent, she does sing a catchy tune. Watch her perform "The One That Got Away" last night ...

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Chart-topping friends Katy Perry and Rihanna both performed at Sunday's American Music Awards. Who will perform better in a test of style supremacy?

Katy looked adorable as ever on the red carpet, so much so that we can't help wonder if that dress may have helped salvage this rendition of "Firework."

Meanwhile, Rihanna's performance to open the show was a good one, but does her latest style experiment measure up? Vote on the fashion champ below:

  • Gorgeous Katy
  • Red, Curly Rihanna

Who looked better?

 

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We love Katy Perry personally and think some of her songs are really catchy, but her live singing skills were a bit suspect at the American Music Awards.

It's hard to watch her rendition of "Firework" (below) and not think that, but that's just our opinion. What do you think? Did she knock it out of the park?

In her defense, at least she TRIED to sing live, which is more than we can say for some of the no-talent hacks who masquerade as musicians. Also, the boys' choir was a nice touch, and that tear-away dress? An even nicer touch ...