Katy Perry Roars, Rises at Democratic National Convention

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Katy Perry didn't need a colorful wig or revealing outfit to garner a lot of attention on Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention.

The artist, who has been one of the most outspoken famous supporters of Hillary Clinton for months now, took to the stage in Philadelphia and first gave a brief, passionate speech.

"Both my parents are pastors and staunch Republicans," she said, adding:

"I didn’t finish high school. Unfortunately, I don’t have a formal education, but I do have an open mind and I have a voice.”

Katy Perry at the DNC

(NOTE: It's true about her parents. They aren't the biggest fans of their own daughter.)

Perry continued:

"I’m asking you to have an open mind, and to use your voice, because on November 8th, you’ll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist.

"You’ll have as much say as any billionaire, or you can cancel out your weird cousin’s vote.

"Here’s how I’m going to use my voice: I’m going to vote for Hillary Clinton. I love Hillary."

Perry and Clinton actually met up back during a book tour in 2014, with the beloved pop singer writing on Instagram afterward:

"I told @hillaryclinton that I would write her a ‘theme’ song if she needs it…"

Last year, Perry was there when Clinton celebrated her birthday, as the two teamed up for a campaign event in Iowa.

Katy Perry Democratic National Convention Photo

On Thursday, meanwhile, Perry concluded her remarks and then performed in front of the thousands inside Wells Fargo Arena and the millions watching at home.

She debuted the song "Rise" in public and she also broke into a rendition of her classic, "Roar."

Perry was just one of numerous of musicians to sing during the DNC this week.

On Monday night, Demi Lovato gave a speech and performed at the convention on Monday, while Alicia Keys, Andra Day and Lenny Kravitz have all provided live entertainment as well.

Watch Perry in action now:

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Born
Birthplace
Santa Barbara, California
Full Name
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson