Watch Katy Perry’s “Can’t Cancel Pride” Performance | Video
Katy Perry pulled out all the stops for iHeartRadio’s “Can’t Cancel Pride” event on Thursday night. The singer and mom-to-be performed an upbeat medley of her hits during the virtual Pride celebration and COVID-19 relief benefit. She began by singing a dance-y remix of her latest track, “Daisies,” while laying in a pile of the flowers, before transitioning into a mashup of two throwbacks: “I Kissed a Girl” and “Peacock.” But she didn’t stop there! Katy also squeezed in a few verses of “Walking on Air” and “Swish Swish” before looping back and finishing up with “Daisies.”
A few hours before the iHeartRadio event kicked off, Katy teased her performance on Instagram and Twitter, captioning a clip: “Lots of things are being cancelled (rightfully so, trust!) but you #CANTCANCELPRIDE and not only that but you can’t cancel dance remixes with some of ya fav songs.” Laverne Cox and Elvis Duran hosted the live-streamed celebration, which fundraised for LGBTQ+ organizations like GLAAD, SAGE, National Black Justice Coalition, The Trevor Project, and OutRight Action International.
Fast-forward to around the 25:13 timestamp on the video above to watch Katy’s entire #TBT-worthy performance, and check out the rest of the stream to see appearances by Billy Porter, Kim Petras, Adam Lambert, Ben Platt, and more.