Russell Brand Defends Katy Perry’s Twitter Rant

On the red carpet of the Academy Awards, Russell Brand spoke up about the alleged Katy Perry Twitter war against Britney Spears for the product placement in her “Hold It Against Me” video.

“I think those things are made up in the papers and the media to distract people from our spirituality and the truth, and it distracts us from the way the economic situation of the world keeps certain people trapped on this plateau,” Brand told MTV News. “Let’s all rise up and join together. Unite!”


Perry’s original tweet re: product placement said: “Do it with style and grace … Not so in [your] face like some. [You] have to get creative with it. Some artists don’t care [though, and you] can tell.” Well, that didn’t go down well with the media nor Britney stans…

Perry responded by saying:

“Dear tabloid media a.k.a. FILTH: please note I expressed an overall feeling about product placement, [its] role in videos and the art of them being compliment[ary] or sticking out. Most, if not ALL, popsters welcome deals with products [to] offset costs of big-budget vids in these recessional music industry times. I’VE used them in MY vids before and am happy [to be] able [to] make a better vid because of [them]. Once AGAIN, stop pitting artist against artist for [your] sensational satisfaction and stick to what [you’re] best [at]: lying, gossiping, exaggerating and overall lending a hand [to] the deterioration of a generation.”

Well, there you have it.