Katy Perry wanted to make sure she's the highest paid judge

Katy Perry is getting $25 million to be a judge on "American Idol," and she isn’t ashamed of her big payday.

“I’m really proud that, as a woman, I got paid,” Perry explains in an interview with WKTU in New York. “And you know why? I got paid like more than pretty much any guy that’s been on that show. That's what I told my agent. Make sure I get more than anyone else ever has and I'll do it".  She adds, “And, by the way, I love men. So I’m a paid woman and I’m ready for a beautiful man.”

In case you're wondering Mariah Carey had been the highest paid at 18 million. Britney Spears on the X Factor and J Lo each received 15 million. Christina Aguileria was at 10 million for the Voice. Simon Cowell was the creator of Idol so his contract is more complex with no way to break down what he would have been paid simply for judging. But in 2010 he was paid 95 million. 

As for what type of judge she’ll be, Katy noted, “I’m polite but firm. I’m super realistic.” 

 
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