Katy Perry's 'mysterious' Fourth of July post leaves fans completely confused

In addition to celebrating the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th is also a day for showbiz's biggest names to show off their celebrations on social media and share Independence Day messages with their millions of fans. Among them is pop star Katy Perry, who confused her 107 million Twitter followers this year after sharing a seemingly "mysterious" Fourth of July post.

The post showed five emojis without accompanying captions, including a baby, a finger, the letter "A," a flame and an email inbox emoji. "What does this mean? I'm confused, Miss California Goole," one confused fan commented, referencing another of Perry's hits. As fans struggled to decipher the meaning of the "mysterious" social media post, some users began speculating whether the post was referring to a new album, a pregnancy announcement, or a subtle political statement. "Baby, click on the fire email?" another fan speculated.

Eventually, Twitter users interpreted the "American Idol" judge's Fourth of July post, translating it into the lyrics "Baby, you're a firework" from the singer's hit single "Firework."

The Teenage Dream album, released in 2010, went straight to number one in several countries, including the United States, marking her fourth time at the top of the charts. The song has since become the unofficial Fourth of July anthem and was certified 12x platinum by the RIAA for selling at least 12 million copies. The song was also nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

In 2022, Perry took to social media to clarify the lyrics to "Firework" after her "American Idol" costar Luke Bryan got the lyrics wrong when he sang the chorus off-key. . "For the record, it's 'Awe' not 'Up.' It's 'Firework' not 'Fireworks,'" the singer wrote on Instagram, along with a clip of her correcting Bryan on the show .