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Katy Perry Photo: Billboard.com Katy Perry is the Billboard cover story 2 weeks after her song "Roar" was bumped out of the top spot. With "Roar" she tied Rihanna with nine number one songs. "Honestly, I'm just masquerading as a pop star."-Katy Perry "I am exhausting so much energy right now," Perry exclaims between bites of Cheez-Its -- furtive bites, because eating Cheez-Its is breaking training. "For eight days straight, I've been conditioning -- just going, going, going at the height of my physical capabilities. I'm supposed to eat meals every two hours, but it takes me an hour to think of what I want to eat, so by lunchtime, I'm starving. I'm just so hungry all the time." For more on the Billboard cover story and Barbara Walters throwing her shade, click here!

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Billboard editor Bill Werde is taking aim at Lady Gaga for what he feels is unfair and questionable promotion for her latest single "Applause" with a contest and a link that allowed you to watch her new video 150 times in a row. Billboard is taking exception to the tweet she has since deleted where it allowed you to watch the "Applause" video 150 times in a row on YouTube. YouTube views now count towards chart positions so Billboard is upset that she was trying to manipulate the charts. Gaga and other Interscope acts had views taken away from them late last year as Billboard was about to implement the views into chart positions. Lady Gaga Artpop Promo Also, Gaga was and still is asking for her fans to buy multiple digital copies of "Applause" along with screen shots of radio requests, selfies/video and the fan who did it the most would be flown out to see her perform at the iTunes Festival in London. Bill Werde took to Twitter to explain his frustration with Gaga. To see Bill's tweets and our diagnosis, click here!

Janelle Monae Photo: Billboard.com

Janelle Monae's new album will be titled "The Electric Lady" and will feature songs with PRINCE & Miguel. The album is due in September and in an new interview with Billboard she talks about working with her friend PRINCE. To see what she said about PRINCE and working with him, click here.