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These 2 passages about Katy Perry’s song “California Gurls” are both on the wikipedia page about her album “teenage dream“:

During a Rolling Stone photo shoot in April 2010, Perry revealed details about a song on the album, called “California Gurls“, allegedly a response to Jay-Z‘s “Empire State of Mind“, she stated: “”It’s so great that ‘Empire State of Mind’ is huge and that everyone has the New York song, but what the fuck? What about LA? What about California? It’s been a minute since we had a California song and especially from a girl’s perspective. We took the references of Prince, which is always a great reference, and some of the ’90s, almost house music references”

he had told Rolling Stone that she felt compelled to create a song about California when he saw some people from American West Coast singing the music of Jay-Z who does homage to New York, and because long ago they did not create something on the state Californian, mostly about the prospect of a girl.[31] “We got some references to Prince, which is always a good reference. In addition, you must reference the house music of the 1990s,”