Katy Perry has released her very own “Smile”-themed Instagram lens, which gives you a red clown nose like the one she wears on her upcoming album’s cover.
“Now it’s your turn to clown around…Use my IG lens and show me ur #SMILE,” Katy wrote on Instagram. She posted a video of her testing out the filter, which plays her new single and album title track, “Smile,” in the background.
Katy also revealed a whole new line of Smile merch, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, totes, socks, keychains, a quarantine puzzle and masks. The singer debuted the song “Smile” on Friday, as well as her album cover art, which features Katy dressed as a sad clown. “Smile,” the album, comes out August 14th.
Meanwhile, Perry opened up on Kanye West’s presidential run, subtly suggesting that the rapper’s lack of experience in politics might prove to be a hindrance.
“Well I think, you know, what we’ve learned, looking back, is that the presidential job is best suited for someone with experience,” she told Hits Radio Breakfast. “And that is a pro in their field. And I think we have seen and learned from experience, that when we don’t have pros in position, that it can get a little wild!”
However, Katy was full of praise for Kanye as an artist. “I love Kanye! He is amazing! I just, you know, I love him as an artist,” she said.