Bonnie McKee has accrued an impressive amount of jaw-dropping pop music anecdotes over a half-decade of writing with artists like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taio Cruz and Ke$ha. And when we say “jaw-dropping,” we mean that McKee can casually mention how she saved Katy Perry’s life one time when she and the superstar were skinny-dipping… or how she talked to Ke$ha about having a sexual encounter with a ghost. McKee, in fact, is a living, breathing treasure trove of awesome behind-the-scenes stories.
While stopping by the Billboard studios to support her new solo single “American Girl,” McKee presented her five all-time favorite pop star stories, as the latest entry in Pop Shop’s “Gimme Five” series. Listen to all the crazy tales below:
Want more Bonnie McKee? Why wouldn’t you? Click here to watch her full studio session — including an “American Girl” performance and a medley of all of her penned hits — as well as a Q&A about her unorthodox career path.
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