Katy Perry Gets Real About 'Surviving' the 'Inhuman Experiment' of Fame -- and Her Weakness for Orange Chicken

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Even Katy Perry can't resist the lure of hot, delicious Chinese food.

While the 31-year-old pop star is hard at work on her next studio album, she admits that she's not quite ready to get back in pop star shape. In an interview with Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show Wednesday, Perry admitted to chowing down on a Panda Express dinner the night before.

"I was really craving orange chicken and the funny thing is, I'm in the middle of a record process, so I'm like, 'OK, maybe I need to get that body back,'" she said. "I don’t know, that's not like a first thought, maybe it's like the fifth thought in my head, and so I've been eating really well for breakfast and lunch but I'm like, 'Oh, that orange chicken glaze!'"

We feel you on that one, Katy!

The "Rise" singer also got candid about how she stays grounded while "surviving" her global superstar level of fame. 

"I drive myself everywhere, I'm pretty normal," she said. "I make a lot of records in my hometown of Santa Barbara and there is where I really connect with the origin of why I fell in love with music as a little kid, and how much I still love it. I ride my bike to the studio and I'm singing the whole way there like a little weirdo."

She added, "Obviously I am in somewhat of an inhuman experiment over here, and I think I'm surviving it, but I have a lot of tools. Like, I go to therapy, I don't get excessive on the substance, I've kind of learned that dance."

When she's not designing her new shoe line, stumping for Hillary Clinton, or soaking in the sun with boyfriend Orlando Bloom, Katy said she's "deep" in the writing process on her Prism follow-up. 

"I have come to terms with the fact that I’m in the business of elevating people and I feel like I lean more towards the light than the dark," she said of her writing style. "I try to bring joy and hope because life can be really crappy and at the end of the day, I think music is the thing that heals us and unites us. No matter what language you speak, everybody sings the same song. A song can really bring the whole world together in a way, and even if it’s just a feeling that it puts inside of you that gives you a little hope, like I’m in that business and I like it!"

Surprisingly, the girl who broke on to the pop music scene with "I Kissed a Girl" confessed that she has "a really hard time writing super sexy songs."

"The other day I was like, 'I'm going to write a song about sex!' I did it, and I think it’s really great, because I still have sex and I like to write about all my life experiences," she said. "But I think I was put on this earth to lift people up and elevate people and do that through my messages, quite frankly."

Perry seemed to be having quite the adventure overseas earlier this month, showing off plenty of PDA with her handsome (and sometimes nude) beau. See their fireworks flying in the video below! 

WATCH: Orlando Bloom Gets Super Touchy Feely on Vacation With Katy Perry