You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Hillary Clinton surprises Katy Perry, presents UNICEF award


Katy Perry, an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton, was surprised Tuesday night at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York when the former Democratic presidential nominee presented her with an award.

>> Read more trending stories  

Perry, who campaigned for Clinton at a rally at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and dressed up as the politician for Halloween, received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award. The award honors the "Breakfast at Tiffany's" actress, who worked to support for UNICEF programs and to increase awareness of the issues affecting children worldwide. 

Perry didn't know that Clinton would be at the awards ceremony.

"I have seen Katy's commitment to the causes she believes in firsthand," Clinton said before presenting Perry with the award. "I've gotten to spend time with her, and I know how deeply she cares about making our world a better place. She is serious about understanding the complex problems we face and pulling people together to solve them."

Perry has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2013.

"She's someone whose powerful voice and creative lyrics remind us when you get knocked down to get back up," Clinton said of the "Roar" singer. "We need champions like Katy now more than ever, her passion, her energy and, yes, her voice, louder than a lion."

Perry thanked Clinton and gave her credit for helping inspire her.

"I've always had a voice -- a singing voice -- but I've never had a voice like I've had before," an emotional Perry said. "Hillary Clinton has lit a voice inside of me, and that light will never go out. It will continue to get brighter and brighter. Thank you, Hillary. You motivate me and so many millions of people. We appreciate you for your incredible work and your heart."

According to CNN, Perry attended the event with her parents and boyfriend, actor Orlando Bloom.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Tom Price's Senate confirmation hearing: What to watch for
Tom Price's Senate confirmation hearing: What to watch for

More than six weeks of careful preparation will come to a head Wednesday morning when Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price takes the hot seat for the first of two Senate confirmation hearings. The conservative policy wonk is a well-known commodity on Capitol Hill, and Price’s records, both political and financial...
Addicts harm pets to obtain animal painkillers, vets say
Addicts harm pets to obtain animal painkillers, vets say

Veterinarians in New York are concerned about pets in the area after cases in which drug addicts have intentionally hurt their pets to get their hands on a painkiller used for animals. Tramadol was categorized as a controlled substance three years ago, WTEN reported. It is available only via prescription at pharmacies as a common treatment for pets...
WATCH: Florida fishermen freak out while trying to catch jumping shark
WATCH: Florida fishermen freak out while trying to catch jumping shark

A group of Florida fishermen caught a suspected Mako shark near Indian Rocks Beach, WTVT reported. Watch the video here iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen src="http://up.
Texas police officer shot, killed; suspect dead
Texas police officer shot, killed; suspect dead

A Texas police officer reportedly was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon while responding to a call about an armed man outside a house in Little Elm, a Dallas suburb.
Ex-'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos files defamation lawsuit against Trump
Ex-'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos files defamation lawsuit against Trump

On Tuesday, former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos held a press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred to announce that she is filing a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump. One month before Election Day, Zervos claimed that she was subjected to “unwanted sexual touches” by Trump during a business...
More Stories