Perry sites the touring atmosphere as one of the main reasons her and Brand had problems, saying her ex-husband didn’t like the "atmosphere of [Perry] being the boss on tour." "I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending," said Perry of her divorce.
“But then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn't because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that."
Regardless of the issues that transpired between the two, Perry also praised Brand in the interview for being a "very smart man." "I was in love with him when I married him, [but] let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011," said Perry.
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Rihanna surpassing Bieber's popularity on YouTube is largely due to the size of her subscriber base. Rihanna has 8.73 million subscribers on the platform, 3.7 million more than Bieber's 4.9 million. This means that while the average Bieber fan is much more engaged than Rihanna's, Rihanna has much broader reach as an artist and is therefore able to secure more view counts to her name over time.
This discrepancy in fan-base stays true on the Facebook platform, where Justin Bieber's 54.3 million "likes" on the platform dwarfs Rihanna's 72.3 million. However, it's not the case on Twitter, where Bieber overtook Lady Gaga back in January as the most followed person on the platform and has just recently became the first person to surpass 40 million followers.
Gate Five filed the lawsuit in New York court in April 2011, claiming that the superstar had acted on "a whim" the previous Christmas with an "extortionate demand" for more compensation for "Starpower: Beyonce."
The demands drove away a financier and caused Gate Five to lay off 70 people during the holidays, said the lawsuit.
Beyoncé's argument in the case was that she had a valid contractual right to exercise termination provisions after Gate Five was unable to fulfill obligations to obtain $5 million of committed financing for the project.
In opposition, Gate Five contended that it was on the verge of closing a $19.2 million financing contract before Beyoncé got antsy.
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