The Scoop on Katy Perry's Racy On-Stage Surprise for Russell Brand

11/10/2009 at 12:33 PM ET

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When Katy Perry wanted to impress her new boyfriend, British comedian Russell Brand, she knew exactly where to turn — the soccer club of his boyhood dreams. And the result? A bustier and hot pants concoction stitched from three XL shirts in the claret-and-blue colors of West Ham, worn onstage while hosting the European Music Awards. The story began more than two weeks before her November 5 appearance at the MTV EMAs when her stylist contacted West Ham, a source at the club in east London says. Katy’s people asked for — and received — the shirts (normal price $50 but given gratis) on October 17. When their handiwork was revealed, it was evident the collar trim of the shirts made for a frill along the top of the bustier, while two of the shirts’ badges were given pride of place on her chest. The made-to-measure kit was one of 12 costume changes that Perry made during the awards show in Berlin — and was a tell-tale sign their flourishing relationship, which has already included a visit to Paris and spending last weekend in London. Brand, 34, is well-known around the club and is said to be “popular amongst the rest of our fans and is regularly stopped coming and going from the ground,” the source says. So Katy knew she was on to a good thing and the result clearly went down well with the burgeoning film star who Tweeted (under his sign-on Rustyrockets), “MY GIRLFRIEND has worn a West Ham basque while hosting the EMA’s. What a day!” No word yet from Katy, 25, on what she thought of how the 100 per cent polyester material felt like onstage. – Simon Perry

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Shel on

She is just plain WEIRD!!!

lilkunta on

@shel : What is weird? This is no diff than in the states a lady wearing her partner’s favorite football or basketball team jersey in a sexy way.

lisa on

Um, no

Kerry on

Russell Brand is a beautiful intelligent person. He could do SO much better.

megg on

i love russell brand and thought id be jealous haha but katy perry is so cooool they are the perfect couple!

Louise on

I know very little about Katy Perry other than that she’s an American singer. She looks quirky but I also think he can do better. No way of telling whether she’s attractive or not beneath that heavy mask of make-up and dreadful hard black hair-dye. Although a woman in her early twenties is the most attractive she’s ever going to be. Can’t imagine that a 24/25 year-old will be on his wavelength, but something is attracting him to her – I have no doubt that he thinks this is the “real thing” if that’s what he says, but subconsciously he’s probably hugely attracted by the fact that she’s famous and high profile in America – which is what he is currently striving for. Not an overt criticism – I’m a huge fan of his

Annoyed on

i think she looks great plus she did it for her man. ya haters need to back off period!!!
he liked anyways =]

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