“Wait, did you just say ‘wig’?” Perry asked. “I know, wig, I feel that already!” Fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan started to ask Perry what the word meant, but Perry cut them off. “No, it’s not your language; it’s just for us.”
Twitter erupted with tweets about Perry’s recognition of the popular phrase (Urban Dictionary defines “wig” as “When something happens so unexpectedly, your wig flies off your head”). Some fans were excited to see Katy understanding online queer lingo. Others were simply unimpressed by what they perceived as a ham-fisted attempt by Perry to pander to her queer fanbase. Regardless, the interaction went viral, and Billboard Pride has collected some of the funniest memes from Katy Perry’s “wig” moment.
I love how Katy Perry invented Wig pic.twitter.com/l2t8o7Ebuw — Richi (@LadyGagaKids) March 7, 2018