While "Drain" shocked many with its frank lyrics, there were some who thought that the song may have gone too far — that couplets like "Wanna be your lover/ Not your f---ing mother" and "You think you're so rock and roll, but you're really just a joke/ Had the world in the palm of your hands/ But you f---ing choked" crossed the line from being clever and came across as just plain mean.Regardless, in the time since the song first appeared, neither Perry nor Mc Coy has directly addressed its none-too-subtle content — until now.23 in Seattle, had no comment on the singer’s personal life. We all know that Katy Perry is the queen of power anthems, Twitter, and outrageous outfits (sorry Lady Gaga, but it’s been awhile since you rocked an over-the-top costume.) It’s no wonder that the “Rise” singer is one of the most coveted women in Hollywood and has basically had her pick of boyfriends over the years, and, for the most part, the brunette beauty has picked well." class="ngg-fancybox" rel="41f52928542689d4771f4ba1dec2b16f" data-image-id="42126" data-src=" data-thumbnail=" data-title="Travie Mc Coy" data-description="Katy and Travie dated when Katy was just becoming a star.Meanwhile, Travie was the lead singer for Gym Class Heroes, and KP was even in the music video for "Cupid's Chokehold," one of the band's biggest hits.From gorgeous actors to brooding singers, KP consistently shows that she only has one type: ultra-talented!At 31 years old, Katy’s been through it all — hookups, relationships, and even a tough divorce.
In yet another magazine cover story, Katy tells magazine that “Circle in the Drain” is her version of Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” – but instead of Dave Coulier, Katy unloads on Mc Coy, whom she dated on and off in 2008 before cozying up to fiance Russell Brand.Katy and Travie dated when Katy was just becoming a star.Travis Lazarus "Travie" Mc Coy (born August 6, 1981) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.Because though Perry has never explicitly said as much (she preferred to call the song her " 'You Oughta Know,' Alanis Morrissette moment"), "Drain" is very clearly about one of her exes.And with lines like "You fall asleep during foreplay/ 'Cause the pills you take are more your forte," it's not difficult to figure out which one: Travie Mc Coy, who, while dating Perry, entered a rehab facility in 2008 to deal with an addiction to pharmaceutical drugs.