Which Superstars Inspired 'Popstar'?

From Michael Jackson to Macklemore, here are the real-life inspirations for the Lonely Island's pop parody film

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Katy Perry

As with all of Popstar's references, the Lonely Island would take a real-life pop star event and have it crumble in the hands of the inept-but-earnest Conner. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Andy Samberg revealed that the on-stage magic trick that left his character "dickless" was inspired by Katy Perry's Part of Me concert documentary where the pop star also tries out a new magic trick, though hers goes much better. The film also takes audience shots from famous pop star docs, making Perry another important inspiration for the mold of Conner4Real.

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