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Russell Brand on Katy Perry: "I'm the Cliche of the Bad Boyfriend"

The star of 'Get Him to the Greek' on getting hitched to the pop star, meeting Perry's pastor father

May 28, 2010 8:15 AM ET

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, contributing editor Erik Hedegaard uncovers the mysteries of Russell Brand and Katy Perry's relationship, getting the comic genius to open up about proposing to the pop star in Thailand earlier this year. "It was amazing," Brand says. "I didn't make the decision. It just rolled out like a carpet to walk upon. But now I've met someone who I care enough about for change to become an imperative."

Q&A with Brand: the comic's guide to threesomes, pissing off Christians and breaking up Oasis.

Still, it's not like the two haven't had their share of arguments. In the cover story, Brand reveals one time last year when Perry got upset with him for shouting at some anti-gay protesters while the two were on the way to the Grammys. Brand remembers yelling, 'Oi! You don't know Jesus! I know Jesus, I've just been sucking his cock!" Believe it or not, Perry's parents do find him acceptable — even though Perry's father is a pastor. "I'm the cliché of the bad boyfriend, and they seemed like the cliché of the difficult in-laws. But just as I'm actually a rather sweet, sort of sensitive person who's striving for self-improvement, they're really sweet and I respect them."

Check out footage from Russell Brand's racy Rolling Stone cover shoot.

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