Meanwhile, her father, who referred to her as a "devil child" during this time, was very blunt when addressing his daughter's new persona. It was a full shutdown and then she writes a song about me, and I'm like, 'Okay, cool, cool, cool, that's how you want to deal with it? Incredibly, the two were once close friends , publicly expressing admiration for each other on social media but, one day, it all changed. I pray all the time—for self-control, for humility. They're loving and worshipping the wrong thing. Heather Nova 51 See through. Of her mindset as she released Witness , Perry explained, "I feel very empowered, extremely liberated, liberated from the conditioning of the way I used to think, spiritually liberated, politically liberated, sexually liberated, liberated from things that don't serve me.