Katy Perry has defended herself to people who accuse her of using her relationship with John Mayer for publicity.

The 29-year-old singer told Entertainment Weekly, “I want to have a normal life with a normal relationship and I don’t want to be forced to just hang out in a hotel room all the time.”

The star says that while she shares parts of her private life with fans, she keeps a lot to herself.

“I keep enough to myself. I’m going to go on dates and movies and dinners and when I do it’s not because I’m trying to garner any kind of publicity, it’s because it’s something that is just an inevitable by product of this life. It’s never my main focus, it’s never intentional.”

She added, “My ideal date is just dinner and a movie. It’s so normal. And a hike, we love to hike."