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​'American Idol' Contestant Kissed By Katy Perry Reveals He's Now Had His 'Real' First Kiss

​'American Idol' Contestant Kissed By Katy Perry Reveals He's Now Had His 'Real' First Kiss

An American Idol contestant recently made headlines not for his musical prowess, but because he admitted he'd never 'kissed a girl and liked it' - only for Katy Perry to step in and let him cross it off his list.

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Well, it turned out that then-19-year-old Benjamin Glaze didn't really enjoy the experience, having explained to the New York Times that he felt 'uncomfortable' about the situation - though was also quick to defend Perry in an Instagram post that said there were no hard feelings.

Now the plot thickens - and thankfully, it's in a heartwarming way, as Benjamin has now announced that he's had what he considers his first 'real' kiss.

Speaking on Inside Edition, Benjamin said that he began dating girlfriend Carrie not long after he filmed his American Idol audition back in October last year, and that he now considers his first kiss with Carrie to be his 'real' first kiss.

He said: "It was incredibly special. Katy Perry was my first kiss, but Carrie was my first kiss in a real way.

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"If you really sat me down and asked me, I would tell you about how our first kiss was and it was just as special as I wanted it to be."

Carrie's also not fazed by the fact that her boyfriend has history with a world-famous popstar, saying: "He kissed a celebrity - how great for him."

Credit: ABC
Credit: ABC

Glaze - who hails from Oklahoma - was hoping to impress the American Idol judges with his acoustic guitar when judge Luke Bryan asked him if he'd ever 'kissed a girl and liked it'.

"No I've never been in a relationship, I can't kiss a girl without being in a relationship," Glaze said on the programme, looking pretty sheepish.

Perry wasn't having that, insisting Glaze walk over to the judges' table - which he did, tentatively - so she could give him a smooch.

Keen to impress, Glaze went in for a second kiss on the cheek before Katy cheekily turned her head, surprising him with a kiss on the lips and raising her arms in victory.

Credit: ABC
Credit: ABC

Following the backlash that Perry received for the unexpected kiss, Benjamin decided to set a few things straight.

The contestant said on Instagram: "I would like to clear a few things up for anyone who is confused, concerned, or angry... The way certain articles are worded is not done by me, and my true intentions are not accurately represented in every article you read about the situation.

"I am not complaining about the kiss, I am very honored and thankful to have been apart of American Idol... I do not think I was sexually harassed by Katy Perry and I am thankful for the judges comments and critiques.

"I was uncomfortable in a sense of how I have never been kissed before and was not expecting it. My main goal is to reach people through the universal love of music and not cause strife or anger against anyone or about any situation!

"Please take into consideration that I don't believe my views have been appropriately communicated through the media!"

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Topics: TV and Film, Music, Katy Perry, US Entertainment

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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