Katy Perry Performs For Sailors During Fleet Week In New York City

Photo: Katy Perry performs at Brooklyn Pier 9A for fleet week in New York. (Amanda Schwab/AP)

Katy Perry let her vocals set sail as she welcomed Fleet Week 2012! Yes, 6,000 seamen have arrived in NYC, and Ms. Perry was all over the action, dressed to impress wrapped in an American flag. Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen!

Fleet Week is a special event that only happens once a year. This is where ships from all around the world sail in and dock in NYC for a week of festivities. This year’s Fleet Week marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Luscious Latino stud, Wilmer Valderrama, hosted the event and during the event MTV had a chance to catch up with Katy herself! ”I’ve always heard about Fleet Week in New York; I’ve never been a part of it,” Katy Perry told MTV News. “It’s really exciting to see a lot of seamen in white, but they all look gorgeous. It’s kind of vintage-y feeling and really patriotic, and I love a theme. So, it’s really cool to be a part of this and be entertaining for them. I think that it’s appropriate to go out there in a little dress, and they’re all in uniform.”

Way to start off Fleet Week with a bang! Another fun fact worth celebrating: this marks the first year since the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell!

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