Katy Perry is having her share of awkward moments on the Red Carpet at awards ceremonies. The singer tried to start her purposeful pop era off with a bang, but it's not working out for her. Katy's new song "Chained to the Rhythm" debuted to a cool No. 4. It has been dropping down the charts since. Her live performances have been lackluster as well. As for her red-carpet moments, you can say it's been quite awkward for the pop star. Her latest awkward run-in was with singer Shawn Mendes at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Katy Perry accused of sexual assault

The 32-year-old singer wasn't afraid to show some love for the "Stitches" singer on the red carpet. Katy Perry and Shawn Mendes never met before, but they got well acquainted with each other on Sunday night. The awkward moment went down during the red carpet of the music awards show during an interview with Mendes that was live streamed on the internet.

The blonde pop tart was seen lurking in the background before Shawn exclaimed that someone was touching his butt. Fans were outraged by Katy's red-carpet behavior. Some called it sexual assault while others thought it was a bit sexist. Katy can be seen staring at Shawn in the clip taken from iHeartRadio Music Awards, as he discovers that it was her who was touching him.

Shawn Mendes attempted to carry with his interview. He said that he's a "huge" fan of the singer, but he had never met her before this altercation took place. He then said that could not reciprocate the favor by touching Perry's butt, hinting to the reporter that the butt grab was a bit sexist.

Katy Perry gushed about Shawn Mendes after she grabbed his butt on the red carpet.

She even joked that she would date the young singer in a later interview when asked about the singer-songwriter at the event.

Both Shawn's and Katy's fans commented on their altercation at the awards show.

Some accused the "Rise" singer of sexual assault while others thought it was hilarious. Other fans think Katy was crushing on the singer following her split from Orlando Bloom.

Katy Perry's red carpet moments grab headlines

But this isn't the first time that Katy Perry has displayed weird behavior on the red carpet. At the 2017 Brit Awards, she reportedly threatened to storm off the red carpet. Hosts Lilah Parsons and George Shelley were confused when Perry said she took "pills" to ease her nerves before her live performance. When she was asked how it feels to be back to making music, Perry said she never left and that she's been working for a long time. Things got especially awkward when she handed the mic back to one of the reporters and stormed off the red carpet, with them calling after her.

Katy Perry did it again when she dissed Britney Spears at the 2017 Grammy Awards. When she talked about her platinum blonde hair, she said that she has done every style except shave her head off. Katy joked that she wanted to do save that moment for when she experiences a breakdown. She made the joke not once but twice in an interview with CBS and E! News.