WATCH: Gay Army Ranger Wants Katy Perry To Be His Date For The Ball

Out Army ranger Ken Yasger hopes to ignite fireworks with pop superstar Katy Perry…well, maybe not fireworks but he has invited her to be his date to the his upcoming Ranger Ball.

“Katy, you’re an inspiration to me in a lot of ways,” Yasger says in the video invite, adding that he’s the first openly gay ranger in his unit. “Your music helped me get through it.”

He tells Perry that when he was feeling down her song “Wide Awake” would help him start his day.

We hope the entertainer gets the invitation, but since the ball is October 10, it might be wise to give a lady more notice next time.