Katy Perry fans are in for a real treat as the music industry’s funnest pop tart shows off her goodies in a Candyland-themed video for her single “California Gurls” released today! The single as well as the video include a guest appearance by Snoop Dogg, who gets in on the sweet munchies fun by wearing a colorful cupcake shirt and DJ-ing at what appears to be an ice cream cone and lollipop mixing board!
Snoop Dogg sporting a sweet cupcake shirt!
But Snoop’s pastry top is no competition for Katy’s outlandishly decadent dessert duds that include a sculpted 3-D cupcake bikini top and a bra with working whipped cream canisters:
Katy Perry’s cupcake bikini top
Behind-the-scenes photo of Katy Perry trying out her whipped cream bra
A lot of musicians would attempt to back away from being labeled “sugary pop” but Katy seems to embrace it with gusto! The single is the first off of her much-anticipated sophomore effort Teenage Dream due out on August 24. Here is a fun excerpt from the official press release about the single and the video release:
An irresistible, hook-filled clarion call to throw on Daisy Dukes and a bikini top, “California Gurls” will “melt your popsicle,” Katy assures us in this party anthem of the summer. The sizzling track — a fresh evolution of Perry’s witty, sassy sound — is the follow-up to her back-to-back-to-back No. 1 chart-toppers “I Kissed A Girl”, “Hot N Cold”, and “Waking Up In Vegas” from One of the Boys.
The Santa Barbara-born Perry was inspired to write “California Gurls” as she watched her friends go crazy at a party listening to Jay-Z’s salute to New York, “Empire State of Mind.” “Everybody was holding their drinks in the air and dancing, and I thought, ‘We’re not in New York, we’re in Los Angeles! What about California? What about all the homies, the gin and juice, the swaying palm trees, the sun-kissed skin 24-7,’” Perry recalls. “I decided that we needed to make a response. I want people to want to book a ticket to California the first time they hear it!” And because it’s practically un-American to release a song that mentions gin and juice without Snoop Dogg, Perry recruited the rap icon to contribute his inimitable vocals to “California Gurls.” “We thought it would sound so cool and give the song another dimension,” she says. “Snoop is as West Coast as it gets.”
Enough blather, here is Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” music video:
And the icing on the cake? More Katy photos from the video!