Katy Perry transforms into Cleopatra with blinged out grillz in sneak peek for music video
Katy Perry put her own spin on the iconic Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt in a promo for her new music video Dark Horse.
The 29-year-old singer plays the part of ‘Katy-Patra’ blinged out to the max in diamond-studded grillz during the 32-second spot.
Katy doesn’t physically appear in the sneak peek until the very end, but what a build up it is.
Say bling: Katy Perry put a sparkling spin on Cleopatra by playing the ancient queen with grillz in a sneak preview for her forthcoming Dark Horse music video
The preview pays homage to Elizabeth Taylor’s famous portrayal of the ancient ruler in 1963’s movie epic Cleopatra.
Katy must have been excited about the artsy introduction for she took to Twitter on Thursday to post a link to the promo video and write: ‘MEET THE QUEEN OF MEMPHIS (Egypt, that is).’
The promo begins with a series of animated hieroglyphics in which a story is inscribed.
Egyptian theme: The sneak preview features a series of artsy hieroglyphs
Love the eye make-up: The 29-year-old singer’s face is a work of art with purple and orange eye shadow and animated black liner
Twisted tale: Katy puts her own twist on the legend surrounding the Egyptian queen known for her wily ways
Pyramids: The story continues with a picture of a trio of pyramids, a pink sphinx and a starry acrobat
According to legend there was a magical queen in Memphis, Egypt. Every eclipse, kings would travel from Brooklyn to Babylon to win her heart,’ the tale begins.
‘If she fell in love, you’d be top dawg. If she didn’t, her wrath would leave you whimpering. Her name was Katy-Patra.’
A set of golden doors decorated with a pink jeweled heart open to a throne on which sits the singer in all her glinting glory.
New York plays a role: The inscription reads that ‘every eclipse from Brooklyn to Babylon to win her heart…’
Rapper slang: ‘If she fell in love, you’d be top dawg,’ the tale unfolds
Fancy name: The singer dubs herself ‘Katy-Patra’ in her inspired version
Sitting on her throne: A visual of Katy seated on her jeweled throne comes into view
Quite an intro: After a lengthy build up Katy appears in close-up in all her blinged out glory
The camera zooms in for a close-up of Katy with jewel-studded mouth, blunt-cut black wig and heavily scrawled eyeliner.
It then begs the question. ‘Who will win her heart?’
Katy’s music video Dark Horse, which is scheduled to premiere on February 20, also features Juicy J.
‘She’s really a genius,’ the rapper told MTV News. ‘She was by the mixing board and telling the guy what to take in and take out. She’s really hands-on with her music. She knows music.’
The other queen: Katy’s music video for Dark Horse appears to pay homage to Elizabeth Taylor’s portrayal of the ill-fated royal in 1963’s movie epic Cleopatra
Source : Daily Mail