Katy Perry has been known for releasing some “out there” music videos (hello, “Last Friday Night”), so it should come as no surprise that the new music video for current single, “Birthday” would follow that kind of theme.
Earlier in the month, Perry had revealed her fourth single from PRISM would be “Birthday.” Along with the reveal, she uploaded a picture of her as a child with a birthday cake in front of her and an Instagram filter that had her name in balloon letters onto Twitter, sealing that the songs would be the next to hit the radio.
On Monday, she released a teaser for the video which featured a hog-podge of the worst birthday entertainers including Goldie the dancer, Yosef Shulem the MC, Kriss the clown, Ace the animal trainer and Princess Mandee. In case you couldn’t tell, all of the characters were performed by Perry herself.
When asked about why she decided to go this crazy path for her new video during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel this past Monday, Perry replied, “I was sick of making gorgeous music videos where I’m sexual.That can get boring sometimes and you need to flip it on its head.”