February 20, 2014


Katy Perry Is Homicidal Cleopatra in "Dark Horse" Video

UPDATE: Katy Perry is getting some flak for showing a chain with the Arabic word for "Allah" on it being disintegrated in her "Dark Horse" video. Read about the controversy and the petition to remove it from YouTube here.

Katy Perry and Juicy J's "Dark Horse" video is finally here! And it's about time, given that it's topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three straight weeks. 

In this uber-kitschy clip, Katy taps the aesthetic of ancient Egypt and reinvents herself as Katy Patra, the homicidal Hello Kitty response to Liz Taylor's Cleopatra. 

Katy Patra, Queen of Memphis, Egypt, spends most of this video zapping an endless line of potential lovers into nothingness when they displease her (which they always seem to). Even a cameo from viral dog star Jiff the Pomeranian doesn't melt her heart. 

The most important part of the "Dark Horse" video is what's in Katy's mouth, though. During the clip, Katy Patra turns her dead suitors into one sick and/or sickening jewel-studded grill. Seriously, these rocks are bigger than her pupils. Watch it above.