To Katy Perry, the state of California is her own private version of the board game Candy Land.
The pop starlet just released the video for “California Gurls,” the lead single off her August 24 release Teen Dream, and in it a bite-sized Perry explores a sugary land called “Candyfornia,” lounges naked on cotton candy clouds, and rescues a woman from pink gum bubbles. Then, at the video’s end, she straps two cans of whipped cream to her bra and defeats collaborator Snoop Dogg’s fleet of evil gummy bears.
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Perry talked to MTV about her new video. “It’s a different world. It’s not just like, ‘Oh, let’s go to the beach and throw a party and then shoot a music video!’ It’s more like, ‘Let’s put us California Gurls in a whole different world!'”
Perry has been making news for her purported criticism of Lady Gaga’s controversial “Alejandro” video. The day the video came out Perry tweeted, “Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.”
She explained the comment earlier this week while on a French radio station, claiming it wasn’t directed at Gaga specifically, but at a number of recent religiously-insensitive things she’s observed, citing both her own fiancé Russell Brand and Madonna. “Spirituality and sexuality are two separate things,” she said.”When you decide to put it into the same subject, it gets interesting for some people.”
WATCH: Katy Perry, “California Gurls”