Walking like an Egyptian just got cool again! Katy Perry premiered the video for her new hit single "Dark Horse," featuring rapper Juicy J, on Thursday, Feb. 20.
The Matthew Cullen-directed clip features the 29-year-old as her latest alter ego, Queen Katy-Patra, haughtily looking on as different suitors try to win her over with gifts ranging from a huge diamond to an adorable puppy. But when those men don’t make the cut, Perry unleashes her goddess-like powers to turn them into sand.
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"So you wanna play with magic/Boy, you should know what you're falling for," she seductively sings. "Baby do you dare to do this? /Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse…"
As fans have come to expect, "Dark Horse" is a colorful spectacle that shows Perry in multiple crazy looks. In one scene, she’s wearing a purple diamond grill, and in another, she covers her body in stone-colored paint, posing as a statue. Later, as Juicy J raps, she pole dances in front of him.
The Egyptian Cleopatra theme is in line with Perry’s performance of the song at the 2014 BRIT Awards held yesterday at London’s O2 Arena.
The trap-infused song is the singer’s latest single to go no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her ninth to do so following “Roar” from her third studio album Prism.
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Watch Perry’s "Dark Horse" music video above and tell Us what you think.