Katy Perry Channels Cleopatra and Flashes a Bejeweled Smile in the Teaser for Her New Video, ‘Dark Horse’

Looking like a slightly twisted modern-day Cleopatra, pop star Katy Perry flashes an outrageous bejeweled smile and seductive wink in the teaser for “Dark Horse,” her highly anticipated music video that releases tomorrow.

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The video’s 30-second preview introduces “Katy Patra,” the magical queen of Memphis, Egypt, who seems to have an affection for wearing colorful gemstones of uneven shapes and sizes — on her teeth. The three most prominent stones on her grill appear to be an oval white diamond, round pink diamond and pear-shaped blue sapphire.

(Sure, these could be rhinestones, but we’re guessing that diamonds and sapphires would be more appropriate for a queen.)

The teaser states that, according to legend, on the occasion of every eclipse, kings would travel from Brooklyn to Babylon to win Katy’s heart: “If she fell in love, you’d be top dawg. If she didn’t, her wrath would leave you whimpering.”

Who will win the Queen’s heart? Well, I guess we will all find out on Thursday. Nearly three million fans have already checked out the teaser on Perry’s YouTube channel.

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The full music video promises to be filled with gemstone imagery. The teaser includes an image of a beautiful heart-shaped pink diamond on a wall of hieroglyphics that splits to reveal a long shot of Katy Patra on her throne.

Besides her blingy smile, the Queen is bedecked in a golden headdress embedded with red, blue and purple cabochon-cut beads. She also sports black braids gathered with gold adornments.

Photos: Katy Perry’s YouTube Page

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