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.
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.
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