Leave it to Katy Perry to keep things interesting…and cultural? After dressing up as a geisha for a performance at the American Music Awards, the singer now channels her inner Cleopatra in the new video for “Dark Horse.”
The 29-year-old released a quick teaser for the vid on Thursday, which starts out with a fairytale-like scroll, summarizing the story. “According to legend there was a a magic queen in Memphis Egypt,” it reads. “Every eclipse, kids would travel from Brooklyn to Babylon to win her heart. If she fell in love, you’d be top dawg. If she didn’t, her wrath would leave you whimpering. Her name was Katy Patra.”
From there, Katy flashes on the screen wearing colorful eyeshadow, her hair in braids — and an intense, diamond grill! She winks before the screen flashes back to the scroll. “Who will win her heart?” it concludes.
The full video, featuring Juicy J, will premiere on Feb. 20.