[artist id=”3274550″]Katy Perry[/artist] better be careful … all that frosting isn’t safe for the summer months. Yes, ever since she debuted “California Gurls” — with a Tweet that declared “SUMMER STARTS NOW!” — we’ve been waiting for Perry to reveal the video for the song. Something we assumed would be beachy, breezy and beautiful. Boy, we couldn’t have been more wrong.
On Sunday (June 6), during the pre-show of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, we got our first look at the “California Gurls” vid (the full-length version is scheduled to premiere June 15 on MTV), and, wow … there’s a whole lot of confectionary in the clip.
The preview opens with Snoop Dogg guiding a miniaturized version of Katy through what looks very much like a version of the “Candy Land” board game, complete with gingerbread walkways, marshmallow clouds and candy-cane trees. Perry wanders about scooping up sweets while Snoop looks on from above.
Oh, and then there’s the dance sequence, which sees Perry and a troop of candy-colored dancers performing moves while wearing little more than daisy dukes cutoffs (hey, just like in the song!) and bikini tops made out of cupcakes. Yeah, it’s pretty sweet, though, we’re not sure baked goods are exactly beach-approved.
At the end of the preview, we see Perry wearing another bikini top, this one equipped with a pair of cannons that launch frosting at the camera. (Perhaps she’s channeling her inner Murakami.)
Seriously, the 15th can’t come soon enough — it’s going to be a long, hot summer indeed!
What do you think of this peek at Katy’s “California Gurls” video? Tell us in the comments!