Katy Perry rocks some eye-catching confectionary costumes in her “California Gurls” video , but it’s what she isn’t wearing that has fans talking. When Perry isn’t sporting edible bikinis in Candyfornia, she’s floating atop a cloud formation made entirely of cotton candy — wearing nothing more than a pastel-colored wig and a smile.
“The cotton-candy clouds! I am a little bit naked,” Perry admitted. “I was naked. And, hi, Mom! Hi, Dad!” she laughed to MTV News when she sat down to take us through the video, frame by frame.
Although Perry said the nudity didn’t make her overwhelmingly anxious, the video’s director did maintain an intimate atmosphere on set while shooting those scenes.
“It was really fun to do,” Perry revealed. “We had to do like a closed set because we didn’t want anyone seeing anything. You weren’t allowed unless you were a girl or you’re gay; I think that’s probably like the standard for all girlfriends. Anyways, I was really excited to do something like this and really nervous. But it turned out [OK].”
When Perry isn’t in her birthday suit for “California Gurls,” she’s wearing a variety of sweet looks, from bedazzled Daisy Dukes to a bra fashioned from cupcakes and another that dispensed whipped cream .
“These whipped-cream [boobs] were in the music video because that was my only ammo,” explained Perry, whose album Teenage Dream is due August 24. “It was really intense with all that whipped cream coming from my back through my assets.”
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