Katy Perry’s bejeweled Cleopatra grill for ‘Dark Horse’ video: fun or trashy?

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I guess Katy Perry was upset that everyone only laughed at her rainbow grill at last year’s VMAs for five minutes before Miley madness took over the media. Katy should rest easy because her upcoming tour will sell a lot better than Miley’s. Now Katy has done something that has made even my 13-year-old girl roll her eyes. Katy’s gone full-on bejeweled grill for her new Dark Horse video. She’s all dressed up as a budget Cleopatra, and the effect is cartoony and ridiculous. Here’s a preview clip.

Pretty bad, right? This screams typical Katy Perry video to me. Her stunts grow tackier and more outragous as time passes, but I’m just glad she’s wearing clothes.

Katy’s ill-fated romance with John Mayer got the tabloid treatment this week. I can’t believe they haven’t made a move yet on engagement or breaking up. I figured they would have done both by now, but we’ll see what happens. Star says it won’t be long before trouble really hits. I guess Katy is really worried John will cheat when she leave for tour, and yeah, he’ll probably cheat:

For a girl whose latest album, Prism, sold 286,000 copies in its first week and who’s the most popular person on Twitter, with more than 50 million followers, Katy Perry is awfully insecure. The “Unconditionall” singer has hit a rough patch with boyfriend John Mayer because she’s worried he’ll cheat on her while she’s away on her upcoming Prismatic world tour. “Katy is very scared,” a source tells Star.

The couple, who have been dating on and off since July 2012, have been gushing about their love for each other as of late, but pals say things are much different behind closed doors. Katy, 29, whose tour kicks off in May, “Thinks it will be an out-of-sight, out-of-mind situation,” says the insider.

But Katy’s fears don’t come without good reason. Her short-lived marriage to comedian Russell Brand, 38 ended after he refused to visit her during her California Dreams tour in 2011. Speaking out about the heartbreaking time, Katy revealed, “I do admit that I was on the road a lot, although I invited him time and time again and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie [Katy Perry: Part of Me]. That wasn’t edited to leave footage out — there wasn’t any footage of him.”

To matke matters worse, friends say Katy is still dealing with jealousy about 36-year-old John’s many ex-girlfriends, who include Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift. “She constantly asks John what they did that turned him on so much,” spills the insider. “It’s really messing with her self-esteem.”

[From Star, print edition, February 24, 2014]

Ugh, I hope Katy isn’t really troubling herself by obsessing over John’s exes. That seems like a waste of time. She needs to worry about who he’ll be banging in the future. Does that sound crude? No worse than John using Katy for his career and then acting all squirmy when she touches him in public. Katy should be worried about that instead.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Screencaps courtesy of VEVO & GMA; photo courtesy of WENN

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  1. Trillian says:

    Ugh, John Mayer. He looks like a slightly upscale Pete Doherty.

  2. blue marie says:

    She looks ridiculous, but that seems pretty normal for her.

  3. Siedhr says:

    Uhhh, am I misunderstanding something about that teaser? Babylon isn’t in Egypt.

  4. Crank says:

    I will never understand grills. Her videos always look cartoony and funky, but I still have to watch. And I’m not believing anyone from Star, I honestly don’t know why we still get gossip from them…

  5. Mystified says:

    The grill seems to saying “Look at me I can be pretty even with ugly teeth”. For what it’s worth, I think she’s right.

  6. Lindy79 says:

    How is that a grill? It looks like she was dipped in glue and fell into a childs jewelery making kit.

  7. paola says:

    All I can think of is the amount saliva spilled and drooled during the takes with that stuff in her mouth. Gross I know. But it’s true, if you can’t close your mouth properly saliva piles on! :D

  8. Lark says:

    Stupid. I honestly think Katy’s career is going to downslide in the next few years. She’s coming up on 30, but her look & music hasn’t evolved at all (she quickly ditched the wannabe Joni Mitchell act). People are getting sick of the creepy sexy Lisa Frank teenage girl act she keeps pushing and are starting to call her out on her weak ass vocals.

    Ri Ri, Bey, and Taylor Swift leave her behind in the dust in sales….Miley can “re-invent” herself and chalk it up to youthful insanity and also has a stronger voice….Gaga can always try and become a cult figure or go to Broadway. Katy….not so much unless she tries to change it up and I just don’t see her doing that.

    • Tapioca says:

      To her credit KP has never claimed to be more than a fun pop tart, though, and she does seem genuinely grateful for her career and her fans. When her time comes she’ll probably leave quietly to raise a family, whilst Beyoncé and Gaga will cling on like an ever-more desperate Madonna.

      Prepare yourselves for the horror of that!

      • carol says:

        yep if shes’ smart, she will make her millions then retire young and gracefully – nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with being a flash in the pan – hey you had a good time for a while, lived your dream for a while, made millions. So what if you don’t become a national icon. Not bad. I’d be happy with that.

      • kristiner says:

        You ain’t lying about Beyonce. She’s going to be 60 still shaking her ass and looking slutty even then.

        I wish she’d actually take like a 5 year break no media no Twitter or instagram updates but just chill and back away and give us a break on her and raise Blue.

        Take some actual acting classes not just getting roles with her no acting self and learn something. The ass shaking can only go so far. When her and her pimp looking husband were on the Grammys it was okay. It was a striptease and a standing lap dance but it was OKAY because they’re Beyonce and Jay-Z. It was just as trashy as Miley and deserved as strong a tongue lashing.

    • Vanessa says:

      Rihanna doesn’t sell more than her. Her tour was a flop too.

    • Paige says:

      Only here for Gaga & Beyonce. They have talent. The rest don’t have any.

  9. Hannah says:

    I’m rather glad the clip doesn’t work in my country. The photo is more than enough for me, thanks.

  10. Beatrice says:

    Try-hard, trashy, and ridiculous. And she has good reason to worry about what John Mayer will be up to while she’s on tour.

  11. Chrissy says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this exploiting the Egyptian culture? Isn’t this a no-no? Hmmm

  12. starrywonder says:

    I do love this song and have been listening to it on the radio. However, this video is horrible. Why didn’t she just go full witch or something seducing a man? Something that played into the lyrics more. When I first heard it I thought it make a good song for The Maleficent movie.

    Anyhoo yeah John Mayers sucks and yes he will cheat on her. He only uses people to get his name out there and he obviously doesnt like it when Katie is handsy with him. What happened to their duet? Did that sell well?

  13. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Um, all Katy needs to do is read his Rolling Stone interview, back from 2010ish??? It was right after he broke up with Jennifer Aniston. That was right around when I first started reading this site, and it was the first thing I had read about him—I’d never heard of him before. My God. Douche central, and even I could see it at that age. I guess she’s dickmatized or something, because…..

  14. Stephanie says:

    These grills are ridiculous.

  15. IceQueen says:

    I find those grills quite disgusting and tasteless (pun intended). Why do people wear them? Those things look horrible!

  16. Meggin says:

    Ewww. she looks ridiculous. I really am tired of her randomly lol.

  17. yolo112 says:

    …some thoughts…. A- it looks like she squirted glue in her mouth and went apple divin in a bowl of costume diamonds (Is it a grill or just a mouth full of bling??)… and B- I wonder what the rappers think about all these …I don’t know how to label them…but people like her, Madonna, Miley…wearing these grills?? Are the ladies taking away the ‘coolness’ of the grill?? Or are they BIG jokes among the rap community?? And finally, if Katy starts wasting time on worrying about Jon’s exes, she’s got a lengthy list to think about… I don’t know… I actually like these two together. For real.

  18. LilyT says:

    That looked like the beginning of an SNL skit.

  19. CarriOn says:

    Ugh Katy, next with this one… NEXT

  20. MonicaQ says:

    I cringe now every time I hear the words “cultural appropriation” because I was dressed as Amaterasu for a video game convention and got yelled at because I was black and trying to “market off of Japanese culture”. Never mind she’s the character in “Okami” and in “MvC3″ and I wasn’t being paid at all and the fact she’s my favorite anime character (who is a wolf that paints). This was right after the Miley Cyrus having black dancers thing too.

    My thesis was about modern media extension of historical things with my main example being Thor (before the movies came out, god I would’ve loved to have that material at my disposal then!). We change things to fit our culture–respectful or not. Thor wasn’t blonde but a red head. He didn’t fly with Mjollnir but had a chariot with two goats he could eat and re-animate. He wasn’t big and dumb, but bested Jotun in word games and riddles. That kind of stuff wouldn’t have been as marketable in the 60′s (1962). The question was, does it make it right?

    Distilling one culture/region/ethnicity down to one thing, trait, person, phenomenon (Japan:Geishas, Nordic:Blonde/blue eyed, Egypt:Cleopatra, Russia:Stalin) does no good even if it did have a major influence. We are the sum of all of our parts. But my hope then (and now) is that people see this and say, “I wonder what the real Cleopatra was like? Hey, who’s the Jackal headed guy? I thought my teacher said they weighed your heart vs a feather and not a diamond?” and go read, gain knowledge, and become a little more educated.

    Sorry, I’m helping making lesson plans for a class I’m substituting next week and didn’t mean to ramble.

  21. Nicolette says:

    Please. She’d be better off going back to her cupcake bras.

  22. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    Thing is John Maier is actually a pretty damn good guitarist; my son and friends have been to tons of mostly rock concerts and saw him last fall, said it was one of the best they have seen, how he could’ve taken up with this scatterbrained no-talent is beyond me; they can’t even make music together because his actual talent is so far above hers.

  23. Bread and Circuses says:

    Y’know, there are some adornments that just don’t look good to me. Grills are one of them. To me, the first impression I get is always that this person’s teeth are rotten.

    Gold grills look like yellow teeth; diamond grills look like the teeth are damaged and grey. It’s a near-subliminal effect, but it’s always off-putting.

    of course, I also think nail polish that is darker than the person’s skin tone looks gross too, so what do I know?

  24. Maren says:

    I really hope John returns the favour for “Who you Love” and stars in this video……..

  25. Dommy Dearest says:

    Trashy. You can see her reaching for attention more and more and more and MORE with these little antics. Went conservative for a bit then BAM!TITS again. She’s faker than Kim’s face.

  26. Skye says:

    Can we be done with grills, yet? Seriously, you look STUPID. It looks stupid on rappers, it looks stupid on old ladies trying to be down, it looks stupid on cute little poptarts trying to do whatever the hell it is Katy Perry is trying to do there. If you have ACTUALLY run out of surfaces to bedazzle, do yourself a favor and sock some liquid assets (no, NOT your vanity-label vodka) away in the “nobody cares about my records anymore” fund. Cuz it’s comin’ baby, it’s a-comin’.

  27. homegrrrral says:

    Qn this costume.I can say the vision may not have fit the execution. Timelines happen and this look turned out maybe more budget than intended.
    But her whole tour was offending. The songs are sleazy, but her theme was for children. Her fan base was tween scene. People slam miley for sexualizing babies, but Katy did it first.

  28. Mario says:

    The comments are hilarious “All I can think of is the amount saliva spilled and drooled during the takes with that stuff in her mouth. Gross I know. But it’s true, if you can’t close your mouth properly saliva piles on!” Lmao :D

  29. kimbers says:

    Grills are sooooo last decade….what she gonna do now get blunt bangs and pretend it’s still 2007?

    She’s not exactly trendy or edgy now is she? Anyone else notice she’s looking off? I know she’s a proactive gal, but her skin looks gray at times