Music VideosNews

Watch: Katy Perry’s incredible video for “Birthday”

on April 24, 2014, 1:04pm

In past videos, Katy Perry has played several outlandish characters, including nerdy tween Kathy Beth Terry in “Last Friday Night” and an evil, be-grilled Cleopatra in “Dark Horse”. But now, in the video for Prism’s latest single “Birthday”, Perry takes her costumed hijinx up to Eddie Murphy levels by playing a total of five unique characters. It’s like Dana Carvey’s The Master of Disguise, only less grating and tiresome.

Nearly unrecognizable, Perry plays the bar mitzvah DJ Yosef Shulem, over-the-hill British dancer Goldie, Kriss the “Craigslist Clown”, Ace the animal Trainer, and a “social-media-savvy princess” named Mandee. Each are assigned the task of crashing an actual birthday party and wreaking havoc (and possibly long-term psychological damage) on unsuspecting kiddies. There’s bouncy castles, traffic accidents, midgets, wild rabbits, and even false legs used as guitars. (Sort of reminds me of my 11th birthday party.) Slap on your party hat, grab a slice of cake, and watch it below.

“I went undercover as five of the world’s worst birthday entertainers because I was sick of making, like, gorgeous music videos where I’m, like, sexual,” Perry said in a statement. “I just feel that can get boring… so I made the most insane music video ever with hidden cameras.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

April 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm


April 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Right on with the comparison! She’s such a babe, and it’s refreshing when a pop star doesn’t target a specific audience these days. This is one of her best videos, and definitely a contender for her best single. The song itself sounds like an instant classic. It’s the perfect mix of 80′s Madonna and 90′s Mariah.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,808 other followers