Katy Perry has never shied away from theatrics, and the singer obviously loves to go all out for her music videos, but in the clip for her new single "Birthday" Katy takes things to a new level by portraying five of the worst party entertainers that ever lived.
Don't be surprised to see Katy transitioning into feature films soon, as she demonstrates seriously impressive comedic acting chops playing: Goldie, Yosef Shulum, Kriss the Clown, Ace the Animal Trainer, and Princess Mandee, whose Twitter handle is way too long to reproduce here.
Yesterday's preview prepared us for Katy dressing as a clown and causing car accidents, but we never would've expected an 8-minute epic of a music video in which the singer performs a striptease for the elderly, eats a mouse, and describes herself as a "sh!t cake."
Yes, it really has to be seen to be believed.
Reportedly, none of the partygoers that Katy interacted with knew her true identity, which may help explain why she reduced a bunch of 5-year-olds to tears while dressed as a clown.
Fortunately, the "Birthday" video is funny enough to justify a making a few first-graders cry. Otherwise, Katy would've looked like quite the sh!t cake, indeed.
Check out the full video above, just don't get too excited about that striptease scene. We warned you.