Katy Perry’s “Birthday” Video: Watch Her Pull Several ‘Bad Grandpa’-esque Pranks

Apr 24th, 2014 // 4 Comments
Katy Perry Birthday music video
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From Katy Perry to Justin Timberlake (see: “Not A Bad Thing”), pop stars are demonstrating that the new trend in music videos in 2014 is to make one that’s essentially a non-music video. So here we have Perry’s eight-minute visual for Prism single “Birthday,” wherein we meet the five alter egos presented in the clip’s recent teaser and promo posters — that would be Goldie The Dancer, Ace The Animal Trainer, face-painting Mandee, Yosef Shulem and Kriss The Clown.

The video’s intro informs us that Katy “attended five birthday parties” last month, only “no one knew it was her.” What proceeds to happen, in outrageous documentary-style, is… oh, screw it — you all saw Bad Grandpa, right? No? Well, just watch above and then you’ll be all set.

Note: as mentioned above, the video is eight minutes. But, like with Lady Gaga‘s recent “G.U.Y.” spectacle, the latter portion of “Birthday” is spent on “film credits.” Chalk that up as another trend.

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  1. Sam

    I’m not the biggest Katy Perry fan, but this song just sounds so beneath her, no? It sounds like a filler song for Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato, not someone who has had many #1 singles. After the highs of “Dark Horse” it seems so underwhelming. Like she had nothing exciting left to release.

  2. Eternity

    Tell me about it.I’m not a big fan of Kay Perry either but this song is a little good!!

  3. Sam D

    I’m not a Katy Perry fan either, but this (the song, not the video) is really great. Up there with “Teenage Dream” as one of her best singles to date.

  4. I am not usually into her but I loved this video. It was so fun and it made me laugh.

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