Katy Perry Rises Up From NYC’s Sewers In MTV VMA Promo: Watch

Carl Williott | August 13, 2013 12:20 pm

For MTV’s latest Video Music Awards promo, Katy Perry emerges from the sewers as a tiger prowls the streets of New York (because, “Roar”) and animal print-wearing denizens of the gentrified hipster version of Brooklyn assemble around her. Like a diva gang leader from some musical version of The Warriors, Perry leads the neo-Brooklynites into a subway terminal headed for BK, where the VMAs will take place August 25 from Barclays Center.

As with Miley Cyrus‘ VMAs promo, Katy’s clip is soundtracked by Beastie Boys‘ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn.” Both Perry and Miley are performing at the ceremony, as are Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Robin Thicke and Daft Punk.