Though Katy Perry's live performances of "Part of Me" have featured her looking like some kind of futuristic gladiator, the video for this "Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection" single is giving us more of a "G.I. Jane" look.
Someone must have told Katy that bright blue hair is hard to camouflage, because here we see her chop off her black locks and enlist in the Marines after a philandering ex breaks her heart. Apparently the part of her that we're never gonna ever take away from her is a machine gun! (We certainly don't intend to try taking it away, though.) Drop below and give us 20, then watch Katy Perry's patriotic "Part of Me" video.
Color us surprised -- but we think this storyline works pretty well with the message of the song, even if it's hardly what we imagined from a single that plays mostly like a kiss-off to soon-to-be ex-husband Russell Brand. The lyrics are meant to be empowering, and there is something inspiring about Katy striving to make a positive difference in the world after her heartbreak, rather than crumple into a heap of tears. Plus, how often do you get to see a pop diva go through boot camp?
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