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7 Times Katy Perry Defied The Space-Time Continuum

Michelle Tiu |
February 26, 2014 | 10:28 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

Katy Perry's latest music video takes viewers on a trip to Ancient Egypt. (@EhJovan / Twitpic)
Katy Perry's latest music video takes viewers on a trip to Ancient Egypt. (@EhJovan / Twitpic)
Last week, Katy Perry dropped her latest music video for "Dark Horse," which features the singer as a female pharaoh in the ancient city of Memphis, Egypt "a crazy long time ago."

While the folks at E! aren't exactly convinced by the historical accuracy of Perry's similarly themed BRIT Awards performance, this isn't the first time that the singer's music has taken her somewhere exotic. She's even managed to travel back in time and to entirely different worlds.

Obviously, Katy Perry is in possession of some pretty powerful stuff if she can repeatedly defy the space-time continuum.

Did she get a hold of Hermione Granger's Time-Turner? Can she create Tears like Elizabeth from "Bioshock Infinite?" What if she's a Time Lord?

But you can think about those all-important questions later. For now, let's take a look at 7 places Katy Perry's music has taken her.

Candy Land

Before Snoop Dogg decided changing his name should be a normal occurrence, Perry took the rapper along for a trip to Candy Land in her "California Gurls" music video.

Filled with gummy bears, gingerbread men, and candy cane trees, you have to admire Perry for not giving into the temptation of eating everything in sight. (Although she did eat a gingerbread man and cotton candy cloud...)

Rebecca Black's House

In the music video for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," the pop star takes on the identity of socially awkward teen Kathy Beth Terry and invites herself over to Rebecca Black's house for a crazy party.

While the party itself is pretty typical by Hollywood standards, the video does leave us with two big questions: Why did Kathy trust a 13 year old with the removal of her dental appliances and how did said dental appliances get reinstalled by the time she woke up the next morning?

Outer Space

Looking like a character from "Star Wars," Perry turns into a shape-shifting alien for her "E.T." music video.

Further proving that Katy Perry is some sort of supernatural being, the singer travels to a "Wall-E"-esque planet to turn a robot into a living, breathing human being (or at least a human-looking alien).

Meanwhile, Kanye West proves that - although he thinks himself a god - he clearly does not know how to operate a spaceship.

World War II America

Complete with swing dancing as well as the outfits and hairstyles to match, the "Thinking of You" music video takes the pop songstress back in time to 1940s America.

Unfortunately though, the video is a sad one and Perry must deal with moving on from her first love, who was killed in action during World War II.

A Very Unrealistic Jungle

In the music video for "Roar," Perry's plane crashes in a jungle that is clearly in some other universe because there is no way that tigers, capuchins, elephants, AND crocodiles could all live in the same natural habitat.

Also, time obviously moves slower wherever this jungle is because how else did her phone's battery last long enough for her to take a selfie with the monkey at the end of the video?


Just kidding. The castle in Perry's "Unconditionally" music video isn't made out of ice, so the singer probably isn't chilling with Elsa, Anna, and the rest of the "Frozen" crew.

She probably just travelled to 19th century Russia, which is more realistic since the video is partly inspired by Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina."

Although we do have to wonder how Perry brought Cinna along with her because that is the only possible explanation catching on fire and not disintegrating in the process (CGI? What CGI?).


Perry's "Wide Awake" music video takes her to surprisingly dark territory despite the song's happy sound.

The video's setting and premise seem similar to "Alice In Wonderland," particularly "American McGee's Alice," a horror video game featuring a much darker spin on the classic story.

In the game, Alice is actually a patient at an insane asylum, having created Wonderland in her mind as a way to cope with the death of her family in a fire. Alice must journey to Wonderland, which has been corrupted, in order to restore her mental sanity.

While not nearly as macabre as "American McGee's Alice," the video does feature some elements of horror, including Freddy Krueger as a paparazzo, supernatural Minotaur guards, and the singer's "Grudge"-like appearance in the hospital scene.

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