Instead, she cuts her hair, wraps down her breasts and joins the Marine Corps.
The video for Perry’s power-pop breakup anthem “Part of Me” – a song she says is not about her ex-husband Russell Brand, from whom she split in December 2011 – shows off her sugar-free, tough-tom boy side.
“This is one of the most aggressive videos I’ve ever done,” Perry, 27, tells MTV, which premiered her video (watch it above) Wednesday. “It’s an affirmation of strength, so I wanted to go the strongest route I ever could.”
After the woman she plays in the video breaks up with her lying, cheating boyfriend (“I’m done,” she proclaims), she sees a flier: “All women are created equal, then some become marines,” it says, all-caps.
“For three days, I was a wannabe Marine,” she says of the filming process, “which was so difficult.”
By Alison Schwartz