Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg - California Gurls

14 July Critic Jonni 0 Comments

I could've sworn I had already reviewed this music video, how the hell is my blog still going and I've never reviewed this video? Well it's time for me to correct this major problem. This is exactly why I like my Thursday Revisits, a perfect excuse to review past music videos that deserve to be a part of my blog. Katy Perry becomes a character in her own board game, which Snoop Dogg is playing. Later, Snoop Dogg joins the characters in the board game for a battle.

Katy Perry, real name Katheryn Hudson, hit big with this song, and it's accompanying music video is fire. The song hit number one in the UK and the US as well as many other countries. The featured star is Snoop Dogg, real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., who has had a major career as a rapper, jumping in and out of the charts. This song was an answer to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' song "Empire State of Mind". It was written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Benjamin Levin, Bonnie McKee and Calvin Broadus. It is an ode to the California state.

The video was directed by Mathew Cullen, and was inspired by the work by Will Cotton.who was the artistic director of the video. It takes inspiration from the Candyland boad game.

The board game for this music video is called Candyfornia, and also has an explanation stating "Face the Sugar Daddy's dice to free the Queens of Candyfornia" which sounds like some weird gay sex dream.

So much effort went into the making of this music video, like literally there is so much going on, so much to talk about, so much to see, every single minute detail is included, even the dice are real sugar.

Instead of looking at it in detail, I'm going to give the basics, since it is extremely developed. Katy Perry walks around the Candyfornia board game, coming across previous characters who fell at the hands of Snoop Dogg. She rescues them and collectively they defeat the Sugar Daddy.

Many scenes can be highlighted, such as the gummy bear who swears, I so hope he fell hard at the end. The gingerbread scene looked like fun, and the ending is pretty perfect, totally sexual and yet so awesome at the same time.

Overall, this is the sort of board game you want to be involved in, yet knowing it's not real. It transports everything you know about California girls and puts them in a Candy world. A perfect video for a brilliant song.
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