Perry is set to premiere the clip on 'MTV First' tonight at 7:23 p.m. ET, followed by an MTV.com Q&A.
By Jocelyn Vena
<P>We're just excited as you are about the <a href="/news/articles/1681187/katy-perry-part-of-me-music-video-premiere-thursday.jhtml">premiere of Katy Perry's "Part of Me" video</a> tonight at 7:23 p.m. ET on MTV. But before Katy herself introduces the video and answers your questions on MTV.com following the debut, we have a wish list of five things we'd <i>love</i> to see in the visuals. </P><P> </P><P>Directed by Ben Mor and <a href="/news/articles/1679507/katy-perry-part-of-me-music-video.jhtml">filmed at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base</a> in Oceanside, California, in February, the clip promises to show Perry in full combat mode. So what do we want from the sure-to-be-feisty video? </P><P> </P><P><center><embed src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:750769/cp~vid%3D750769%26uri%3Dmgid%3Auma%3Avideo%3Amtv.com%3A750769" width="460" height="260" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" base="."></embed></center> </P><P> </P><P><big><b>Katy Perry Getting Tough</b></big><br> </P><P>She's always been pretty fierce, but seeing her crawl around in the dirt and maybe even shoot a gun? Well, that's a side of the singer we have yet to see. But given how aggressive she is in the video teaser, we know she can live up to the challenge. </P><P> </P><P><big><b>Katy Perry in Night Vision</b></big><br> </P><P>Who hasn't imagined what the California Gurl would look like in the green light of night vision? Based on the tease, it seems Katy Cats can see Perry in a whole new, um, light. </P><P> </P><P><big><b>Katy Perry In Uniform</b></big><br> </P><P>Of all the looks we've seen from Ms. Perry (which have even included a <a href="/news/articles/1641637/katy-perry-dishes-on-whipped-cream-bra-in-california-gurls-video.jhtml">bra that shoots whipped cream</a>), getting a glimpse of Perry in a uniform would be a whole new style. And given that she usually looks impeccably feminine and super glossy, it could be fun to see this new, more lo-fi side of the star. </P><P> </P><P><big><b>Katy Perry With Black Hair</b></big><br> </P><P>Sure, we love <a href="/news/articles/1678155/katy-perry-blue-hair-stylist.jhtml">Katy's blue hair</a>, but have we missed Katy in her signature jet-black hair? Yes! It's <i>her</i> look, and we can't imagine a video for a song as dark as this would include candy-colored locks. </P><P> </P><P><big><b>Katy Perry Kissing Off a Former Lover</b></big><br> </P><P>Given the fact that the song is all about saying "buh-bye" to a dude who doesn't deserve you, we hope that story line pops up in the video somehow. How that ties into the Marine theme of the video? Well, that will remain a mystery until the premiere, but we can't help thinking about the old adage about not messing with a woman scorned ... </P><P> </P><P>Following the premiere, the singer will talk all about her new projects, including <i>Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection,</i> during a 30-minute interview with MTV News' James Montgomery on MTV.com. </P><P> </P><P><b>Don't miss "MTV First: Katy Perry" tonight, when the pop star will debut her long-awaited video for "Part of Me" at 7:23 p.m. ET on MTV. Then head over to MTV.com for an exclusive 30-minute interview with Katy herself!</b></p>Related Videos