Katy Perry and her tiny teacup poodle compete in the Mutt Ball in her new video for “Small Talk.”
The peppy pop song describes the awkwardness of a breakup (“going from strangers to lovers to strangers”), but the video, directed by Tanu Muino, tells a different story. Perry arrives with her poodle to the Mutt Ball (“Making fetch happen”), a gathering of dog owners who closely resemble their dogs. Perry ends up falling for a handsome man with a pet Weimaraner, and pretty soon, it’s total puppy love for all parties. (Worth noting that Perry made a very campy appearance at the actual Met Gala earlier this year.)
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Perry previously released the video for “Never Really Over” in May, marking her first new solo music release since 2017. (She also featured on Zedd’s “365,” in April.) In July, a jury found that her 2013 hit single “Dark Horse” improperly copied Christian rapper Flame’s 2009 song “Joyful Noise.” Perry, her collaborators and her label Capitol Records must pay $2.78 million in damages to Marcus Gray and two of his co-writers on “Joyful Noise.”
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