Art Director: Will Cotton
Date released: June 15, 2010
Katy Perry's 2010 collaboration "California Gurls," featuring Snoop Dogg, doesn't look too promising on paper, but the pop cut actually holds some artistic weight. American painter Will Cotton brought sugary motifs from his works like Candy Stick Forest and Sugar Beach into the video. Perry's hit record became delicious eye candy.
The video is set in Candyfornia, a pop music version of Candy Land. Perry sings amid cupcakes, cotton candy, lollipops, and other sweets. Snoop Dogg plays the role of Sugar Daddy, and both artists appear as pieces in the board game. Cotton created multiple props for the video, including the board game and larger-than-life scenery.