Wed, 04 Jul 2012 19:22:56 GMT | By Emma Jones
Pop 101: The Evolution of Katy Perry

California Gurls will melt your popsicle



Katy Perry performs California Gurls with Snoop Dogg (© MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters)
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  • Katy Perry, Hello Katy Tour, 2009 (© PHIL NOBLE /Reuters)
  • Katy Perry with Brit comic and then husband, Russell Brand (© MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry performs California Gurls with Snoop Dogg (© MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry performs (© LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry performs on the Today Show in 2010 (© BRENDAN MCDERMID/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry presents Purr (© REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)
  • Katy Perry on the Brazil leg of her California Dreams tour (© Neil Lupin/Redferns)
  • Katy Perry, Russell Brand (© LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters)
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We can all remember the first time we witnessed Katy Perry spraying an army of gummy bears with her chest cannons in her hyper-sexual video for California Gurls. The bubblegum battle was epic and the end result was one of the best summer songs of all time (Billboard will back us on that). But Perry's candy creamed adventure left some with a bad toothache, as Solange Knowles tweeted that the west coast anthem "is like kiddie porn though. All them damn colors, candy and sh** . . . and then daisy dukes, breast shooting cream..." Um Solange, didn't your older sis Beyoncé dedicate an entire song to jelly and booties?

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