Katy Perry On 'Part Of Me' Music Video: "I Was A Wannabe Marine"

22 March 2012, 12:35 | Updated: 22 March 2012, 12:50

The 'Firework' singer says she gained respect for the Marine Corps after training with them on her new video.

Katy Perry has praised the US Marine Corps after getting the chance to work alongside the Marines while filming her music video for 'Part Of Me'.

The video was unveiled last night (21st March) and sees the 'Teenage Dream' singer enlisting in the armed forces after a painful break-up, and Katy says she spent several days at a Marine boot camp in preparation.

"It's an affirmation of strength, so I wanted to go the strongest route I ever could," Katy told MTV News following the 'Part Of Me' premiere.  "I was like, 'I’m gonna join the service. I’m gonna join the Marines'. 

"We used only Marines," she explained. "For three days I was a wannabe Marine which was so difficult. 

"There people work hard and work out. I learned how to flip someone. I learned how to flip them on their back," Katy recalled. "I just love it and I think people really respond to it.

Katy Perry's new song 'Part Of Me' is taken from her upcoming repackaged album 'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection', which is due to be officially released on 26th March.

Check out Katy Perry's music video for 'Part Of Me' here.