Katy Perry’s life isn’t exactly a “Teenage Dream” — and she wants us to know it.

The reigning pop princess emphasizes this in the just-released music video for her new single, “Wide Awake,” going from bouncing around in a bubblegum pink wig and sparkly eye shadow to sitting all alone in her dressing room.

"It's kind of like the labyrinth of my life in the last two years," Katy tells MTV. "I just wanted to tell a story about myself kind of going through this journey, maybe sometimes trying to get out of a maze. There's good parts and bad parts."

Transported to a dark and dangerous new dimension, where she’s joined by a cute mini-me, the suddenly purple-haired singer takes on an edgier goth look. Katy rushes to escape the maze before eventually making her way to a happy fairy-tale kingdom.

There’s even a gorgeous Prince Charming waiting for her at the end. Too bad Katy socks him square in the jaw! Message received: The real world is not a fairy tale.

Plus, that swooshy-haired prince kind of looks like a tool, anyway. (We’ll take the unicorn, though!)

Credit: Katy Perry on VEVO Photo: Katy Perry's New Music Video for "Wide Awake" — See Her Adorable Mini-me! (VIDEO)

Sources: Katy Perry on VEVO, MTV

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