updated 07/22/2010 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/22/2010 AT 10:55 AM ET
If you thought the music video for Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” was a sugar rush, the singer proved things were getting even sweeter with the cover art of her latest album.
“Oh my God, what will my mother think?” Perry asked as she saw the cover art for the first time. “It’s so gorgeous. I’m so excited. I’m nervous. I’m shaking a bit. This will be my first piece of real art.”