Attention, Monsters: [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] is set to premiere her “Telephone” video, which of course features [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist], on Thursday. After teasing her fans last week with a photo of herself (barely dressed) from the video, it was announced on Sunday (March 7) during E! News’ broadcast of the Oscars red carpet that Gaga will premiere the hotly anticipated clip Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET on E! News.
Lady Gaga’s official Web site announced that more details about the premiere will be made public Monday morning. The video, which is reportedly shy of 10 minutes long, was shot in California in February and was directed by “Paparazzi” director Jonas Aklerlund. The clip features collaborator Beyoncé as well as Gaga’s pals Semi Precious Weapons .
Gaga, who appears in the video in a number of characteristic getups (including phones on her head, said the video picks up where “Paparazzi” left off. “What I like about it is it’s a real true pop event,” she told Phoenix’s 104.7 KISS FM last month. “And when I was younger, I was always excited when there was a big giant event happening in pop music and that’s what I wanted this to be.”
In the video, Beyoncé reportedly breaks Gaga out of prison for what has been described as a Tarantino-inspired clip that even features the truck that Uma Thurman’s character drove in Tarantino’s “Kill Bill.” When Gaga and Beyoncé collaborated on B’s “Video Phone” clip, there were visual nods to Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”
“I feel so bad for the ‘Bad Romance’ video ’cause the ‘Telephone’ video’s so much better,” Gaga said. “[Beyoncé is] really a great friend of mine. We have a lot of fun working together. We’re so very different in our approaches, but somehow when we come together it’s really magical. I’m very excited for everyone to see the video.”
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