With just hours until the premiere of her video for “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga took to Twitter to post a still from the Nick Knight-directed clip on late Sunday, as the rest of the world was busy watching the Oscars.
The mostly black-and-white image is a close-up of the thigh area of a leather-clad person who is clenching one of his or her hands near their crotch. A little splash of red can be seen near the person’s thumb, which has a long, sharp fingernail.
Several hours before teasing the video, which she co-directed alongside Knight, her Haus of Gaga creative team and choreographer Laurieann Gibson, Mother Monster tweeted a photo of herself wearing a denim top and skinny jeans, and sporting a brand-new do.
“Dyed my bangs black. Its my new monsterlook,” Gaga wrote in a message that accompanies the pic. “Let the mitosis of the future begin. Off to meet Judas.” (“Judas” is the name of the next single off her May album release, Born This Way.)
And on Saturday, the pop star had this to say about the impending video premiere: “After all the whiskey, lipstick, and late nights editing, the Born This Way video is DONE. Will be up to watch Monday 11am Est.”
The clip will hit the Web at 11 a.m. on Monday (February 28) on Perez Hilton’s website, and then will make its TV debut at 5 p.m. ET that day on MTV’s “The Seven.”
In a sit-down with Gayle King last week, Gaga> confirmed that a second “Born This Way” video also will be released. “I’ve been so excited about [the fans’] reaction and seeing the fans be so excited during the show every time we play ’Born This Way,’ it’s been really amazing,” she explained. “So there’s [the video] that’s coming out on Monday. But then I’m actually putting together another video, which is a more stripped-down version of the song that will be released on iTunes and also released as an audio file. A portion of the money raised selling the song is actually going to go towards an anti-bully charity.”
What do you expect from Gaga’s “Born This Way” videos, and how do you like her new look? Share your opinions in the comments.