On Monday (February 28), [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] released the video for “Born This Way.” In the Nick Knight-directed clip, she explores a new life form that doesn’t judge and certainly doesn’t hate. Full of trippy alien-birth scenes, many costume changes and even an appearance by a unicorn, the video is Gaga’s “manifesto” on embracing people of all types.
The video — styled by Nicola Formichetti and choreographed by Laurieann Gibson — is essentially a visual representation of Gaga’s dance anthem about celebrating our differences. The song was co-produced by Gaga, White Shadow and Fernando Garibay, and Garibay stopped by the MTV News offices on Monday afternoon to talk about the new clip.
“Well, I’ve seen pieces. We were privy to watching her make the video and stuff, and as we were watching her do the choreography and everything, we were just blown away, of course,” he said. “It’s amazing. Her talent, I mean, she’s so talented, but in combining the imagery, the dance and how it’s expressed with the song is truly amazing.”
Garibay was so “blown away” he reiterated that he was still processing the dark, rainbow-colored clip. “I’m still blown away by it. I saw it this morning and I was like, ‘Wow.’ ”
Gaga seems to push the boundaries with each video, redefining what it means to be a pop star. And according to Garibay, that’s just Gaga.
“I can’t really speak for her but what I’ve noticed is, yeah, she’s extremely conscious of these things,” he explained. “You have to be for that … level of artistic expression; you really have to know yourself and be confident of the message you’re going to portray, and it’s very genuine to her.”
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