Lady Gaga, Beyonce Premiere Ambitious “Telephone” Video

Gaga dials in epic performance with 9.5 minute music video

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Friday, Mar 12, 2010  |  Updated 7:29 AM EDT
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Lady Gaga created her own crime scene in "Telephone."

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Lady Gaga debuted her hotly anticipated concept music video “Telephone” Thursday, a nearly 10-minute long Miracle Whip-infused dance party with a side of mass murder and Beyonce.

The pop star teamed with “Paparazzi” director Jonas Akerlund and the "Single Lady" singer for the ambitious vid, which premiered on E! and dropped online late Thursday.

"There's certainly always a hidden message in my music videos,” Gaga told E! News. “But I would say most predominately, I'm always trying to convolute everyone's idea of what a pop music video should be.”

The captivating film is an achievement that both the pop star’s fans and those who may not be so gaga on the lady can appreciate, especially when Beyonce in Bettie Page bangs and a star-spangled pin-up dress joins a hippified Gaga -- also in red, white and blue -- to dance across the crime scene they’ve created out of an iconic diner.

The pair has just poisoned everyone in the room, a collective punishment of sorts after none of the diners has stood up to Tyrese Gibson, who makes his cameo by sexually harassing the women and bullying the men.

The massacre comes after Beyonce has just poured poison in Gibson's coffee cup and follows a dance scene where Gaga uses Miracle Whip, Wonder bread and vials of poison as props as she’s acting out an infomercial.

In Gaga’s interview with E! News, the singer said she consulted with vengeance-film director extraordinaire Quentin Tarantino to sound out her ideas on the project. The director also lent Gaga the “Pu*** Wagon” from “Kill Bill” to use in her video.

"There certainly is a Tarantino-inspired quality in the video," Gaga told E!

The video also features new Gaga fashion firsts like sunglasses made from cigarette butts and Diet Coke-can hair curlers.

 

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