Beyonce Responds To “Telephone” Video Controversy
Sensing the Scooby-Doo screw faces going around, Beyonce recently went on the air to discuss the off-the-wall visuals in Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video.
This is what she told Power 106 FM in L.A. about the bold departure from her usual video themes (shoot in black & white, dance, repeat)
“The video in a lot of ways is more about her even than it is about me. It was sort of a pop-art venture for me to bring her into my world in a way, the video is an attempt for her and I to erase pop music as we know it up until this very point. It’s meant to change the perspective of the world on what a pop music video should be and she’s kind of the vehicle for that. In reality, more people around the world are familiar with her aesthetics than they are with mine. It was something for me to kind of change the way that you see her for one video.”
Hmm, if anything I think this video just reinforced everything we thought about Lady Gaga: she’s buck wild! They did raise the bar for music videos (for the last ten years anyway, MJ raised the bar on music videos to almost unreachable heights) but I don’t anyone is shocked by Gaga’s antics, we’re more surprised that Bey was within six degrees of something so left field.
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