On Monday morning Lady Gaga gave her official music video for Applause its debut on Good Morning America. The official premiering of the song and its accompanying video follow the single getting leaked early. The singer was furious about the single being hacked and she told her many fans all about it on Twitter. We’ve included the official video of Applause at the end of this article for all you “monsters” to enjoy.
But the 27 year-old singer isn’t just angry about the leaked single. Her ire has been raised by none other than her former friend Perez Hilton. And like anything else that Mother Monster dislikes, her fans know all about it.
But before we talk about Perez Hilton getting death threats from all those loyal little monsters, we would like to talk about the music video.
Lady Gaga is, if nothing else, a consummate show woman with a flair for the dramatic and an emphasis on the spectacular. Her video is an art-house montage of set pieces with the singer as the focal point. With a black minimalistic background, she and the video’s props draw the viewers attention immediately. As a performer, she knows what her little monsters want and she delivers in full.
The video does contain colour, but like the spartan background it is sparingly used and this works well for the song and its theme. She and her set pieces dominate the video and at times, she looks as though she could be the great Liza Minnelli’s daughter, if not a younger twin.
Lady Gaga’ official Applause music video debut looks brilliant and it will no doubt please her fans as well as garner her new ones.
But what about “poor” Perez Hilton?
It seems that these two, once close, individuals are in a Twitter war of tweets. And to be fair, it looks like Hilton started it. Although it appears he set the whole war off rather innocently, at least according to him, and inadvertently.
Over the weekend, Hilton was looking at apartments to rent in New York as he is moving his small nuclear family to the east coast. On Sunday, the 35 year-old blogger showed up at the apartment building where Lady Gaga lives to look at an apartment that was for rent.
That was all it took. Some of Gaga’s fans spotted her ex-friend, who is now a bitter enemy, actually inside her apartment building in New York. The performer, who lives in Los Angeles at the moment, freaked out and rang the New York building’s security to complain at his presence and using her Twitter account she called on her “monster army” to take snapshots of Hilton’s trespassing.
The Applause singer then tweeted: “STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!”
Perez was then escorted from the building by security. Needless to say, he won’t be renting an apartment there!
On Monday, Hilton posted on his website his version of events. He claimed that he had no idea that his former pal lived there and he only found out after the fact. He also said, “After a day of innocent house-hunting, I am devastated and my heart hurts that my former very good friend, a person I used to call my “wifey” and traveled the world with, is making very public and very untrue allegations about me on Twitter. While it is still too painful for me to go into detail about why I chose to no longer make her a part of my life, I will say that I am a critic and not a “stalker”.
In the long “statement” Hilton says that he has been getting death threats from Lady Gaga’s little monsters and that despite her dramatic tweeting about “getting shot in the head” he really is concerned for his family’s safety.
The two had been very close when Gaga first started out, but Perez wrote a number of not very nice articles about her on his blog and she severed the friendship. She has also claimed that Hilton sent some unpleasant texts to her when she was wheelchair bound after her hip surgery.
Whatever the real story is behind their friendship ending, we hope that the two of them can “kiss and make-up,” with little to no bloodshed. But until that happens we invite you to watch Lady Gaga’s official Applause music video debut below.
By Michael Smith