Lady Gaga's next music video, for her "ARTPOP" track "G.U.Y.," will premiere, curiously enough, on NBC's "Dateline" on Saturday night (Mar. 22). The pop star stopped by another network show, the "Today" show, to preview the video and discuss her controversial performance at South By Southwest, among other topics.
Originally perceived as the video for "Venus," the clip for "G.U.Y." was filmed at California's Hearst Castle, and judging by the few seconds of footage shared on Friday, the video will be a golden, hot-dude-laden epic. The clip for "G.U.Y." will arrive before the video for the R. Kelly duet "Do What U Want," which was promised last year but has since been pushed back indefinitely.
"It was a very big production," Gaga said on Friday morning about "G.U.Y." "We shot for six days, and it was just such a pleasure working with a whole team… we just had a really great time."
Gaga was also asked about her recent SXSW performance, in which "regurgitation artist" Millie Brown vomited colored milk on the singer. The stunt has since drawn criticism from pop star Demi Lovato and petition-signers who claim that it glamorized eating disorders.
"Millie and I know that not everybody's going to love that performance," says Gaga, "but we both really believe in artistic expression and strong identities, and I support her and what she does. 'ARTPOP,' my new album, is about bringing art and music together in the spirit of creative rebellion, and for us, that performance was art in its purest form."
Following the "G.U.Y." premiere, Gaga will prepare for her seven-night residency at Roseland Ballroom in New York, closing out the venue on April 7 embarking upon her own artRave world tour. On Thursday, Gaga added a few more shows to the artRave itinerary, including performances in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Denver.
|Pop Shop Podcast: Lady Gaga, Ryan Tedder|
In this week's episode, we break down Lady Gaga's SXSW appearance and Ryan Tedder's insane life. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes HERE.