Lady Gaga Explains Message Behind ‘Telephone’ Video

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Don’t feel bad if you didn’t understand the concept behind Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video. “There’s certainly always a hidden message in my music videos,” Gaga tells “E! News.” “I’m always trying to convolute everyone’s idea of what a pop music video should be.”

According to the megastar, the Quentin Tarantino-inspired clip is a commentary on American culture. “I wanted to do the same thing [as 'Paparazzi'] with this video. Take a decidedly pop song, which on the surface has a quite shallow meaning, and turn it into something deeper; the idea that America is full of young people that are inundated with information and technology, and turn it into something that was more of a commentary on the kind of country that we are.”

She also had something to say about her partner in crime Beyoncé, who she shares screen time with for the second time. “I was very excited to be working with Beyoncé again. It just sort of works out because we both like women.”

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20 Comments

  1. MB

    Gaga is cool, but Beyonce does NOT get down with the lesbos

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  2. Sasan

    beyonce likes women, I wonder what jay-z has to say about this

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  3. вeяячℓiσuѕ вeα

    video was good but beyonce needs more acting classes

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  4. drtash

    SINCE WHEN HAS BEYONCE EVER LIKED WOMEN LIKE THAT??? I ain’t never seen beyonce play tonsil hockey with another female (in fact she’s barely done that with men in her music videos too). I don’t know what she meant by “we both like women”

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  5. drtash

    SINCE WHEN HAS BEYONCE EVER LIKED WOMEN LIKE THAT??? I ain’t never seen beyonce play tonsil hockey with another female (in fact she’s barely done that with men in her music videos too). I don’t know what she meant by “we both like women”

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  6. M!ke

    Im pretty sure she’s not tryin to call Beyonce a Lesbian. . Ppl take things too literal!! but it would be funny we could call her Lesbeyonce
    The video was cool. . . different. . iLike

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  7. anonymous

    @ m!ke – lol… idk if this Gaga collab really helps B in anyway. Gaga’s comments on the video still don’t clue you in on what the heck its suppose to represent. I would like to see her do a video for Speechless. I think its a very well written song and sounds timeless.

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  8. Airon

    GaGa means they both like women empowerment type ish. Women rarely do music videos together, so to see two powerful female icons in music coming together was something epic.

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  9. Joyams

    Y’all are ridiculous with that lesbian thing. To like something doesn’t mean that you’re having sex with… Lady gaga is amazin, her video is fire! She is totally bringing something new in that industry and i love it!

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  10. AAA

    Please she didn’t mean it like that, beyonce is not a carpet muncher, I love them both, GaGa& Beyonce!!!!!

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  11. davidf

    BAD MESSAGES IS ALL I SEE, MENTAL ILLNES WATCH OUT KIDS FOR THIS . I HOPE THEY DON’T PLAY IT ON REGULAR TIME SO UNHEALTHY.BEYONCE FALLS SO EMPTY.

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  12. bonka

    @davidf
    This is EVERYDAY society. And you’re worried about a music video? Ignorance is bliss.

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  13. fi

    that wannabe madonna needs to sit down…
    it has all been done better and with less money before!

    Jonas did a great editing job
    but fashion is overkill

    but sex change parties are cute when u go to college(where she has never been)
    Gaga is trying to “provoce thoughts”( as madonna called it in 1990 when she was on her blond ambition tour -where she was taking Jody Watley’s “friends” video and her laundry and ran away with it without giving Jody props-)
    Has all been done before and better
    grace jones
    david bowie
    klaus Nomi
    andy warhol
    to name a few

    Gaga is like a 12 year old uninvited guest at a party of grown ups
    sit down Gaga
    sit down!

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  14. giani007

    the video was hot and i loved everythign about it and and b is not a lesbo lady gag meant something else im sure
    but i cant wait to see what the to contiued part is at the end of the video

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  15. OTOOL

    Haters will hate & GAGA wins!!!! hamburger anyone?

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  16. Just Ron

    Perhaps a little ‘over the top’ or just ‘too much’, but lets face it, Gaga has become a Star. She is such high demand, its almost dangerous! I hope she watches out for herself and her money. She has become so big, famous and powerful in such a short time that something can give. I was one of those Gaga whatever people to a Gaga monster. I totally get-it and get her. I think she is fully talented and a huge force in the industry. Even the critics who normally pan acts of her type have praised her. The top acts in the industry have praised her as well (Madonna, Beyonce, Celine, Elton and many more). Her talent has been recognized by all! For those of you to say she is not, lets face it you are blid sided, admit it. She has a good voice, plays an awesome piano, writes most of her own songs and interviews incredibly well. If you see her interviews it is obvious that this no bimbo. Gaga is intelligent. I only hope she is smart enuf 2 watch 4 those who may be after her money. She is on top of most charts, is the most downloaded artist and has sold the most records,singles. downloads combined then anyone. I believe she has broken some records already! She may be a little over the top, but that is by her design. She is a geniuos, whether u get it or not, so stop hating, because Gaga is everywhere!!!

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  17. gram

    This was the biggest bunch of crap I’ve seen on in a video in ages. The nods to different movies and shows are just giving those movies and shows a bad name. I can’t believe I waited all that time to see this. I was disgusted.

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  18. LaRon

    Did you ever think that Jay-z might be down for a three-some ;)

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  19. lalatiky

    beyonce is an independant strong woman and so is gaga. when she said “like women”, i think she was referring to the feminist perspective in her song, “telephone”. where it defeats the cultural expectation that women are supposed to answer to the call of other people, especially to men.

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  20. dewm

    Idiots, Gaga wasn’t calling Beyonce a lesbian, it’s a clever pun, clever enough to get past all your genius brains, that’s how clever. Gaga likes women in a sexual way, but Beyonce “likes” them in a way because she’s the fiercest feminine activist out there. Get it?

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