On Monday, Lady Gaga tweeted, “I will definitely NOT be at Mickys tonight, and I will definitely NOT expect you there to be in my lyric video.” This, of course, was a terrible lie as she was in fact at Micky’s Night Club in West Hollywood filming a lyric video for her latest single, “Applause.”
Some clever Little Monsters managed to decode Gaga’s riddle and arrived in their best drag to dance with their Queen in the video above, shot with handheld cameras and no small amount of makeup.
“We were just hanging out and we filmed the performers because they were amazing last night,” she explained earlier this week in an interview with AMP Radio. “My friend Courtney did a performance of ‘Applause’ with her friend. That’s where I started, in clubs like that, all over New York. Then I went all over the country and the world. I hadn’t been back in a while.”
“Applause” is the first single off Lady Gaga’s new album ARTPOP, out November 11. Catch Mama Monster performing the single August 25 at this year’s MTV VMAs.