Lady Gaga Previews ‘Alejandro’ Video on ‘Larry King’
WATCH: The pop star dresses as the CNN hosts and talks about cocaine, lupus, and scrapped plans to open for Michael Jackson.
Lady Gaga sat down with Larry King Tuesday for an in-depth interview — and to preview her new music video for her current single “Alejandro.” Watch the interview below.
Gaga, who patched in via satellite from London’s O2 arena, dressed as the veteran CNN TV host (a white button-down dress shirt with black suspenders) and discussed a number of revealing subjects: quitting cocaine, her “borderline positive” lupus diagnosis, and that she was set to open for — and duet with — Michael Jackson on his This Is It tour, which was scrapped after his death last June.
After the interview, CNN hosted the world premiere of the upcoming video — and it’s classic Gaga: risqué, arty, and over the top. Directed by fashion photographer Steven Klein, the black-and-white video (not unlike Madonna’s “Vogue” clip) shows the pop star and a collection of backup dancers in a military march, as images of a scantily-clad Gaga in sexual poses flash onscreen.
Gaga told King the “Alejandro” video, which will premiere soon, has a “homoerotic military theme.” “It is a celebration of my love and appreciation for the gay community, my admiration of their bravery, their love for one another and their courage in their relationships,” she said. “To be gay and live openly in this society requires tremendous strength. … I admire it and envy it in some ways.”
While she didn’t reveal many details, Gaga said she’s working on her new album on the road, but wants “to give it some time.” She added: It will be an “anthem for the new decade.”
Below, watch the preview of Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video (it can be seen in interview clip #3) then tell us what you think in the comment section.