Never-before-seen footage of Gaga’s performance in India (October 2011) is now available online. Click here for part 2.
“What I was excited about is with B[eyoncé], I had no ego. Neither of us had an ego. It wasn’t about competition. It was about, like, ‘Man let’s give the world what they want. Let’s do a real girl-power collaboration where we support one another.’ I said, ‘I want to do you in your video, and I want to tribute you. I want to dress up like you’. And Hype Williams … was so excited. He was like, ‘Gaga I want no makeup on your face.’ It was really stripped down — real Beyoncé hair, and we wore the same outfit in the video, and I [paid tribute to] her. […] I wanted to [work with her] because this was an era for her in her career where she defined herself aesthetically. And that should be applauded that a woman did that. She’s so great at what she does.”
- Lady Gaga on working with Beyoncé on Video Phone
“I always admired her work… so I had the idea at the Billboard Awards to put her on Video Phone. So I called her on the phone […] And she was so so sweet and we really had a great chemistry. So she went into the studio on her only few days off and she recorded the song, she wrote her verse. And she came to the video shoot and learned the choreography, which I didn’t even expect her to put so much time into it, but she said ‘I want this to be an event’.”
- Beyoncé on working with Lady Gaga on Video Phone