Throw in a few bad ass bikers and spend a vulgar amount of money and you have the music video for Judas.
If you can believe her twitter, Gaga says the video cost $10 million dollars and has more cameos than any music video in history.
What the hell? Pardon our skepticism , but there’s nobody in our industry that commands a huge appearance fee, at least not anymore. I’m sure she could’ve gotten almost any custom bike builder to show up for free if she asked nicely.
If the figure is true Judas would top Micheal Jackson’s video “Scream” which cost 7 million, with $53,000 of that going to breaking guitars. Maybe Gaga trashed a few hundred motorcycles in the video. As for the plot, according to MSNBC. Gaga said “I play Mary Magdalene leading them into the town where we meet Jesus and I will leave the rest for you to see. But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”
Gaga tweeted (correction* it was rumored) that she has 30,000 motorcyclists appearing in the video. What? Did she buy them all a new Sportster? Maybe she’s becoming the Oprah of the music video world. “Ok everyone guess what? Just for showing up for my video I’m giving you all a new motorcycle!” Lady Gaga the generous. That’s a LOL moment if there ever was one. Somehow I doubt she even shared her stash with the great unwashed nation but we weren’t invited so we can’t really say.
The 25-year-old entertainer directed the video with her creative director,Laurieann Gibson and it’s scheduled to debut tonight on E! at 7pm and 11pm.