Lady Gaga “Edge of Glory” Vid Sparks Controversy (WATCH!)
Lady Gaga’s new “Edge of Glory” video premiered on So You Think You Can Dance last night, stirring up a bit of controversy. In the ’80s inspired video, Gaga dances on the fire escape of an apartment building – and that’s basically it. The song is your usual Gaga, but unfortunately, the video is a snooze.
According to Us Weekly, disappointed fans complained to the video’s director Joseph Kahn on Twitter – and he shot back, “I did NOT direct Lady Gaga’s ‘Edge of Glory’ video. Lady Gaga did — I don’t co-direct. One canvas, one paintbrush. Respect the art. Very simple rule with me.” Apparently, Gaga and choreographer Lauriann Gibson took over directing duties after Kahn left the production.
Entertainment Weekly praised the bare-bones video, comparing it to “LoveGame” and calling it “refreshing” and a “one-woman ‘80s revue” that purposefully pays homage to Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Another fan of the video is Donatella Versace: “I am greatly honored that Lady Gaga chose to wear a Versace Vintage look throughout her Edge of Glory video,” Donatella said in a statement. “I am a great fan of hers and I believe that my brother Gianni would have appreciated her talent. Like him, Lady Gaga is unafraid to push boundaries and she has created an original vocabulary by merging fashion, music, theatre and art. For me, this video represents a wonderful tribute to anyone who is unafraid to take chances.”
What do you think of the “Egde of Glory” video? Watch it below.