Reports out today (2/18/2014), indicate a rare moment indeed, when one of Lady Gaga's monsters fought back. This particular monster was also on her payroll. While shooting her music video for G.U.Y. (Girl Under You), at the Hearst Castle in San Luis Obispo, California, a vicious slow loris took Lady Gaga's lyrics "Do what you want to my body" to heart and snapped a bite out of her.
“The slow loris is the cutest creature on the planet, and Lady Gaga wanted to use it in one scene, but it nipped her,” a source told the New York Post. “They put it back in its box and took it away in disgrace.”
Lady Gaga is reported to be okay and actually enjoyed the demonic rush, simply laughing it off.
A group of other, sometimes venomous creatures, from the cast of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, also filled the lavish set. Gaga is now working with Bravo and Andy Cohen to promote her "Artpop" aka "Artflop" tour and so invited Kim and Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster and Carlton Gebbia to help her push the new single and tour buildup.
While the Hearst Castle is a grand palace of yesterday, it has been in serious disrepair. It is ironic that Gaga chose the location, because "Artpop" seems to be in the same busted state. Both seem to be benefiting from this unique collaboration. However, in the words of the real "Queen of Pop" Madonna, "Nothing is what it seems."
Gaga is fighting to stay in the game and is pulling out all stops. She wants, what she wants and she demanded to get the Hearst Castle, even though commercial filming is forbidden!
Stated in plain English, right on the official Hearst Castle website:
"Filming for commercial projects is not permitted at Hearst Castle."
That doesn't stop Gaga though! Not Interscope, but Lady Gaga's own wealthy parents have greased the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation's hands with $250,000 plus other miscellaneous fees to allow her to film on the state-run property and re-fill the crumbling and cracked pools just for her shoot. After shooting, the water will be drained from the pools and returned to a nearby reservoir.
What is not known at this time are the actual plans for the ZEDD produced G.U.Y. single release. I actually like this EDM record. It should bode well in clubland with an array of decent mixes and Bobby Shaw pushing it. Will G.U.Y. get adds and heavy rotation on mainstream top 40 radio though? It appears remote at this time if Interscope will be investing in the single's radio campaign.
What we can anticipate is a Lady Gaga video premiere on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen.