With the promotional train for Lady GaGa‘s ‘Born This Way’ set to leave the station shortly, details surrounding the video for the project’s self-titled lead single have begun to surface. True to form, the Pop phenom looks set to rustle feathers.
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According to Perez Hilton, the singer’s team were in attendance at a New York transgender party hosted by Alannah Starr this past weekend. The GaGa confidant claims reps for the star were actively casting transexual ladies for the ‘Born This Way’ visual – which is set to be shot next week.
The shoot comes at a busy time for the singer, who after recently wrapping the latest leg of her ‘Monster Ball Tour’, is now rehearsing for her Grammy Award performance of ‘Born’ – which’ll air live on February 13. Cleverly, the single will be released to iTunes immediately following the performance.
Given the angle this album is set to have, it’s somewhat unsurprising that she’s going this route. After all, GaGa has and continues to be an active advocate for this community – and ‘individuality’ more wholly. Saying that, for all her plausibly good intent, she must be careful to not be interpreted as using this audience for commercial gain or shock value; a charge increasingly being levelled against her by sections of this very community. For, if not, it could be the start of her undoing – which would be uber unfortunate given how talented she is.