Photo Credit: Courtesy Lady Gaga/Twitter/Terry Richardson
Lady Gaga is turning up the heat for her new video. The singer, who is currently touring with her Born This Way Ball, has found time to shoot some naughty footage to go along with her rap song "Cake."
In the video, shot by Terry Richardson, a lingerie-clad Gaga gets down on all fours to rap into the camera, gets spanked by two women in a bathtub and shakes her butt while she dances pantless (and, it appears, braless) in front of a mirror. As MTV points out, the footage appears to be shot with a night-vision filter, as if to make us all feel like we're watching a stolen sex tape.
The singer unveiled the footage Wednesday on her Little Monsters website, along with a hint that there's more to come. "I didn't say there WOULDNT be a music video," she wrote.
It's been nearly a year since Gaga released her last music video, the surreal 13-minute film for "Marry the Night." Not only does "Cake" look totally different from her previous videos, but the song is unlike any other Gaga single: a bragadocious rap with lots of swearing and a pounding house beat. (Listen to an extended clip below, but warning: strong language.)
We're guessing that the track, which debuted at a Thierry Mugler fashion show in September, will appear on Gaga's 2013 album Artpop.
While the 15-second clip is over-the-top sexy, it's possible that the longer video will take a more playful turn. On Thursday, Gaga tweeted the above photo by video director Terry Richardson, in which the lingerie-clad singer, covered in gooey pastry, poses on the remains of a giant sheet cake. "The real CAKE isn't HAVING what you want, it's DOING what you want," Gaga wrote.
Looks like someone's having her cake and eating it, too!