India.Arie Says Gaga, Beyonce ‘Telephone’ Video ‘Went Too Far’
Neo-soul singer India.Arie is not a fan of Lady Gaga and Beyonce‘s ‘Telephone‘ music video, and decided to share her thoughts via her Twitter. Although Arie, acknowledged that she understands Gaga’s avant-garde style, she feels the video, is a little too far out for her taste.
“Don’t be offended, this is all MY opinion … Am I the only one who thinks the ‘telephone’ video is going a bit too far?” she pondered. “I’m not referring to the abstract nature of the video … I’m talking about the IMAGERY — the unspoken back story, the language the message. I agree Gaga is being her image. I dig her creative mind But still … [There's] a such thing as socially irresponsible. I’m just sayin.”
Gaga, recently explained the video’s content and underlining meanings. “There’s certainly always a hidden message in my music videos. But I would say most predominately, I’m always trying to convolute everyone’s idea of what a pop music video should be,” she said in an interview.
In the 9-minute clip Gaga and Beyonce pay homage to director Quentin Tarantino’s films, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Kill Bill,’ playing two femme fatales that kill guests in a diner before running away together in their “P—- Wagon.” According to Arie, the video, which includes a scant wardrobe and sexual undertones, is unappealing. “I don’t live under a rock and I get that a lot of work put into it. I’m talking social responsibility. There’s an artist ever 10 years who pushes the envelope … but its bout to fall off the table. When is it too far? I respect the creative mind but disagree with the ‘choices’ as a dish meant to be served for mass consumption.”
Produced by Rodney Jerkins, ‘Telephone’ was released on Gaga’s second album ‘The Fame Monster’ a follow-up to her multi-platinum debut ‘The Fame.’