Although slated to premiere on Thursday, Mother Monster (a.k.a Lady Gaga) as she likes to be called, surprised the fans by leaking her latest video “You & I” a day before on her Twitter account.
She also acknowledged the early release via a series of tweets.
Gaga shot “You and I” near Springfield, Nebraska — the home state of her longtime on-again, off-again beau, Luc Carl.
The video was slated for a world premiere on Thursday at the MTV Video Music Awards.
“The premise of the video is that I’ve walked all the way from New York City to Nebraska to get him [my boyfriend] back,” the Mother Monster told Omaha radio station Channel 94.1.
“I’m walking with no luggage, no nothing. It’s just me, and my ankles are kind of bleeding a little bit, and there’s grass stuck in my shoes. I’ve got this outfit on — it’s real sort of New York clothing.”
Kicking off tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, Gaga brought her drag king alter-ego Jo Calderone to the show. along with Queen guitarist Brian May, who riffs on the song’s studio version, crashed the performance mid-way for some super-sized shredding.
For the “You and I,” Gaga transformed herself into the personas of a mermaid, a dominatrix, a couture robot, a man on piano and a woman playing the piano all in a cornfield presumably in Nebraska.
Here are some of Gaga’s pictures from the You And I show:
Watch the “You And I” video below: