“I can't believe we made the final cut,” Blue said. “And to find out from fans that they saw us during the E! News premiere was extremely flattering. This really was a groundbreaking project, and it was great to be a part of its history."
The nine-and-a-half-minute video, which made its debut March 11, was directed by acclaimed feature filmmaker Jonas Ackerlund (“Spun”), and played more like a short independent film, with funky 1970s "Grindhouse" inspired credits introducing the high-profile cast, which is headlined by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Tyrese Gibson (“Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”).
The mini-movie's opening sequence finds Lady Gaga portraying a garishly dressed prison inmate who's taunted by prisoners Drake and Blue as she's led through a grimy cellblock. The prelude's climax sees Drake literally licking the bars of her cell as Blue gazes menacingly into the camera.
Once the Wicked Girls are established, Gaga's partner-in-crime, Beyonce, stages an impromptu jailbreak, and the two songstresses spend the balance of the video tearing up the town, checking out the Pussy Wagon from Quentin Tarantino's “Kill Bill” movies and terrorizing a diner.
"When I auditioned for the Lady Gaga/Beyonce video I was nervous, but really excited," Drake said. "As I got the callback, my excitement grew. While on the set, the entire experience was just so surreal to me. Being around Lady Gaga all day and watching her rehearse, sing, dance and create her own special kind of monster magic was one of the greatest things I've ever done. I'm delighted I made the final cut, and the only thing better than that is the fact that I got to share the experience with Alektra Blue. I'm really proud of us and I give my sincere thanks to Jonas Ackerlund for selecting us, and to Wicked for the amazing opportunity."
The video can be viewed at LadyGaGa.com/telephone/.