Lady Gaga’s music video for “Bad Romance” today reached 400 million views on YouTube.
“Bad Romance” was directed by Francis Lawrence and released as the first video from The Fame Monster. “I knew Francis’ ability as a director is so much higher than what I could do,” said Gaga. “There’s this one shot in the video where I get kidnapped by supermodels. I’m washing away my sins and they shove vodka down my throat to drug me up before they sell me off to the Russian mafia.”
The video, which is arguably Gaga’s best work to date, received 7 MTV Video Music Awards, including best female video, best pop video and video of the year, and a Grammy for best short for music video, becoming one of the most awarded clips in history.