Weird Al Yankovic has released the music video for “Perform This Way”, a parody of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” which is the first single off his new album. Weird Al fans have been anticipating the video ever since the controversy over whether Lady Gaga would approve the song caused Yankovic to announce in April that “Perform This Way” would not be on the album.
Yankovic tried to get permission from Lady Gaga for the parody, but her manager shot down the idea without forwarding the song to Gaga herself. Weird Al fans were disappointed until Lady Gaga came to the rescue, approving the song.The video features Yankovic’s head superimposed on a the body of a young woman, dancing and donning crazy outfits (including a version of Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress). Proceeds from “Perform This Way” will go to Human Rights Campaign, due to what Yankovic describes as the “human rights anthem” nature of Lady Gaga’s original song.
(via Laughing Squid)
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