"Video Phone" First Impressions

Posted by Lady Mel On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 2 comments





The video is out! Everyone is blogging about it. My prayers have been spoken. I love Beyonce and I love Lady Gaga. But, I do not like this video and here are the reasons why I do not like it:

1. Overexposed and Repetitive: Beyonce, I know you are the zenith of your musical career. You have a husband, you make millions. But this video does not do anything for you. I was waiting for something new and fresh after being slightly disappointed with her "Sasha Fierce" persona videos. I'll talk about these two talented young ladies tomorrow  in my 2009 AMA Awards Predictions segment, but seriously this video reminds me of her earlier work on her sophomore album "B-Day". Anyone seen the Green Light video? If Beyonce wants to say on the top of the charts, be more inventive. Once you become mainstream, nine times out of ten, your music becomes garbage. But I guess thats how the pop music industry is anyway.

2. Rihanna: Omg, I hope I am not the only person in here who thought that Beyonce was sporting a Rihanna hairdo when she was strutting down the alleyway with the well-tailored gentlemen in the first twenty seconds of her new video? Don't channel Rihanna for heaven's sake! Grrrrr.

3. Oversexualized: Beyonce, are you there? What happened to my strong, independent "Bills, Bills, Bills" girl? She was just a bit too raunchy and overdoing the whole "Sasha Fierce" thing in this video yet again. Was the concept of this video porn or dressing up for your boyfriend on your video phone? Oh, wait. Sasha Fierce and Carrie Prejean do have something in common.

4. Lady Gaga: I love Lady Gaga. Period. But Lady Gaga seemed out of place. I cannot put my finger on it though.  LadyGaga went toe to toe with Beyonce in her moves and hairstyles, but Beyonce did not need Lady Gaga. LadyGaga's guest appearance did not add any flavor or coolness to this video. Beyonce can stand on her own. And for LadyGaga to mimic Beyonce is a crime! :O But I will let that one slide......

5. The song itself: Beyonce should have picked another song to be her next single. Period. I would have chosen "Radio".

2 comments:

Kittie Howard said...

I listed Beyonce as one of my favorite artists...however, I think she's going thru a period where she's getting older, is perhaps a bit tired from being so IN the business and is re-adjusting...crucial period...

LadyGaga said...

readjusting, how...? lol.