Lady Gaga decided to release her new lyric video Applause on Wednesday.
Lady Gaga, 27, only shot the video on Monday at nightclub Micky’s in West Hollywood, California.
She rushed it out to keep up with the early release of the Applause single after it was leaked online.
Lady Gaga was both video star and creator as she held a handheld camera during the filming to provide her own scenes.
The video by Haus Of Gaga featured a series of quick cuts and opens with an image of Lady Gaga getting touched up as she wore rainbow-coloured, kabuki-like face paint.
It’s the same edgy make-up look that Lady Gaga wore on the cover of her upcoming album ARTPOP.
Lyrics to the catchy tune run along the bottom of the video as Lady Gaga gives the viewer a front-row seat at a raucous drag queen runway show.
“I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong!” she sang at the beginning of the song.
Lady Gaga cavorted around with others who also wore the multi-coloured face paint along with flowing white robes and black skull caps.
“I live for the applause, applause, applause,” Lady Gaga belted out as performers in the video clapped in unison.
The singer also wrapped an arm around a performer dressed up as Peter Pan.
Lady Gaga had urged her legion of fans to dress up and join her for the video shoot.
“I will definitely NOT be at Micky’s tonight, and I will definitely NOT expect you there to be in my lyric video,” Lady Gaga tweeted on Monday.
“I’M SERIOUS LA MONSTERS, ITS NOT LIKE I WILL BE HOPING YOU ARE THERE WITH YOUR APPLAUSE MAKEUP READY TO DANCE FOR ME AND WATCH DRAG.”
Lady Gaga released the Applause lyric video early after the song leaked online on Monday ahead of its scheduled release next week.
She is set to make her own big-screen debut as La Chameleon in Robert Rodriguez’s sequel Machete Kills, due out October 4.
Her fourth studio album ARTPOP is due out in November.
Lady Gaga will sing her new track Applause at the MTV Music Awards – airing live August 25 – which will be her first performance since having hip surgery in February.