So when Lady Gaga went on Ellen the other day to talk about things like surrealist moles and being a godmother, she also did her first live performance of her new single, Judas. If you haven’t heard it, it’s an infectious song about religion and being in love and dancing, and Gaga’s performance was OK. Or maybe it was great — we couldn’t tell, because all we could think throughout the entire ordeal was, “She’s wearing the same thing Beyonce wore in the video for Bootylicious.”
Obviously it’s not the exact same thing, of course. Beyonce’s outfit was pink and had sparkles and slits up the thigh, and Gaga’s is blue and has a little bit of a cape and, probably, a Mugler label on it somewhere. But it’s essentially the same 70s-inspired flared leg pants and bare-midriff top combo. Who worked it better? That’s up for history to decide.
And, just for comparison’s sake: