WATCH: Lady Gaga Stuns WeHo Gays With Surprise “Applause” Performance

Scathing reviews of Lady Gaga‘s “Applause” came pouring in like the death toll after a major natural disaster yesterday, but that didn’t stop the International pop star/sad clown from having a celebratory drink in West Hollywood.

Gaga issued a “pop music emergency” yesterday for the early release of the song—the first from her upcoming third studio album, Artpop—due to a number of leaks that hit the internet. Also because she’s terrified of Katy Perry.

Rumors of a secret live performance began swirling after Gaga tweeted a series of hints suggesting she would be doing something major in West Hollywood last night.

And major it was! Watch here as Lady Gaga commandeers the stage of Micky’s to film the lyric video for the brand new single. Yep, that’s her in the black pencil dress right next to the runway. We have no idea who those painted queens dancing in bedsheets are, but we’re living for them as well!

(And where were the venue’s trademark go-go boys? Probably in the back touching each other’s penises, but that’s not the story here.)

UPDATE: NewNowNext reports that those dancin’ gals in bedsheets are actually Drag Race alums Detox, Shangela and Morgan McMichaels!

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