Lady Gaga Just Released Her Action-Packed Music Video for 'John Wayne'

Mother Monster meets the Wild West. Emphasis on wild.

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It's been a huge week for Lady Gaga: she just gave the Super Bowl performance (opens in new tab) to end all Super Bowl performances and then announced her highly-anticipated world tour (opens in new tab). But she still has more glorious surprises up her sleeve. Today, it's the music video for John Wayne.

It's basically the most badass country music video we've ever seen. It starts off innocently enough, with Gaga playing the guitar in her now-signature pink cowboy suit, but it quickly transforms into a booze- and action-packed Wild West adventure. Think: Gaga yelling at a cowboy, lots of motorcycle and horseback riding, irresponsible car driving, and some dimly-lit dance numbers. There's also a pair of insanely high heeled boots that double as a machine gun, since this *is* Lady Gaga.

The video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who previously teamed up with Gaga on the Paparazzi and Telephone music videos. After teasing this video on social media (opens in new tab) and releasing it on Apple Music, the John Wayne video has made it's way to Gaga's Vevo account today. Enjoy:

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Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.