• Wed, Sep 21 2011

What’s The Deal With Yüyi, Lady Gaga’s Mermaid Alter-Ego

Lady Gaga just released the third of what will be five Haus of U Fashion videos, and in the vid she stars as the creature mermaid Yüyi. Of Gaga’s many alter-egos, this scaly sea-thing with fused breasts is definitely one of the strangest. Let’s take a look back at the history of Yüyi.

Lady Gaga debuted the character when she performed “The Edge of Glory” on Le Grand Journal.

Next, Gaga brought her mermaid out for a performance of “You and I” at Sydney’s Monster Hall. Since her legs were bound together inside a tail, Gaga used a wheelchair to get around. The performance was criticized by Bette Midler, who accused Gaga of stealing her own wheelchair-bound mermaid character, Delores Delago. She said the following on Twitter: “Dear @ladygaga Ive been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits-mermaid’s mine.”

Yüyi was featured in the “You and I” video, which was released in August. Here, the mermaid emerges from a bathtub to join other alter-egos like Jo Calderone and Bride.

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