The video was shot the weekend of January 22–24, 2011, and was described to be a "profound, so inspiring and so incredibly beautiful" music video. The video was directed by Nick Knight. Make up artist Billy Brasfield, who works with Lady Gaga on all of her videos, described the clip as “the most amazing thing ever," and cried upon his first view. The music video was released on Monday, February 28 at 11:00 am EST (4:00 p.m UTC) on Vevo. In an interview with Billboard, Lady Gaga described the video saying, "It . . . looks completely different than everything I've ever done. It is the birth of the new race. Really deep stuff."
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (2011) Music Video