A Russian billionaire gave the pop singer the huge sum for the chance to star alongside her in the nine-minute promo for ‘Alejandro’.
The wealthy admirer, who is only known as Arkady, can be spotted in the video playing a cop dressed in a black leather hat and coat.
The 30 year old said: “Yes it was me in the clip, but I can’t give further details.”
Gaga is also said to have been sworn to secrecy about his part in the promo.
The short film has attracted criticism for its religious overtones, which include the ‘Poker Face’ singer swallowing rosary beads whilst dressed as a nun.
Director Steven Klein insists the themes in the video aren t meant to upset Christians, saying: It s not meant to denote anything negative. It represents the character’s battle between the dark forces of this world and the spiritual salvation of the Soul.
“Thus at the end of the film, she chooses to be a nun, and the reason her mouth and eyes disappear is because she is withdrawing her senses from the world of evil and going inward towards prayer and contemplation.”