“Telephone” is a song recorded by Lady Gaga which features American R&B singer Beyoncé for Gaga’s third EP, The Fame Monster (2009). The song was written by Gaga, Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels, Lazonate Franklin and Knowles. Inspired by her “Fear of Suffocation Monster,” Gaga explained that the lyrics portray herself preferring the dance floor instead of answering her lover’s phone call and noted that the telephone addressed in the lyrics of the song is, in reality, a person telling her to continue working harder. Musically, “Telephone” consists of an expanded bridge, verse-rap and an epilogue where the voice of an operator announces that the phone line is unreachable. Knowles appears in the middle of the song, singing the verses in a rapid-fire way, accompanied by double beats.