Lady GaGa Is Mismanaged, Causing Redundancies And Other Pop-Woes
WHEN Bad Romance landed, it looked like Lady GaGa was going to conquer the whole world, forever. For a time, she could barely put a foot wrong. Each video was a huge pop event, each single had a chorus destined to remove all the tops on all the dancefloors.
Then, something fell flat. GaGa lost momentum. GaGa went from delightfully divisive and ambitious to being stuck in a rut. The talent, clearly still there and the comforting kookiness still shone, but there was something missing and suddenly, she didn’t have ‘it’, whatever ‘it’ was.
Why? Well, Gaga took to her own personal social network – Little Monsters – to tell fans she is being ‘gravely mismanaged’.
Apologising to fans about the delay of her ‘Do What U Want’ video, she said:
“It is late because, just like with the ‘Applause’ video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honoured.”
“Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result.”
“Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more.”
“I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own.”
“My label was not aware that this was going on. The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP’s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most.”
“Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. Open your hearts to me again that I may show you the joy of us coming together through our talents, that we are stronger as a unit than when we are alone. Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters. Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world.”
Of course, one of the problems is that GaGa has sacked a lot of the team that were around when she was at her most vital and, with regards to ‘Do What U Want’, there’s the small matter of R Kelly’s past being in the press again, prompting another release of the record doing the rounds with Kelly replaced with Christina Aguilera on vocal duties.
There’s also reports that ‘ARTPOP’ lost her record label millions, resulting in staff redundancies.
An Examiner article claimed that label Interscope lost £15 million from the singer’s third album and that, even though the LP sold 258,000 copies in its first week of sales in The States, this was below what the label was hoping for.
GaGa, again on her Little Monsters network, said that there was ”no truth to many of your comments, including the 25 million dollars deficit,” adding: “I have lost love ones to the greed of money… It is not interscope. They in fact love me very much and will see ‘ARTPOP’ to the end.”
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