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Lady Gaga Apologizes For 'ARTPOP'

What began as an explanation for the delay of Lady Gaga's "Do What You Want" music video quickly evolved into an apology to fans for what we can only describe as part one of the ARTPOP era. Specifically she put her management team on blast. 

Lady Gaga now explains that the "next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning."

Check out Gaga's full message to her Little Monsters:

DWUW Video

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 my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. 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.

What do you make of Gaga's apology to her fans, Instincters? Is there anything to forgive? Are you looking forward to the new beginning of the ARTPOP era?


Love to ya Lady Gaga!  No worries, folks get greedy in business and forget they get paid based on the production of the art.  For the folks who don't understand the illusion she is presenting in both her comments and her persona .. you don't understand the art and are there for the pop.  No worries your money pays the bills :-)!

I studied art. Sh*t the eff up.  :)

The funny thing is that you Gaga fans can never seem to be able to explain exactly what it is that rest of us "don't get". When you get asked to explain you just tell us that if we were able to get it we would have done so by now. Maybe we're missing the point, or perhaps it is just that Gaga fans can't accept that not everything she does is brilliant. Oh and what exactly does YOUR money pay for might I ask? Does Gaga have 2 bank accounts? One for money from people in it for the pop (as you put it) and one for people who are supposedly real fans? What a strange statement to make.

Did ARTPOP flop?

lets just say it's an ARTPLOP!

I think most of you are shitting on GaGa for no reason. Art pop is a great album and all your negative comments are hurtful not just to her but her true fans. I say to all of you to keep your bullshit comments to yourself and go walk into a blazing fire. 

True gaga fans don't hate one and another they will stand up and fight but not bash people because of their opinions on something like Gaga's album or another artist I love you gaga and I'm looking forward to another great album  

I'll be more than happy to push you in first

She's nothing but the Sarah Palin of the music world. A pathetic never was that needs to stfu and go away once and for all

Lady GaGa has had some good runs and ARTPOP has some hits and misses on it. I wasnt too big on Applause. But I kinda liked Dope. I am not a fan of her image either. She is talented. Extremely talented. But I must say, my favorite song by her isnt an original. It has to be the song she did with Tony Bennet, The Lady is a Tramp. Lady GaGa, we love you. We love you a lot. You already have an amazing talent. But you are trying too hard to be different. It is becoming a bit too much. I think that one of the earlier posters was right, I think on your next album, please focus on your greatest asset. And that is your voice. Damn girl, I wish I could have the male version of those golden pipes you have.

She is not extremely talented, she is middle of the road.

She Claims to be a creative force herself, a goddess, Fair enough! Then why does she put the responsibility of her flop album on everyone else if she is such a creative force! i think she is showing ingratitude and that is not cool. before its the release of artpop there was huge huge publicity so it is not nice for her to pretend that we have ammnesia and dont remember how well promoted it was. gaga you should start working on a new material instead of moaning about you being a fail, Katy, Beyonce, and Miley did better, well STEP UP YOUR GAME!

Gaga sucks! Please go away already. Ur music since Born this Way is no good. U have grown tired. The real great news is this year we get a new Madonna cd.

Look WILLIAM stfu if you don't like her then fuck off don't listen to her music all you haters are just anti-monsters so stfu leave our mother monster alone. And William do us a favour fuck off .

She can rerelease her CD in a limited edition collection and rename it ARTFLOP, because a FLOP it is.

Matthrew, fuck off if you don't like Madonna then don't listen to her music.... I hate lady gaga! I think her artpop album is worse and lowest sale cds!

I have to wonder if half of the people criticizing her in these comments are anybody she had fired. If so, SUCKS TO SUCK.

calling people monsters.. what a fucking cunt

you obviously aren't a lady gaga fan... if you were you would understand why she calls us monsters, ignorant cunt

Poor caca, accept yor music is shit and a flop. LORD flopga you should retire now before the flop is unstoppable hahaha the flopball tour hasn't sold hall the tickets again and you don't have a #1 song with fart Poop ah hahaha 

so long LORD caca

I like the CD.  Its the only one I have bought in Years!

Lady Gaga is a phenomenally talented woman. Period! Any denial of that is based on personal opinion rather than the fact of her incredible voice.

Having said that, I have to admit that I have yet to truly be moved, inspired, awed or even impressed by 90% of what she puts out. My disdain was based mostly on the overblown and (sorry Little Monsters) unoriginal image that was shoved down our throats and this idea that she was so innovative and edgy that everyone should sit up and take notice. Her popularity was fueled by the very same media that her fans claim is responsible for the negativity and they need to realize that you can't have it both ways; in other words don't criticize the media when they aren't reporting in a way that is pleasing to you.

I love many pop divas and don't subscribe to this ridiculous theory that if you like Madonna (which I do) then you can't like Gaga, or if you like Beyonce, you can't like Rihanna. Who we like should be based on output not made up feuds that pit artists against each other. And anyone with eyes and a sense of history can see that ALL ARTISTS are influenced by or borrow from the past. It's unfortunate that Gaga seems so reluctant to admit how much someone like Madonna has inspired her.

In the case of ARTPOP - I tried. I REALLY REALLY tried because I loved the song Applause and the video. I bought the album and struggled numerous times to like it. Repeated plays made me appreciate more of the tracks but I could never say that this was a great CD or great music. These are not songs that will hold up over time, nor are they songs that are memorable in my opinion. Does that mean that Gaga is crap? Hardly. She's got the pipes and the writing talent to impress anyone who allows themselves to be open to it - now if only she'd take the time to utilize those two things and actually give the public something that is substantial and not just an artistic statement.  All artists are under tremendous pressure to produce - after all the music business is just that...a business designed to make money - so to use that as an excuse is a cop out.

I may never be a true fan of hers but I'm not ready for her to "go away" as some people would like. I would prefer to see her evolve and put out the good music I know she has in her. This is not a case of Justin Bieber, whose "talent" is marginal, or even Miley Cyrus (also marginal). Hell, even Katy Perry needs to grow up and stop singing songs that sound like a 14 year old should be recording them. Gaga is the real deal. Once she makes a decision to stop relying solely on image and trying to merely increase The Fame, she may end up being a great artist instead of just a good one.

" Does that mean that Gaga is crap? Hardly. She's got the pipes and the writing talent to impress anyone who allows themselves to be open to it - "

Writing talent  ?  On what planet  ?


i'm not trying to hate on her at fact i love the song Do What You Want....however not only did interscope promote her album with so much $ but since it did so bad they had to fire 50 people allegedly. She claims most of her fame on being original when in fact her looks and music are copies from previous artists...the only difference is she exaggerates them....if MDNA came on stage riding a horse.....she'll come on stage riding 2 horses painted pink with "artpop" spray painted on them. Focus more on your music than ur image and please we get it you love your body but do you have to be naked on stage every performance you give same thing goes for Miley. Katy Perry has tits and ass and a great physique and her Roar music video was the most skin she ever showed. 

Have everyone taken the time to listen to her album, Artpop? It gets addictive, the beat is sick. I thought I hated it until I loved it. LOVE ALL THE SONGS (EXCEPT SWINE). I have no idea why it's a flop (still, one of the bestsellers of 2013). Please listen before you give hatred comment. tq

Yes, everyone older than you has heard it, in numerous songs from the past decades.

The fact is it sold a third of her last one, and here in the UK failed to make the Best Sellers of 2013 album chart, so no, it wasn't one of the best sellers of 2013, not by a long chalk.

The fact is she was tweeting the DWYW video had weeks of planning and a 3 day shoot, now suddenly it was no planning and thrown together? So what is true and what is a lie?

Gaga has always talked herself up but now it's falling apart it's everyone around her that's to blame? Is she a puppet or a 'Goddess'? She can't be both.

IGNORANCE FROM QUEENS!!!! Hmmmmmm Seems To Be An On Going Thing In The Gay Community Its Pathetic !!! Why Say Hurtful Things About Someone You Dont Even Know? Are You That Bored With Your Own Lives ?? HATE Is Not A Good LOOK !!! Look At Yourseld In The Mirror And Ask Yourself Why Am I SOOO Hateful Toward Others ? When Most Of The Hold World Already Hates Us As Gay People !!! I Mean Really ????

I love her immensely but I'm sorry I've listened to art poop over and over trying to find the art or pop in it ..its not an easy album to swallow and sounds dated and far from goddess like ...def trying to hard she has a great voice but is missing on this album with the over produced over synthd boring tracks.. at least if your gonna auto tune and over synth ever track make it fun and catchy ie britney jean

All of u r hypocrites and infidels. If you don't have anything positive to say and go about it on a comment line. When she has no time of day to listen to your stupid remarks.  Just Remember that your living in your pathetic world and pissed off because you can't make it to where you dreamed of goin.  Don't hate on someone who has.  You fuckin dumb ass bitches 

You sound so eloquent

I like her music but really? A goddess? Please smh

So much hate in these comments. If you don't like her, don't listen to her. However I think the negativity and spitefulness is unnecessary. 

Her album is FAAAR from being a flop. It is a great album & she is a great artist! Leave her alone , I don't understand all the anger toward her get a life people!

Anyone who considers themselves a God or Goddess, is in for a fall !

Blutheboy - Could you be any more hateful? Lady Gaga is a gem in today's blasé pop world.

Even when what she does has been done before  ?

You sound a bit clueless

Staph-infection Germ-a-nothing, give it a rest already; you perform with pedo's, you wear fur, you lied about having had surgery to avoid slow ticket sales(and you even had to give then away for free, loser), you back tracked being a gay icon(even though you have more than full support of the Gay Dollar...made your trani dick Hollar!), you ripped off a bunch of indie artists with Fart Poop, your antics and shock value are boring, tired, and uninspired; you fired the people who made your brand what it is(dumb ass), you also killed and took the name of the one woman whose shadow you rode to the top, you crap on Madonna (and other artists) and then you rip-off her look, sound and other aspects of her body of work; you deny in this pathetic apology what an averous cow you truly are...PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP. You're beyound REDUCTIVE...You're past your prime and own being a responsible failure cause you can't you Proud Insignificant Dog Queef!!

LOL People are so hateful....Her album sold like 608,000 copies already. Her newest video has been delayed, who cares? ARTPOP is a kick ass album!

Fart Poop eats shit!

She was cursed by all the dead animals she wears who were electrocuted by probes up the ass and burned to death from the inside-out, and skinned alive for her fucking "coats", which she paid $250,000 for, in fucking Russia, no less.  Bitch is over. 

The bitch is so fucking over...

Leave her alone you bastards.

Always the victim though. Always.

Jesus Christ, is this reductive biatch ever gonna stop her wining?  She whines about everything, when it goes wrong, man up for once stop your bitchin and complaining, apparently she it's never her fault things go wrong. It was not her fault that "Born this way" was a straight duplication of the Queens hit "Express Yourself" it was not her fault that her fans were attacking Madonna at one point, and now it not her fault "Artflop" flopped.  Huney it SUCKED!  This has to be the worst album of your career, let it go.  The reason why your so called friends did not stand by you it's because the album is shit, the music business is about making money not losing, it seems that you are beginning to start a trend, remember your tour in 2012?  A disaster, Livenation lost money on yout trek, get over yourself, stop complaining, your album sucked that is the reason they threw your ugly ass back on the road with a much tamer carefully priced tour, to make up for the album losses, nobody cares shut the fck up and disappear please!

She's a common reductive cunt.

I care! Stop commenting on something you don't like as if you are someine who should be highly valued of! You don't like her music, plug your ears then. Simple as that!

THis has to be Carlos.


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