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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?

Comments

I just am so tired of the word “art” thrown around these days by pop singers, but especially this Lady of Toucan overuses it.

Think about it. Do great rock bands/pop bands carry on about their art when they discuss their music? They just try to write good songs and let their songs speak for themselves.

I’d like her to explain this whole concept of “art” that she talks so endlessly about, and that apparently so many people like Billboard, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Glamour, The Telegraph (UK) need schooling on.

Gaga needs to be kicked out away maybe Alaska and return to her point of origin. We don't need this left wing gas bag spewing her garbage of America, our rights,
and our customs from within our own shores.

Gaga is an attention seeker. Her sole motivation is to be famous. Nothing more nothing less!

Philosophers to the likes of Tolstoy, Hegel, Wittgenstein and Maritain all attempted to formulate an objective definition to the subjective topic of art. All attempts failed. Art can best be described as that which provides a particular kind of pleasure, emotion, meaning and importance. To Gaga and her fans this is what ArtPop provides. To the rest of you who don't get it, move on!  And I must add... strip some of the ArtPop tracks from EDM  to accoustic, and you will find serious social statements masked by electronica. 

"...the Goddess I know I truly am..."

Arrogant much? People that narcissistic deserve to fail. Yuck.

She was called ''the god of love'' for her philanthropic way to be, that is what she tries to say.

THE MOST OVERRATED SINGER IN THE 21ST CENTURY (AND NOT QUITE ORIGINAL, TOO)
 

I've read all of these comments almost and every single one is a mirrored image of the one before. Yeah ARTPOP didn't make the sales or the charts like it was advertised. But since Applause was released everyone had the mindset that ARTPOP was gonna flop before any other songs were released which is so fucking terrible. It's actually an amazing album but of course, I guess you've actually got to have a brain for something that's not your cookie cutter popstar shit. And every single song has a deeper meaning and she has a lot of metaphors in all her work. What you say about her copying someone is called inspiration. If you know anything about writing music, you'll know that if you have a song stuck in your head, that song will come out in a way in the music and the lyrics. Just like every other artist. Everyone has a song that sounds like one of the past artists. There's so much unneeded hate for Gaga because she puts a lot of theatre in her fame. Yeah she likes the spotlight or she wouldn't have become famous. And I noticed a comment how her fans were hateful and she needs to say something to them. She definitely has. She's said several things about it calling them fake fans and all that. But she has no control over what her fans do. No celebrity does. All your 

Useless piece of shit.

Short but true...

I'm just sick of her and her ugly outfits. She's trying to be Madonna, but Madonna was hot and sexy and still looks better than Gaga now. Her first album was ok, but then she went in to rip off other artists mode. Now her music is a joke and she is too. Her fans are the most hateful and rude fans in the world. They have caused fans of other artists not to buy anything by Gaga. It's like they turned every fan of any other artist against Gaga for good. Good luck on getting them back. The damage is done.

It is a showbiz and critics are everywhere. If you are a celebrity, you get as many good things and also bad things. You sign up for this and you have no one to blame except yourself.

Now, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out. This album is the ultimate "ARTFLOP" ! Apart from the lack of depth, your fans are actually killing this album. Your fans are bunch of idiots. Why?

Gaga, please don't let your fans be so hideously damaging, hurtful, spread violence on the social media. If you are a "Mother Monster" why haven't you as a responsible young woman said "no violence" to Monsters because it reflects badly on you. If you believe and stand for kindness, self-accepted, positive self-image and individuality don't let Monsters try to tear other people down. You said you are anti-bullying but why you can be a true "leader"? 

So Lady, Stefani, Germanotta, Gaga, Mother, Anti-Bullying Champion whatever you want to be called, Monsters reflect you. If this you want out in this world of music...this is how you want to be perceived..carry on. Please continue wasting your time by making an album only for your vile and childish fans to enjoy it. As a "mother"....Lady Gaga, you are the worst example of a leader. You want a hype, go and Tweet your fans about a thing called...RESPECT and walk the talk. However, before you do that make sure you stop at the dry cleaner and pick your meat dress. You actually need that because 2-3 years from now, the only thing people will remember about you because of that dress. :(

In the US:-

The Fame - 4,525,000

The Fame Monster - 1,566,000

Born This Way-  2,101,000

ARTPOP - 500k (and struggling)

*Gaga the first artist to have two albums in the top five list of all-time biggest second-week percentage drops in the Nielsen SoundScan era. LOL

Tell you why I hate Born This Way and Artpop...because the lyrics, and the delivery, and the videos, all suggest to me the same message: "here I am, I'm exactly what you want Monsters, and you can have me right now if you like, baby". They're so fucking passive

The lyrics are all like, "Am I hot enough in this garbage for you? Did I weird enough to turn you on? Do you like good girls? Bad girls? We can do whatever you want, baby. I'll just be lying attractively over here while you play your games, biting my lip and waiting to service you...bla bla bla".

I don't get a sense of real emotion, genuine feeling, an urge to tell a story, to expose a hurt, to soothe an ache, anything. And I don't ask for that from Katy Perry, because everything about Katy Perry screams "I Am a Human Barbie, Please Consider Me in That Light When Passing Judgments." Gaga on the other hand is trying on the persona of the jaded chanteuse, the world-weary crooner with a string of broken hearts, and yet I cannot find a fucking shred of heart in those songs. I can barely find a sentient human consciousness.

If, years from now, we realize she was doing a concept album from the perspective of an inflatable love doll, I'll knit her a Grammy by hand. But until then, I reserve the right to loathe her especially soulless pop....

++++++++++LADY GAGA DIES AT THE AGE OF 27++++++++++++

ARTPOP should come with a money back guarantee sticker on the cover.

You are doing something quite wrong when you go from having one of the most acclaimed and successful pop records like The Fame Monster was, to something like ARTPOP. This record is highly overproduced and sounds dated, it seems like she has no aim to evolve, she's stuck with cheap EDM music beats.

Lady Gaga's lyrics have never been a highlight, however stupid lyrics can get a pass if the production and execution of the song is good overall. Not the case this time, the only song that can approach these qualifications is Bad Romance. The rest is overproduced, oversung, oversexualized, incoherent and poorly executed.

She made so much hype about Applause before its release. Interviews, Tweets, a countdown on Facebook... Well the song comes out and its mediocre. Anyone who bought the single should have every right to feel duked.

Let's talk about Gaga's pretentiousness. Wasn't this labeled as the new Thriller by someone in her team? Well, someone should hit that guy's head. The title not only is pretentious also cringeworthy and brainfart. I wonder if this is really what Gaga's conceive as art mixing with pop culture or she just got lost in the process, as per usual. This is more like Gaga singing about how much she likes to get praised, and talking about meaningless stuff, something she has been doing since record number one. Fame, money, sex, love. How innovative, does she still have something different to offer, besides her obnoxious, ridiculous and desperate look-at-me costumes?

If we take ARTPOP as the answer for this question, is a big NO. Please America...grow up !!!

Overexposure is what happened to Ms. Stefani Germagornorrhea.  

The constant need to be in the public eye and the outlandish costumes have gotten stale.  Now, she has resorted to appearing in the nude, a sure sign of a has-been trying to stay relevant.

Artpop is so bad even Santa refused to give it away for free......

Germagornorrhea ??? LOL

I would actually say the reason she is 'flopping' is because more and more people are onto the fact she is a shallow, manipulated and controlled media 'hype', blatantly pushing all manner of 'Illuminati' and satanic messages for the boys and girls of today's youth culture - who are not quite as vapid and stupid as people think.

The masses are onto the fact they are being lied to by someone who isn't quite what she seems. Anyone who watched her lucifarian video to Alejandro, replete with inverted crosses and blatant occult symbolism soon cottoned on to the fact that there is more to this than meets the eye for 'crazy old GaGa'...

More people would respect her if she decided to be honest and turned whistleblower on what is REALLY going on in the music business and talking about REAL things - instead of peddling occultism to kids and pretending to be something she isn't.

Best of luck though because she wont get my money no more...

Gaga tries to look so hard to be seen as "artistic", but the only thing she actually managed to come out with...a trying hard desperate pathetic narcissist !!!

ARTPOP is the worst album of the decade.

Glad to know the public hates her music except 1.4 million stupid Monsters who bought this garbage worldwide.

Lady Gaga is an imposter a human tumbler account. All her music, costumes, and Madonna-esque persona come from brilliant artist before her. She doesn't write her own songs completely (look at her credits in Artpop) she only wrote 2-3 songs. She needs at least 6-7 people to come out with a lukewarm hit song like Applause or Do What U Want. Yup but she takes credit for them all. Embarassing and phony.

She is a flop con artist who shouldn't be paid for literally copying other people's work!!! Lil monsters can cry all they want that she doesn't copy and writes all her albums the only people they fool are 10-17 year olds.

Monsters kill Gaga's career. The most universally despised group of fans in the world.

Q: Is there anything to forgive?

A: Yes, for polluting the media with her fugly face.

Now go away. Gaga, you bore me to death !

She’s definitely peaked here – thank goodness. For a while she was ubiquitous. She just makes me ragey because she is lazy and derivative and encourages a whole gang of people to pass meaninglessness off as interpretation. I live in NY – we have enough bad art here as it is. I don’t need her encouraging more.

RIP Lady Gaga (2008-2014)

It's easy t understand why ARTPOP flops.

Any singers who rely on "schtick" instead of simply writing ground-breaking tunes that people can truly appreciate and evoke emotions.  Once the "shock value" of being different wears off, you damn well better have something else to back it up, and quite frankly, she doesn't.  She's just a run-of-the-mill pop star with many cheap Euro-thrash flavor. 

Once her odd-ness became commonplace for her, it's no longer going to garner the media attention that it used to, so the only thing left to talk about is asslicking her fans and begging them to download her songs from iTunes multiple times, watching YouTube, which to be honest, is just recycled Cher, Donna Summer, Kylie and Madonna's era. Of course these pop stars do not need to go on Twitter telling the world how good they music would sound and let their music speak.....

She is in a contest with herself to outdo her last exhibition. Boring !

ARTPOP is the worst album of the millennium. 258k 1st week sales in the US despite 25 million marketing cost. Now, that's tragic !!!

Her sole motivation is just to be famous. Nothing to do with music or art.

I just am so tired of the word “art” thrown around these days by pop singers, but especially Gaga overuses it. Think about it. Do great rock bands/pop bands carry on about their art when they discuss their music? They just try to write good songs and let their songs speak for themselves.

Gaga is an attention seeker. I’d like her to explain this whole concept of “art” that she talks so endlessly about, and that apparently so many journalists from the Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Glamour, The Telegraph (UK) praised her.

The main problem with Gaga she hasn't evolved any...she's devolving.If i was her, I would create a totally new persona, get rid of that stupid embarrassing name "Gaga" completely and change the sound to something more stripped down and maybe go into a different genre like P!nk or Hard Rock or Soul. Those flashy and cheap pop EDM tunes come off sounding so cheap and basic after a while.

Leave it to Miley, Bieber or ....just turn the stove and lie down, Gaga!

Lady Gaga sucks. Full stop. Period.

The main problem with Gaga is that she sucks and has always sucked and will always suck.

UGH! Same old "Reductive" bullshit coming from Gaga and her fucked up "monster's" garbage. She's the devil in disguise trying to mislead all you fools into her fucked up world. She can't separate fantasy from reality. A "Goddess" LMAO!!! WoW! What a goof! WHat was she high on this time when she wrote her pathetic apology letter...Playing the same old "pitty me" "I'm the victim" once again...what garbage! Just like her music and "talent" she seems to think she has! FUCK OFF & GO AWAY!... Neeeeext!

 Ok. Look. All you people on here who wish to bash the shit out of Lady Gaga, for having the balls to do something NONE of you would EVER do. Go somewhere else with that bull shit. I am sorry that you do not know how the fame world works. Ok, so there is not a scar showing, HELLO ITS CALLED COVER UP!!!!!!! Fucking idiots. She apologized for something that happened, and she was ill. When you are ill, do you do all that you say you will do? No, I dont think so. So give Lady Gaga a break, she is HUMAN JUST AS YOU AND I ARE! Now, this is to Lady Gaga, if she reads this. You had no reason to apologize. If they are your true friends, and fans they will understand. Keep doing you, I and many of your other Little Monsters love you and forever support you. Get well and keep up the great work. :) <3

" Ok. Look. All you people on here who wish to bash the shit out of Lady Gaga, for having the balls to do something NONE of you would EVER do. - "

What Balls  ?

Shissssshhhhhhhh.... I'm pooping.

ugh... gaga fans should go get raped with a brick and a broken bottle. 

And sociopaths who suggest that other people should be raped with broken bottles should locked up until they rot or we fry them on an electric chair. You fucking piece of shit.

What is wrong with you?  Please get mental help and stay away from any weapons.

Lady Victim much?  Where's her fucking scar from the so called hip surgery? Bitch has been running around naked for the last 4 months and there's no scar! She needs to take ownership for her shitty music! 

I've had the same surgery on both hips, the scars are so tiny, as they do it arthroscopically. The 4 or 5 tiny incisions in have on both legs, are right in the groin fold. So unless you are intimate with her, you would never see them.  Read up my friend. 

i think she is identifying that this album has not been as successful as prior ones. She seems to attribute illness and poor management, but also is accepting it as her responsibility, and her problem to fix. I appreciate that, and don't have a reason to think she just made up a surgery as an excuse -there are many more plausible alternatives should could've chosen if that were her intention.

That's right.  Blame everyone else except yourself.  The hip surgery was a sham.  She was merely exhausted from being pushed to hard.  Welcome to the music industry, hunni!

who is she to call herself a goddess? Delusions of grandeur!

First off no one who calls themselves "monsters" can give a true statement. I don't consider myself a "monster" at all but understand and can appreciate all types of music, this cd point blank was well done. As for her apology I agree with some folks, she really caught up In her own and where there's a mistake or downfall she's  able to blame someone else. Not fair singers, if you can write the music and get the praise you she be able to take the negative as well.

The cd point blank was not well done.

I meant can't give

Gaga was good at the start of her career shes now fallen for her own hype and releases plastic badly written songs she can blame those around her but really she wrote and recorded the songs no one held a gun to her head artpop is the worse album she has ever recorded. She needs to brush it under the rug now and collect herself stop believing her own hype and come up with something inventive and original because most of us are losing faith that she has it in her anymore. A good start maybe to cut the ties with the bullying trolling monster brigade who threaten babies lives wish cancer, aid and death on people and are the main bullies on the net for a lady so anti bullying it seems her monsters haven't listened to a word she has said and she needs to speak out against them now before all sane rational people are driven away from giving her a chance by them.

Where was she good at the start of her career  ?   It's all basic-ass songs.

She had to do something right, because she is #2 on Forbes celebrity 100 list. Right up there... #2 to #1.Oprah :P

Her album debuted at number one. She had two songs from that album in the top 10 and she made over 80 million dollars last year. Can I please be a flop like this?

Katy, Lorde and Miley's songs all went #1. Gaga and her ARTPOOP ?

LMFAO

Officially #1 in less than 10 countries despite all the hype. Nice try, Jose.

I believe in you Gaga. Don't let us monsters down and stay true to your word.

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