Earlier this week Lady Gaga took the the web to apologize for the recent disappointments of her latest album “ArtPop” here’s what she had to say about the ‘Do What You Want’ Video and Artpop in general.
“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.”
While I understand that when you surround yourself with negative people you get negative results but seriously gaga, you could have waited to come out with something better that what ever it was that you thought artpop would be. I considered myself a true gaga fan. I have her picture and quotes all over my walls (well had) and have all her songs on my ipod, even her unreleased stuff. But she’s been falling off since ‘Born This Way’ then when I heard the first single Applause off the album it was, lets just say lacking something. When I saw the art work for ‘Do What You Want’ and heard the song I was like “OK Lady Gaga” is over.
Say what you want about your team but there was over 25 million invested in to this album. So no your team didn’t let you down all because you had surgery. You basically always have final say, every artist does. You can say I won’t do that.
As far as DWUW video being late, I’m not going to bash. But I’ll just say Beyonce & Rihanna (most of the time) get their videos out there when they say they will. You don’t have anymore pressure than them, and they have a lot more on their plate. If you wanted to get it out you would have.
As far as her surgery goes, she had that surgery a year ago, I remember when she got that injury because it was around my birthday and she canceled the concert for it. So I’m pretty sure you can do a video if you did that SNL performance.
While people are greedy yes, they want to earn a profit for the money you said you’d make them. So yeah if they gave you billions they expect to see trillions, it’s not greed it’s business. If you give someone five dollars and they say that can double that they expect ten dollars not a sob story.
All I have to say to Lady Gaga is, grow up and put your big girl panties on. To the business you’re a product. Yes people will smile in your face when you’re making them money cause you’re holding up your end. When you stop yes they’ll get mad. Don’t get upset because you surrounded yourself with negative people, and understand that everyone isn’t going to be your friend. Also if someone invest 25 million in production and spend the time with your to put together a CD, write the music and everything else that comes with the article than they care. Bottom Line: Get over it. Grow up, & Welcome to the Real world and do your job. You have just as many hours in the day as Beyonce and just as many resources.