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There’s some shady shade circling Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP

There’s some shady shade circling Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP
November 19, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The Examiner article we quoted in this post is just as shady as the shade surrounding ARTPOP, so please take it all with a grain of salt. I can’t speak for Jeremy, but personally I love ARTPOP, and whatever drama was or wasn’t behind the scenes doesn’t matter to me at all, it’s all about the music in the end, and the music is really good. – MK

Lady Gaga ARTPOP

Has anyone else noticed just how much f**kery is going with Lady Gaga‘s new album ARTPOP? Somewhere between the drummed up competition with Katy Perry, Gaga asking her fans to buy multiple copies for the chance to win a contest, the critics saying that she’s over and all the other weirdness surrounding it, it’s just been really … odd following its inception. Well, it’s about to get weirder: the Examiner has a pretty lengthy piece about some of the darker aspects of Gaga’s ARTPOP, including backroom deals, fake injuries and drug use.

“She originally was going to have the album ready by last Christmas. They made her re-record it. When her tour wasn’t selling, they invented a hip injury and told Gaga to go away for months so the public could be interested in her ‘comeback.’ After the lead single ‘Applause’ didn’t get such a great reception, they made her re-record the album again. I hear that they allegedly paid radio stations in order to put the song at the top of their playlists,” Jacob laughs. “I can’t say for sure what she is doing for Billboard, but they are definitely trying to save her. They let her song “Dope” chart at number 8 this week based on YouTube views that weren’t intended just for her. The magazine also counted thousands of free giveaways of the song for that chart position. They are covering up for her big time. It’s really sad when an industry staple such as Billboard picks favorites and allegedly participates in the payola game,” Jacob says with sadness.

That’s messed up. Whether or not it’s true, it’s pretty obvious Gaga’s always had a fixation on the idea of fame; the problem is that fame is basically a drug nowadays. It’s addictive, self-destructive and people will do literally anything for it. Poor bitch has a serious fame addiction, and by the looks of it, she’s a few steps away from selling her grandmother’s TV to pay for some of that sweet, sweet fame.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.