Lady Gaga Explains ‘Do What U Want’ Video Delay in Another Post Likely About Ex-Manager
We're calling a pop music emergency.
We're worried about Lady Gaga. She has issued another depressing post on her Little Monsters social media site, explaining the delay of her 'Do What U Want' video with R. Kelly. So far, the vid is MIA, as we've only seen sexy teaser photos.
She spoke again about those who have betrayed her, something she addressed over the weekend.
We can't help but wonder if these thinly-veiled claims are levied at her former management team. Because, really, who else would they be about?
Gaga once again says that Interscope is not to blame, which further leaves us thinking it has something to do with her former manager Troy Carter, with whom she split in November.
Gaga never explicitly says his name, but the inference is there and judging by what she writes, she doesn't need to. We are picking up what she is putting down.
She says that while she was recovering, things floundered and she seems to suggest that 'ARTPOP' got off to a sluggish start because of people who didn't truly care are no longer involved -- again, another HUGE hint -- and now she can breathe new life into the album.
It's surprising to think that the label was in the dark about the mismanagement issues, since Gaga is one of Interscope's most prominent artists. Gaga and Carter also seemed like quite a pair, building her brand from the ground up, together. It leaves us wondering what went down between them, why and how. Although, there is a hint that it was about money.
Below is her full post, along with a screenshot of it.
We are worried about her, since she sounds sad. This is not the Gaga we know and love, placing blame elsewhere. We understand that she had a major surgery and that in-demand pop stars rely on their team to handle the business end of things; that is what they are paid to do.
But there is such a tone of sorrow and defeat in her post, even though she vows to rejuvenate 'ARTPOP.'
It's as though she is admitting the album has failed and wants someone to take the fall for it.
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.