Lady Gaga Strikes Back at ‘ARTPOP’ Rumors
Lady Gaga has heard the rumors and she can't remain silent any more. Gaga recently unloaded on her LittleMonsters website, clearing the air about rumors that Interscope lost $25 million on her latest album, which forced the label to lay off employees.
Those claims were published shortly after the album's release in a post on the Examiner website that has since been deleted, but Gaga hasn't forgotten about the rumors. Gaga wrote in a post on her website that there is "no truth to many of your comments, including the 25 million dollars deficit. These are rumors that are being repeated and spread. They are completely untrue."
Gaga says that Interscope plans to continue working "ARTPOP," which debuted with sales of 258,000 in its first week, a significant drop compared to her previous releases. Yet Gaga hints there may be trouble brewing inside her inner-circle. "I have lost love [sic] ones to the greed of money [but] it is not Interscope. They in fact love me very much and will see 'ARTPOP' to the end."
At the beginning of her message, Gaga pointed to those unnamed individuals who have betrayed her. "My heart breaks from the people I have trusted and loved who I've worked so closely with, who have used me, lied to me, worked me into the ground for the personal gain," she wrote. "When I woke up in the hospital after my surgery there were many people that were not there. My health did not matter. I did not matter unless I could perform. This is a very hard lesson."
Shortly before the release of "ARTPOP," Gaga split from her longtime manager Troy Carter, but it's unclear if he is the person that Gaga is referring to in her post.
She began her post by thanking her fans for standing by her, writing, "You are so beautiful, and your message to me is so powerful. In fact it is much more than the media."