Singer claims the delays and difficulties surrounding her ARTPOP album campaign were due to her being 'betrayed' by the people around her
Lady Gaga has claimed her recent ARTPOP album campaign was 'mismanaged' and that people around her 'betrayed' her.
Explaining the series of problems that have hampered the campaign around her third album, including the delay for the video to her recent single Do What You Want, the singer said: "It is late because, just like with the 'Applause' video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. 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."
The comments were posted onto the singer's Little Monsters social networking site, in which the star also said: "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."
It has been a turbulent year for the singer. ARTPOP, which was released in November 2013, topped the UK charts but failed to replicate the huge sales of her debut The Fame or even its follow-up Born This Way. That same month Gaga parted company with Troy Carter, her manager since 2007. On top of this, the singer has suffered health problems, undergoing surgery for hip pain that forced her to cancel several dates on her Born This Year back in February 2013.
These health problems were acknowledged in her post: "Unfortunately after my surgery, I was too sick, too tired and too sad to control the damage on my own," she wrote. "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 … 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."
ARTPOP has currently sold less than 200,000 copies in the UK, unlike her debut album which is approaching 3m sales. The star begins an American tour in March.
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