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Trivia: Lady Gaga
  • Artist Disillusionment: In around 08-09, she was worried that her over-the-top sexual lyrics and stage antics were inappropriate with the relatively little benefit women derive from sex.
    • Artpop was put on hold for three months because Do What U Want didn't go over as planned and the Artpop album wasn't as successful as she wanted it to be, she also said she felt forced into releasing the album before she had made a full and worthwhile recovery,(December/November 2013), as of April 2014 she's started releasing singles and promoting the album again, even touring.
  • Ascended Fanon: In 2009, rumors circulated on the internet that Gaga was either a hermaphrodite or a transsexual. When these rumors reached Gaga, she pointedly refused to deny them... until the Telephone video came out and she flashed her genitals at the camera.
    Prison guard: "I told you she didn't have a dick."
  • Banned In Lebanon: Recently, as a result of "Judas".
    • Following threats by Islamic fundamentalists, Gaga's scheduled performance in Indonesia was cancelled due to security concerns.
    • Born This Way was temporarily banned due to the religious themes of the song above, "Marry The Night", "Bloody Mary", and "Electric Chapel".
  • Breakthrough Hit: "Just Dance", which marked her shift from being Stefani into being Gaga.
  • Creator Backlash: Redid her entire stage show after it didn't go where she wanted it to go, and was generally unhappy with it. After already doing the show for about a month. Went from "evolution in a box X top of the pops" to "getting to my own show in New York X Theater".
  • Doing It for the Art: Given the intense levels of Camp, and the intense levels of Anvilicious mind control imagery, and the intense levels of Fame Monstering, despite the fact that many of her shows are elaborate enough that she literally could not make money on them whatever the turnout, she's making a point about SOMETHING. Good luck getting any agreement on the exact point, though.
  • Dye Hard: She's naturally brunette, but bleached her hair in her early days when people mistook her for Amy Winehouse.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Little Monsters.
    • and damn proud of it...
    • In a bit of Misaimed Fandom: some have have also started calling themselves Goverment Hookers.
  • Fan Nickname: Some people have taken to calling her "Godga", sometimes extended "Praise Godga!". Likewise, Beyoncé is sometimes called "Beysus". Gaga also has the nicknames of "Lady Caca" ("Spanish for "crap", when not Cock-a"), "Man Gaga", and "Lady Gag".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: In "Paparazzi", "Oh hey it's Eric from True Blood! Or Iceman from Generation Kill! Or the "Ha-ha-HAAAAA!!!" guy (Alexander Skarsgård) from Zoolander!"
    • If you're familiar with VH1 reality shows, too, you'll recognize the three blondes she makes out with halfway through as the Swedish triplets from Daisy of Love.
    • In "Telephone" Tyrese Gibson, as well as Jai Rodriguez as a reporter. Justin Tranter is a diner patron, right behind Tyrese.
    • Norman Reedus of "The Walking Dead" and The Boondock Saints pops up as Judas in the titular video (see below).
    • Taylor Kinney from the Vampire Diaries and Shameless in You And I as the mad scientist.
    • Andy Coehn plays Zeus, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Youtube personality Adam "Sky Does Minecraft" Dahlberg pop up in G.U.Y
  • One of Us: Cyndi Lauper says of Lady Gaga - Don’t take this the wrong way, but with you I never have to worry about being the geek!...It’s nice because she’s a partner in crime now. We’re two geeks!’
  • Promoted Fangirl: She boasts that there is no Madonna fan bigger than her, and she has shared the stage with Madonna a few times. Though she has also entered a feud with her. Make of that what you will. She is also a keen Britney fan, and was going to give Telephone to her. They may do a duet in the future.
  • Retroactive Recognition/She Also Did: She once had a bit part in The Sopranos. Seriously. "The Telltale Moozadell," as "Girl at Swimming Pool #2." It's on YouTube.
  • Schedule Slip: In February 2013 she sustained a hip injury that required surgery and was forced to cancel the remainder of her tour as a result.
  • What Could Have Been: Subverted. This YouTube video, taken directly from Bunny-Ears Lawyer above, is, to quote the video's title, "Vintage Lady Gaga". This is what Stefani Germanotta was like before she became Lady Gaga. However, if you look closely, you'll notice she essentially looks like a more voluptuous Sara Bareilles and plays like Norah Jones. So, if she didn't become Lady Gaga, then we'd have on our hands a sort of Broken Fanbase calling her a clone of those two artists.
    • Taken from the opposite point of view, "Stefani Germanotta" might have been an example of Clark Kenting. Gaga's contemporaries — including a few of her critics, such as fellow NYU grad Lindsay Ellis — can testify that her weirdness isn't an act.
    • Then there's the question of whether she would've been half as successful if she kept going that route instead of doing the crazy stuff she's known for. (The answer to that question is "No, she wouldn't be", by the way.)
    • However, on a few rare occasions, Lady Gaga will still give performances like in that YouTube video.
    • Sadly, played straight since Michael Jackson really wanted to work with her before he passed away.
    • Also, apparently, "Just Dance" was originally written as a hard rock song.
    • She originally wrote Telephone for Britney Spears who recorded a demo version but this was left off her The Singles Collection album. [1].
    • Given the Latin overtones and references in the lyrics, you'd think the video for Alejandro would reflect it at least to some extent.
    • Blowback from the incident at the VMAs lead to the cancellation of the Fame Kills tour with Kanye West.
    • The Edge of Glory's music video. Reportedly, the video was to include a Latin Lover that would kiss Lady Gaga, fashionable medics, a news reporter akin to the one on Telephone and a bunch of military men packing M16s. What we actually got was the result of a dispute between Gaga and Joseph Kahn, one of the video's producers.
    • Island Def Jam was the original label that she was working with, but was let go when (now former) president L.A. Reid wasn't impressed with her first cut demo. Reid now says he wished he gave her another chance.
    • Just imagine how public opinion of Gaga would have changed if she had passed away while she was still 27...
  • Word of God: In an interview with Australian radio, Lady Gaga said most of the placements were gratuitously placed there as a comment on American society. Apparently you are meant to feel sick by the end of the clip; that's authorial intent. On the other hand, given it's Gaga, one cannot rule out mind-altering drugs or Schrodinger's Intent as the real reason for these items being there.
  • Working Title: "Dope" was I Wanna Be With You and "Aura" was Burqa.

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