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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."
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.
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".
"Lady Caca" would be insanely ironic; the name Lady Gaga came from a mishearing of Queen's song "Radio Ga Ga", which in TURN came from a mishearing of Roger Taylor saying "radio ca-ca" while listening to a bad song on the radio while Queen was in Los Angeles
Not to mention such gems as "Lady Gag-Gag" and "Lady Gay-Gay" (a nod to her being an LGBT rights activist) Lady Caca also.
Also Lady Dada, Mama Monster, and The Lady of Gagalupe.
A tongue-in-cheek remix compilation done by Digital Vomit credited the tracks to her as "Lady Gagging."
On the other hand, several fictional characters have also been nicknamed Lady Gaga, generally because of their blond hair and/or their outrageousfashionsenses. Here are some examples:
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.