* ArtistDisillusionment:
** In around 08-09, she was worried that her over-the-top sexual lyrics and stage antics were inappropriate with the [[AllWomenArePrudes relatively little benefit she perceived 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.
* AscendedFanon: 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.
* BannedInChina:
** Banned in Lebanon, 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".
* BreakthroughHit: "Just Dance", which marked her shift from being Stefani into being Gaga.
* CreatorBacklash: 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".
* DoingItForTheArt: Given the intense levels of {{Camp}}, and the intense levels of {{Anvilicious}} mind control imagery, and the intense levels of [[MoneyDearBoy 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.
* DyeHard: She's naturally brunette, but bleached her hair in her early days when people mistook her for Music/AmyWinehouse. Now that Winehouse has passed, she's gone back to having brunette phases.
* FanCommunityNicknames: Little Monsters. In a bit of MisaimedFandom, some have have also started calling themselves Goverment Hookers.
* FanNickname:
** 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" ("[[DontExplainTheJoke Spanish for "crap"]]), while 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. And that's when it's not "Lady Cock-a", "Man Gaga", "Lady Gag", "Lady Gag-Gag", "Lady Gay-Gay" (a nod to her being an LGBT rights activist), "Lady Dada", "Mama Monster", "The Lady of Gagalupe", and "Ga-Galore". 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 [[FashionVictimVillain outrageous]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes fashion]] [[TheFashionista senses]]. Here are some examples:
*** [[http://www.magiccards.info/som/en/26.html A card]] in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' (specifically nicknamed ''"OMG they killed Lady Gaga!"'')
*** [[FromBadToWorse And in the next expansion over,]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214352 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite]] has also been given the nickname "Lady Gaga".
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipgiAgekNgY A space marine turned angelic emissary]] (including her OneWingedAngel form, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKiktw8PBms bit spoilery though]]).
*** [[http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/7597/1289011748262.jpg Mrs. Chizuru Kirishiki]], from ''Manga/{{Shiki}}''.
*** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Black_White_Elesa.png Elesa]] from VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite.
*** [[http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l525/KonaKonaFan/1291250-sprite_shiina_large.gif Shih-na]] from ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''.
*** Gloria from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' as seen [[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/174/d/f/df34210151f9d00e5c0e8814171738a1.jpg here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TCdA1wJBm4 here]]
*** [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Lissandra/SkinsTrivia?file=Lissandra%20OriginalSkin.jpg Lissandra]] from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. Considering she looks a bit like Elesh Norn stated prior... yeah.
* {{Jossed}}: An announcement was released, saying she was to play {{ComicBook/Dazzler}} in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. But it was just an April Fools Day prank. Although since she won critical acclaim for her role in ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', it's not completely out of the question.
* OneOfUs:
** Cyndi Lauper says of Lady Gaga - [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1264165/Lady-Gaga-gets-lippy-The-pop-star-teams-Mac-raise-Aids-awareness.html Dont take this the wrong way, but with you I never have to worry about being the geek!...Its nice because shes a partner in crime now. Were two geeks!]]
** According to another interview: [[http://live.showstudio.com/ "I an nerdy every day".]]
** [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4f/Lady_Gaga_Telephone_music_video_Cook_%27n_Kill.jpg Her recipe for killing everyone in the "Telephone" video]] calls for 1 cup of [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Tiberium]]. And half an ounce of [[{{Franchise/Dune}} meta-cyanide]]. (Which is a ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill lot]]'' of meta-cyanide, by the way.)
** The katakana in the subs (ワンピース) in the Telephone video is thought to be a Shout Out to ''Manga/OnePiece''.
** Also, [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Fex-M3 Fex-M3]]Manga
** One of her outfits from a video was inspired by [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Sheryl Nome]].
** She's a fan of WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, going as far to [[http://www.celebuzz.com/2011-05-16/lady-gaga-displays-more-outrageous-outfits-masks-my-little-ponies-included-photos/ wear a necklace made of toys of the mane cast]]. A character inspired by her called Countess Collaratura later appeared in the fifth season, voiced by Broadway star Lena Hall.
** [[https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/456207861832380416 She is a fan of]] [[Music/{{Vocaloid}} Miku Hatsune]].
* [[PromotedFanboy Promoted Fangirl]]: She boasts that there is no Music/{{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.
* RetroactiveRecognition[=/=][[HeAlsoDid She Also Did]]: She once had a bit part in ''Series/TheSopranos''. Seriously. "The Telltale Moozadell," as "[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0705284/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm Girl at Swimming Pool #2]]." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrainCFg9BU It's on YouTube]].
* ScheduleSlip: In February 2013 she sustained a hip injury that required surgery and was forced to cancel the remainder of her tour as a result.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** {{Subverted|Trope}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM51qOpwcIM This YouTube video]] 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 [[BrokenBase Broken Fanbase]] calling her [[FollowTheLeader a clone]] of those two artists. Taken from the opposite point of view, "Stefani Germanotta" might have been an example of ClarkKenting. Gaga's contemporaries -- including a few of her critics, such as fellow NYU grad [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay Ellis]] -- can testify that [[https://twitter.com/thelindsayellis/status/269178476953743360 her weirdness isn't an act]]. However, on a few rare occasions, Lady Gaga will still give performances like in that [=YouTube=] video.
** 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.)
** Sadly, played straight since Music/MichaelJackson 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 Music/BritneySpears who recorded a demo version but this was left off her The Singles Collection album. [[http://perezhilton.com/2010-05-02-britney-does-gaga]].
** 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 Music/KanyeWest.
** The Edge of Glory's music video. [[http://tinyurl.com/3ou97w8 Reportedly]], the video was to include a LatinLover that would kiss Lady Gaga, fashionable medics, a news reporter akin to the one on Telephone and [[BadassArmy a bunch of military men packing M16s]]. What we actually got was the result of [[CreativeDifferences 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.
** Before she was famous, she was to be part of the GirlGroup No Secrets when one of their members left. But the deal fell through and nothing came of it.
* WordOfGod: In an interview with Australian radio, Lady Gaga said most of the placements were gratuitously placed there [[FauxSymbolism 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.
* WorkingTitle: "Dope" was "I Wanna Be With You" and "Aura" was "Burqa".
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