Poor Lady GaGa. She’s sweet, and she means well, but lately her ever-increasing sense of self-importance has become her Achilles heel, and is fast turning the superstar into her own worst enemy. GaGa’s latest cringeworthy moment comes from a recent performance in Poland, where, sobbing uncontrollably onstage about her fans, she promised that her upcoming 20-track long third album Born This Way would be the “greatest album of this decade”.
“I promise to you, I’ll never let you down,” said GaGa, choking through tears. “And not for nothing: the album’s finished and it’s fucking really good… I promise to give you the greatest album of this decade, just for you.”
I see that Lady GaGa conveniently forgot that the accolade of “album of the decade” already belongs to Heidi Montag’s chart flop Superficial. Anyway, it doesn’t end there: GaGa then took a few subtle jabs at other popstars who had been brandishing “freedom” themes in their music, labeling it as nothing more than a trend and not a “spirit” like her album Born this Way is going to be.
“The funny thing is that some people have reduced freedom to a brand. They think that it’s trendy now to be free. They think it’s trendy to be excited about your identity. When in truth, there is nothing trendy about Born this Way. Born this Way is a spirit and it is this connection that we all share. It is something so much deeper than a wig, or lipstick, or an outfit, or a fucking meat dress. Born this Way is about what keeps us up at night and makes us afraid.”
She then launched into a performance of her hit “Telephone”, a song which spawned a music video filled with lots of trendy brands wrapped up in product placement.