The second half of Lady Gaga‘s 2012 is primed to be a big one for the pop star, what with the release of her first fragrance, “Fame”, the release of her new single and the gears shifting on promotion of her new album, ARTPOP. But all these steps forward didn’t come easy, as indicated by a heartfelt, fairly depressing message Gaga shared with her fans on her social networking site, LittleMonsters.com.
In her emotional post, the pop star refers to the past year as “a challenge” that consisted of fights with her label, difficult directors who wanted to pigeonhole her, the end of friendships based on betrayal, “massive struggles with my body image” and “the incessant dragging of the most important single of my career in dead-beaten-horse-mud” — which could only refer to Madonna‘s consistent wringing of Gaga’s “Born This Way” (in interviews as well as part of her concert tour).
Read Gaga’s full letter to her Little Monsters below:
Today is a really happy day for me. The past year was a challenge, and I’m so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times. Whether is be the record label disagreeing with me on single choices, or directors who could only create an idea of “gaga” or what i’ve “done before” and not able to move forward, and there was also of course the incessant dragging of the most important single of my career in dead-beaten-horse-mud. Then there were all the personal moments. Betrayed by lifelong friends, mentors I’ve had for years suddenly taking advantage of me, and a massive struggles with my body image.
I’ve grown and left most of these things behind, the monsters of fame are very real. But I wanted to thank you for baring with me a little bit. Today’s film is what happens when there is love and respect amongst creatives, teams, management. This project was run solely by the HAUS OF GAGA, ATOM FACTORY, AND STEVEN KLEIN’S fantastic team. I am feeling blessed to have removed those from my life driven by money and luxury, its all about the art of it. I feel free today.
Thank you for always being there for me monsters.
I love you.
The “film” in question is the erotic horror nightmare that is the commercial for her “Fame” scent, which premiered today, by the way.
The message ends uplifting enough, with Gaga announcing how “free” she feels now that she’s banished so many negative forces from her life. But man, that’s a lot of heartache to go through in a year. We’re especially concerned about the singer mentioning her body issues, as she once struggled with an eating disorder. And as for Madge’s non-stop, bratty bitching of “Born This Way”, we’d be majorly upset, too, if one of our idols continuously poked fun of our song we wrote with genuine intentions (even if she does sorta have a point).
Here’s hoping things are looking up for Gaga in her new album era.