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What Lady Gaga’s Poker Face Can Teach Us About Creativity And Marketing

What Lady Gaga’s Poker Face Can Teach Us About Creativity And Marketing

Yes, THE fame, what shall we do about THE fame?

Yes, THE fame, what shall we do about THE fame?

How do you feel about Lady Gaga? Me? Eh. Her songs are good for exercising to, like most music put out by gay icons. But they aren’t fantastic, they have a good beat and if I weren’t tone deaf perhaps I could weigh in on whether or not she has a good voice, although those kinds of niceties don’t really seem to matter all that much these days, what with the magic that can be done behind-the-scenes.

But we all know Lady Gaga, right? Mostly because of her crazy fashion antics and her outlandish stunts. She’s become part of the popular imagination by going to the MTV Music Video awards, wearing six different outfits, each crazier than the next, and splattering blood all over herself, hanging from a noose, on stage. And shortly thereafter, her tour with Kanye West was canceled presumably in part because of Kanye’s stupid “Imma let you finish” move on that same awards show.

Photo via MTV

Photo via MTV

Why do we know Lady Gaga again? Is it the Madonna attention whore thing again? Yes, but with a twist. (Continued on next page).

I started thinking about Lady Gaga and how her fashion is super crazy, but it’s crazy in an extra peculiar way. It’s not just making a statement, it’s serving some kind of purpose for her. And I could not figure out what htis purpose was, other than the attention-getting, which is hardly a new thing for Lady Gaga. Until I started to notice a pattern between all of her costume changes. When you see Lady Gaga out during the day, she is always wearing sunglasses. This on its own is not strange.

Sunglasses go best with full shirts, Lady Gaga. Just FYI.

Sunglasses go best with full shirts, Lady Gaga. Just FYI.

When you see Lady Gaga on stage or at an awards show, her outlandish outfit is always accented by sunglasses as well, or another device of some kind to hide either her eyes or her entire face. She became famous for singing a song that said, “You can’t read my poker face.” But of course we cannot read your poker face, Lady Gaga — you never let us see it. Why would somebody do this? I think Madonna was wondering the same thing, which is why when they appeared on Saturday Night Live together, Madonna used a part of the skit to wrestle with Lady Gaga and take off her glasses. And then it happened.

Lady Gaga's Poker Face.

Lady Gaga's Poker Face.

We saw Lady Gaga’s Poker Face.

And I’ve seen faces that are less attractive, sure. But the thing with Lady Gaga’s eyes is not that they are so unattractive, but that they do not fit her image of super cool, enigmatic gay icon. They are kind of goofy eyes. They would be fine on somebody else, even a a character actress. They are kind of like a less pretty version of Susan Sarandon’s eyes. But they are not sexy and enigmatic, are they? I have to imagine that at some point she either figured this out herself of had somebody tell her, that she needed to figure out a way to make her look “pop,” and somebody, somewhere, said, “We’ve got to cover up those eyes!” and then the designers went crazy, because sometimes the best thing you can do to boost creativity is to put restraints on yourself. Some of the best products, some of the best writing, some of the best solutions to everyday problems come out of this dilemma. And they kept working, and Lady Gaga became known as the girl with the crazy outfits, instead of the girl with the crazy eyes.

Only another master marketer and media manipulator like Madonna could figure it out. Which is why she pulled off her glasses. Not because she had to expose her, though that was probably a nice side-effect. But because she wanted to know if she was right. And she was.

Smart women, those two — I’m going to keep my eye on them.

PS: You might also like this: Please, Lady Gaga, Call Off Your Goons

Comments (69)

  1. Oct 30, 2009

    That’s funny, because I saw her on SNL and thought, THAT’S what she looks like? She just wasn’t what I’d expected at all.

    I like her songs, but the lyrics are so dumb I can’t even sing along. Especially the disco stick one.

  2. Oct 30, 2009

    Yes, the lyrics are astonishingly stupid.

  3. Andrew Stevens
    Nov 3, 2009

    I like the way you tell it better, but the fact is that Lady Gaga took her own sunglasses off in that skit (which you can see her do if you watch it) and it’s not actually all that hard to find photos of her without her sunglasses on.

    Your general theory, that Lady Gaga covers up for her goofy-looking face with goofy outfits instead is, I think, a sound one.

  4. Nov 3, 2009

    I guess I didn’t watch carefully enough, because I walked away with the feeling that Madonna pulled them off. But fair enough, I didn’t check before posting! I’m sure you can find pictures of her without glasses, but she hides her face an awful lot, you must admit!

  5. Sami
    Nov 16, 2009

    First of all, you are clearly not understanding the demands of the general public because whether or not her songs have deep meaning to her or not, she is giving the people what they want. In fact, she has taken mediocre talent in several areas and made herself a star. How many people have been a one hit wonder that either just got lucky or were very talented, but couldn’t keep people coming back for more? Countless…

    Second of all, you can’t even type or spell, or at least check your spelling…. How do you expect to make a point or have anyone take you seriously??

    You almost made one good point, but your conclusion doesn’t fly… She is smart to hide her eyes or face to an extent, because curiousity is a HUGE selling point. Her not making a big deal about it or getting angry about the loss of her sunglasses in the case of SNL, was a smart move as well, because having the public think she is hiding something is not good publicity. Her crazy clothiing whether it is just her or a publicity stunt, obviously works. Again the curiousity factor – she has come up with her own style, music and even genre to an extent. A revolutionary in the music industry some would say.

    Her next brilliant move, if she’s not already. would be to start producing her own music and start clothing /cosmetics/perfume lines. This is a big part of why Miley Cyrus will never have to worry about money.

    The conclusion that you should have come to is that she is a smart business woman who at an amazingly young age knows how to market herself, and the money rolling in is all the proof anyone needs.

    I usually don’t comment on things, in fact this is the first time, however your lack of perception and horrible spelling/grammar gave me the urge to inform you that before you post something other people can see, think it through first and maybe read over it before you post it. Your opinion is yours, but no one will take you seriously if you sound like you didn’t make it through elementary school.

  6. Nov 16, 2009

    I think you’re very, very wrong about her. She is a contemporary snapshot, the owner of the game. It has nothing to do with her being unattractive, it has everything to do with her maximizing and extenuating the ideals in our society into a nutshell. And is it attractive? Well I don’t think anyone’s so sure…

    She is the McDonald’s to our primitive appetite. She has completely tailored herself, her music and her image to be so relevant to society that we can’t tell if she’s doing it on purpose or if she’s doing it seriously.

    Think fake tan, diamonds, peroxide hair, accessories which attract attention, feathers collected to impress. Think of the bower bird. She has just collected a whole heap of ideals and stereotypes into one figure to make a social commentary. She is a social commentator and I don’t think you understand.

  7. Nov 16, 2009

    Thanks for the pointers. You might want to reread the post because I think you missed the thesis. Start with the title.

  8. Nov 16, 2009

    This is 83 kinds of funny.

    Especially the part where you didn’t make it through elementary school. My irony meter started to smoke when I got to that part. I had to get the fire extinguisher and everything.

  9. Nov 16, 2009

    I guess this is the price of getting 4,000 hits on one post in one day, and not being able to figure out where the fuck they are coming from. I guess I can deal with that ROI. But I will have to look into going back to elementary school, it’s just that I’m not sure they’ll take me, what with the PhD and everything.

  10. Nov 16, 2009

    You should have skipped the Ph.D and just gotten your education on the internet, from random strangers.

    Because if there’s anything I’ve learned about the internet, it’s that it’s an awesome source of information on grammar and spelling. I wish I’d had it back in 8th grade, when someone said Roger Taylor was NOT the cutest member of Duran Duran, and I wrote her a two-page note explaining the error of her logic. That chick couldn’t spell or write either. I’m pretty sure I said so. Because it was 8th grade.

    Damn, look at that. My grammar sucks too. Hopefully someone will come and fix me.

  11. Nov 16, 2009


    Sami’s got it.

    (see my post below and I think we have similar ideas)

  12. Nov 16, 2009

    Who are these people?

  13. Sami
    Nov 17, 2009

    I think I agree with you on that..

  14. Sami
    Nov 17, 2009

    People who happened to be directed to this page for one reason or another and read through your article and felt the urge to comment on it.

  15. Sami
    Nov 17, 2009

    I did start with the title. It’s just that the content was not supporting what the title conveyed. To be quite honest with you, I felt like you were just attacking her, and it irritated me. Because of all of the spelling errors etc, I thought that it was just some ignorant jerk writing an article to take out your annoyances with her. That is great that you have your PHD, but you could have fooled me with your paper above.

  16. Tina Jaime
    Nov 18, 2009

    I don’t understand why people must criticize her. Why can’t you just let her do her own thing? I mean, she’s currently the most popular Icon out there so obviously she’s doing something right.

    By the way, listen to her acoustic songs on youtube and you will see her voice is amazing and she’s very talented.

  17. Leanna
    Nov 18, 2009

    I completely agree with Sami and Melissa. Anna, if you know anything about glam rock icons such as David Bowie, or, to use a classic example, Andy Warhol, who in a very deliberate fashion created art from pop culture, you’d obviously not have grossly miscalculated Lady Gaga’s intent in her music and style.

    It’s called performance art. And she has certainly mastered the art of it in our sex-obsessed, fame-obsessed, and money-obsessed postmodern society. She knows exactly what she’s doing, and in fact makes that perfectly clear (if you ever took the time to listen to her interviews you’d know this).

    With regards to her music, go listen to her acoustic versions on youtube. I don’t know of any other pop star who writes their own music, designs their own costumes and clothing, is a classically trained pianist, has amazing live vocals, and deliberately throws it all back in our face to remind us just how obsessed we are with fame and glamour.

    Finally, the sexual liberation that Madonna and Lady Gaga offer to a sexually-repressed society is clearly beyond your conservative perception. But that’s another topic for another day.

  18. DirectMale83
    Nov 19, 2009

    I am a HUGE fan of Lady Gaga (she’s one of my gay icons – up there with Kylie, Madonna, Janet, Beyonce, etc…). BUT, I am here to say how spot-on I think this article is! I noticed the exact same thing as Anna! I wasn’t paying close enough attention at the time, though. But something about the way she looked in that appearance threw me off. But, in her recent album promotion she has started showing her full, unmasked face more (especially in her new videos for “Bad Romance” and “Video Phone”). And I have noticed how this new Lady Gaga looks nothing like the old one, so I started re-watching all her older material and I noticed that when she is NOT wearing sunglasses or any facial masks/jewelry, she has always had huge bangs covering her forehead that met her brow. Then, they use heavy, heavy eye makeup to really distract you from the real shape of her eyes… They basically re-structure her face. Plus she wears really large wigs (so that they are obviously wigs) much of the time. Now that she’s started to NOT do these things and show more of her real physical self, she looks very different.

    However, I think it’s great! She might not have had the face of a gay pop icon, but she knew she had 1,000% of the talent, artistry and ambition that it takes. And I am so happy and encouraged that she’s finding so much success with it. I must say that Lady Gaga has recorded some of the most amazing dance-pop records I have heard in YEARS (and I listen to endless amounts of dance pop!). She’s incredible!!

    But, my main reason for posting is to say this… Even as a massive fan of Lady Gaga, I totally feel what you are saying in this post!

  19. Alli
    Nov 21, 2009

    What respectable person with a PhD says fuck? There goes your credibility.

  20. Jodie
    Nov 22, 2009

    Oh, why don't you all just shut up

  21. Dave
    Nov 24, 2009

    … The page hits you refer to are due to Lady Gaga.., People searching HER name. You're just riding HER wave. BTW.., you really should use a spell checker!!

  22. Veronica
    Nov 24, 2009

    I read these comments and I'm reminded of why I don't live in the US anymore.

  23. Outsider
    Nov 24, 2009

    Conclusion: If you can't say it to my face it doesn't matter. The Internet doesn't matter. Go outside people.

  24. Passin Thru
    Nov 25, 2009

    Just passing through and wanted to leave a note- I did find the ‘hiding her eyes’ thingy kind of peculiar also. It’s pretty amazing what people have to go through to follow their dreams these days. As Tina Jaime said (and a few others) she really is a talented singer/musician and unfortunately she was dropped from her label for being (presumably) to ordinary. Now we have… the new Lady Gaga. I can respect her perseverance and I too work out/exercise to her music. =)


  25. Passin Thru
    Nov 25, 2009

    PS- I think your blogs are great! =)

  26. 666
    Nov 25, 2009

    It’s so wonderful how things get twisted in the public eye isn’t it!! Lady Gaga is this she is that, she has even stolen songs from Maddona now- join the club!! She supports political correctness, she does not, and so on and so forth!! (I remember a conflict between Elton John and Madonna over women versus men by the way- even a controversial video involving George Bush with a hand grenade). However, regardless of all the BS, she is a freak like me! I am heterosexual and kinky (I like those kinky masks in her video and the humorous portrayal of the dead and I like her because of it- regardless of all the BS!! Maybe there are some homosexual innuendos involved in her videos but I am a “flaming heterosexual and I like her”!!

    So to all the losers manipulating people and forcing them to do things while trying to control peoples’ lives and show anything they want to the public- burn- pitch forks right up your a@#s!!


  27. 666
    Nov 25, 2009

    One more thing, I used to be reasonable and nice before people decided to take advantage of me and other people. Now, I follow the Pirate’s moto- take no prisoners, trust no one, and take all the booty you can get- because this is rated – AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!


  28. 666
    Nov 29, 2009

    Mess with my sweaty, and you mess with me!!!

  29. 666
    Nov 29, 2009


  30. Chan
    Nov 30, 2009

    JUST a FYI, on SNL that wasn’t Madonna but a SNL cast member portraying Madonna. With that being said your theory of Madonna, “master marketer and media manipulator”, figuring out Lady Gaga’s secret becomes irrelevent. Not saying Madonna isn’t a smart lady but in this case credit was misplaced.

    Good theory though…

  31. Nov 30, 2009

    Oh good, the trolls have arrived! Now it’s a real party.

  32. Nov 30, 2009

    Well, if you were fooled, apparently the entire media was too, because a simple Google search seems to indicate that that it was, in fact, Madonna.

    I have to say, the comments here have provided considerable amusement for me during my otherwise-crappy holiday season. I’m considering doing some sort of “What Would Lady Gaga Wear to a Job Interview” post, just so I too can have random people telling me that I’m wrong and that the sky is not blue after all. It looks like a lot of fun.

  33. Nov 30, 2009

    Kerry, the Chan guy is really a troll, not a troll the way people usually use the term (ie somebody who disagrees with you). 4Chan is a kind of troll gathering place, and they go around and try to start fights in comments by saying dumb things that are obviously not true. This is one of those times. I understand it is hilariously funny. But yes, the comments are so great on this post, they are kind of creating an ecosystem of their own.

  34. Nov 30, 2009

    Wow. Fascinating.

    I can totally see that being hilariously funny too.

  35. bryophytes4life
    Dec 1, 2009

    All of them. You go to graduate school and see what kind of cheery rainbow thoughts flow through your mind when you’re running on 3 hours of sleep.

  36. Aaron
    Dec 1, 2009

    Hahahaha what kind of educated person warrants credibility based on a lack of vocabulary limitations… You, my friend, have forsaken your own credibility by opening your mouth. Next time do yourself, and all of us, a favor by keeping it closed.
    This isn’t the 1920’s anymore. If you can’t deal with someone saying fuck on the internet, go back to listening to radio shows.

  37. Sami
    Dec 1, 2009

    BRYOPHYTES4LIFE….. perhaps everyone says it, but saying it in your personal life and posting it are two very different things. Don’t bitch about it, I am in graduate school right now, and I can keep myself from sounding foolish. While the running on only three hours of sleep sucks, if you already have your PhD, if you are still running on just three hours of sleep, then that is your own fault.

  38. Dec 2, 2009

    Couldn’t’ve put it better myself!

  39. Kate
    Dec 2, 2009

    This article sucked ass. It’s obviously biased. Lady Gaga has quite an impressive voice, actually. And yes, I do know about auto-tune. Try listening to a live recording; the girl can sing. I think her image – the look, the music, the blatant sexuality is brilliant, strange, and stimulating. Her boldness does not stop there – she is open and progressive, and not afraid to talk about her views. I couldn’t ask for a better controversy. People love her or hate her, and those that recognize talent credit it where it’s due, though some may be reluctant. She’s not for everyone, but that’s okay, The general public’s lives suck. From professionals to fast food workers – they are all bound and confined by the rules of their jobs and the norms of society, and barred from freely expressing themselves. It’s a necessity of a functioning society. Lady Gaga shatters those bounds, and I want to live vicariously through her.

  40. Kate
    Dec 2, 2009

    I just read your “about” section, and you seem like a cool, intelligent lady. I hope you can see what I’m trying to say in my first comment.

  41. Sami
    Dec 3, 2009

    It’s not a lack of vocabulary.. maybe it is creativity and use of much more colorful, descriptive, and intelligent sounding words rather than lower yourself to the level of trashy street talk. You are not impressing anyone either AARON.. I do agree with you about some people needing to keep their mouths shut, perhaps you take your own advice and keep yours closed.

  42. Linda
    Dec 3, 2009

    HAAAAA Your article was funny. People just dont get it I guess because they’re too young with a dont dis me and my opinion attitude. *snaps fingers* You are spot on . The kids love her songs and I guess if she can make some money on it, then good for her. Other people who can sing will make their money elsewhere and prob. not from anyone who reads or comments on this blog. keep up the good. work…. you’re funny! People just can’t take a joke anymore HAAAA Oops I have taken my daughters ipod to workout with .

  43. Dec 4, 2009

    wow. you went out of your way to hate on lady gaga. to bad your not as famous as her ^_^

  44. Flower Child
    Dec 4, 2009

    I think it is funny that all of you people actually care this much about someone completly irrelevent. she is not an icon, and she will never ever create any music that will ever be as impacting, life changing, and meaningful as the music from the past like the beatles or bob dylan. Society’s music today is a sad excuse for making sound, and to be honest it makes me want to cry.

  45. Logikal
    Dec 5, 2009

    well actually she wears the weird outfits because she is trying to promote British fashion, all the outfits she wears are designed by British designers. I truly don’t know why she wears the glasses all the time but that’s the same with those people who like to wear hats all the time its just a preference.

  46. Logikal
    Dec 5, 2009

    I don’t think anyone wants to mess with your “sweaty”.

  47. TLM
    Dec 6, 2009

    No, no, no. All you silly people are wrong. She dresses like that because she is British and EVERYBODY in the UK were those kind of clothes all the time. Riding the underground in London is just like a modern art exhibit! Of course this national style is kept secret from the rest of the world by donning Burberry trench coats whenever foreigners are present. Unfortunately, Lady Gaga has broken the code and was deported to the US where she had to rewrite her history to cut all ties from the United Kingdom or face being burnt at the stake. Her songs are all written in Old English code and are pleas for forgiveness to the Queen. “I want to take a ride on your disco stick” means “I’ll even let you hit me with your sceptre”.

  48. Renee
    Dec 9, 2009


  49. carlos
    Dec 13, 2009

    this post is just retarded…. you mean lady gaga hides under her costumes and sun glasses??? shocker!!! -_- and here’s the thing, the blogger criticizes lady gaga and he too is contributing to the fame whore cycle…there are so many topics to blog about…coincidentally you chose the IT thing happenning now because you have to get attention cause talk about pollution and stuff like that and its not as interesting. The blogger criticizes her for wearing a bra yeah,shes the only one doing that nowadays, shocking! -_- again seeking attention from readers talking about the most commented performer at the moment.So you see, its good to seek fame but you are biting the hand that feeds ya dude, which I guess works for ur need of attention, cause hey, Im writing. Good luck with THAT

  50. Sugar
    Dec 14, 2009

    I thought her poker face was about people not knowing she is hiding her trans gender and her wearing sunglasses all the time is kind of like a “haha, what you can’t see behind the dark” kinda thing.

  51. Ninja X
    Dec 15, 2009

    I saw a strange picture of lady gaga. Didn’t know who she was. I was researching that fact when I came upon this. Let me just say this. From a guy with a PhD MB and Bachelor’s. This was God damn fucking funny. I was so well entertained that I actually read through it all.
    Anna I think you should lighten up a little.
    As for the rest of you. lmao good show.

  52. Far From Reality
    Dec 18, 2009

    The lyrics are genius if you listen to what she is saying, or should I say what the evil ones are saying. This girl truly has sold her soul to be famous, and she knows it, hence all of her abstract titles and lyrics. Just listen carefully, no body hears the music anymore! lol Fame Monster… errr, yup…

    As for Madonna, she did the same and she was a media whore working in cahoots with some really powerful people, so no real eye openers there. You have to question why such people are allowed to become such big Stars in the twinkling glitter dance ball of celebrity life… Afterall what do they promote to the youngsters who dance joyfully around to their music? Sex, drugs, fame, skinny beautiful appearances, and of course dont forget the imagery being used in her videos, glasses made of stanley blades, blood dripping form her nose, ripped clothing showing her ________ & her ________… Seriously, what message does this send?

    Oh and that comment about hiding her face, well if you sold your soul and knew it, and knew how badly you are being used and abused by the media demons, I think you would want to hide your face too, she knows full well how corrupt her image is, and if you had any moral conciousness you would understand why she is as big as she is right now… times are changing and there is a fight on for the souls of your children!

    PS. I am not religious in anyway, despite all my remarks, I am looking to be famous too, as we all are now in the digital age of revelation! mwhahaha

    Pss… actually I am being serious… no wait… am I, ah dammit…

  53. Bluzulu
    Dec 21, 2009

    I think she wears glasses because she is inherently shy and sensitive as are most performers, and I think it’s like a psychological protection for her. Not because she has goofy eyes! I think she was just nervous because she was performing on Saturday Night Live, with Madonna none the less…in an acting skit…not behind a piano. She is not an actress. She is a musician. So yeah, she was probably nervous. If you look at the closeups of her eyes in Bad Romance they’re quite soulful and beautiful. So your post has no merit whatsoever. People need to stop projecting onto “celebrities” so much and start celebrating themselves. This is what entertainers are trying to do. They’re trying to inspire you to live your OWN life. Not live your life vicariously through theirs. Sure they get rich a lot of them, but what they have to deal with, and the constant scrutiny they receive, they deserve to be paid what they are paid.Hey, at least they’re out there doing it!

    Madonna once said…”Stardom ain’t all hunky dorey honey, but the payoff makes it well worth it!” Spoken like a true business person, and she’s right.

  54. WhatAShame
    Dec 28, 2009

    Your gay and this site is gay.

    Ban me please, I don’t want to find your site through google ever again. Thanks!

    PS: get a life you couch bloggers 😀

  55. Rita
    Dec 29, 2009

    She is, has been and always will be a mega star! You all just found out about it recently

  56. Cara
    Dec 29, 2009

    Have you even heard this woman in an interview? She has more intelligence and raw talent in her little finger than you could ever dream of. She writes her own music and some for others, is a gifted pianist, and has a strong voice (which might I add sounds perfect even without the aid of studio equipment). I suspect your capacity for understanding is far too limited to comprehend the depth and sincerity of her lyrics and in your frustration you must criticize what you are incapable of understanding. I pity you.

  57. bell
    Dec 30, 2009

    Chill out mate lol

  58. Chuckjones
    Jan 3, 2010

    Your argument is based on a false premise – that she hides her eyes. Sure, she often wears sunglasses. So what. As pointed out elsewhere here, there are photos – and videos – of her without sunglasses all over the place. There are many interviews with her – recently Barbara Walters – where she shows her eyes. She shows her eyes in her videos and appears with little makeup in the incredible “Bad Romance” video that’s had 50 million or more views (and she’s looking very pretty in the process). In the December “Elle” interview, Miranda Purves describes her a “soft, small and very pretty.” What are you talking about? I’m meeting Lady Gaga myself in a week – can’t wait.

  59. Jan 7, 2010

    Honestly, I don’t think she’s the type of woman to care what her face looks like enough to cover it up. This is the same girl who started out as a burlesque dancer/ performance artist. She used to go to bars and light cans of hairspray on fire. Good theory, but it doesn’t really make sense when you think about it.

  60. Amber and Rita
    Jan 7, 2010

    She is an artist who happens to have 4 hits off of her debut album. The only other person who has done that was Michael Jackson Hmmm She is not just some flash in the pan artist. Get it together people she has been writing alot of the songs from your fav artists that are hits as if they came up with it. The list is very long. Now they beg to work with her. You dont have to dig deep to find out these things. Oh and BTW she designs her own clothes too. I am so glad she is showing the world how her songs are supposed to be performed and what it is to be a true artist/megastar. The rest are just wanna-b shams put together by record execs.

  61. Amber and Rita
    Jan 7, 2010

    I’m jealous I could have met her when she was doing her thing with Lady Starlight and that crew but didnt 🙁

  62. Jem
    Jan 11, 2010

    it’s true

  63. I'm Just Sayin'
    Jan 15, 2010

    I may be a fan. I may not be. Fact is, a performer/artist is not “irrelevant” if they are topping the charts and making millions of dollars doing so. Especially if they are progressive and push music forward or shape it, the way Lady Gaga has (she gets noticed, period). Oh, and this may come as a shock to you, but not everyone liked the Beatles or Bob Dylan. Music has been evolving daily since it’s beginnings. Remember Mozart? John Coltrane? Nirvana? Not everyone liked them, but most definitely influential. There will always be more than one genre besides whatever you may have gown up with or what you have on your iPod at the present moment. That’s how it works. Like what you like, but offer others the same courtesy… Kanye West may be a prick, but he IS influential. It based on the facts, not a hard-headed opinion.

    End rant.

  64. googoofogaga
    Mar 8, 2010

    F****** agreed. thank you. FYI i stopped reading this stupid article after I saw your stupid little remark under that adorable photo about how “sunglasses go better with a full shirt”…who are you to make fashion rules?

    and wheres the picture of your face? aren’t you hiding behind a computer?
    sunglasses kick a**.

  65. ray
    Apr 5, 2010

    gaga u a js one big switthing u reduce my stress levels thumbs up 4 u babe!kp showing out that you are a mad dog!

  66. Cindy
    Apr 5, 2010

    Silly. Sounds like you have some kind of “woman” issue.

  67. Apr 5, 2010

    i love lady gaga becouse she is hot and i love her i love all of her songs like bad romeants i think that song is so cool i love her so much and i can say that over a hundred times love lady gaga for ever MWA 😛

  68. Skellette
    Apr 6, 2010

    Totally agree, and it’s a real shit move to insult someone’s looks in order to make yourself feel better about your inferior talents.

  69. danny
    Apr 7, 2010

    Anna, Anna, Anna, you have fallen right into the amazing lady gaga’s special trap. Lol you are exactly the type of person lady gaga’s career is based around, I am sure she would thank you very much 🙂

    Because your so mis-understood 🙂 x

    Plus jealousy gets you nowhere love

    And for a journalist or a writer, more spelling and grammar mistakes than flies round dog shit, doesn’t get you anywhere either.

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