Lady Gaga has attacked her former manager, Troy Carter, in a rambling statement she posted late yesterday on her website. The post starts out as an explanation for why her latest video isn’t ready. But then it becomes a fairly blatant diatribe about Carter, who she separated from in November as her failed “ARTPOP” album was launching. (You read about that here, first, exclusively.) “ARTPOP” has been nothing short of a disaster, with lackluster sales and no direction concerning release of singles, money spent for promotion, or pitch to her audience.
The original story: http://www.showbiz411.com/2013/11/04/exclusive-lady-gaga-and-manager-splitting
Anyway here’s the post. I’ve split it into sections so it’s easier to read.
“It [ed note: the video] is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored.
“Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more. I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own. My label was not aware that this was going on.
“The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP’s success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most.
“Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. Open your hearts to me again that I may show you the joy of us coming together through our talents, that we are stronger as a unit than when we are alone. Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters. Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world.