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Lady Gaga writes open letter to fans
In it, the singer ponders body image, betrayal, and those Madonna comparisons...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 16 Aug 2012
The Aviva-bound Lady Gaga – we’re counting down the days to September 15 when the Born This Way Ball hits Dublin – has written an open letter to fans in which she discusses the highs and lows of the past 12 months.
There are references to her ‘Born This Way’ single being likened to Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’ – “reductive” was Madge’s verdict – and what she describes as “massive struggles” with body image.
The missive accompanied the launch of the new commercial for her Fame perfume – which may or may not be a spectacularly cynical piece of marketing.
“Today is a really happy day for me,” Ms. Germanotta says. “The past year was a challenge, and I'm so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times. Whether it 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 bearing with me a little bit. 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.”