On Thursday afternoon, Lady Gaga wanted people to feel sorry for her. She tweeted, "The bigger the star, the bigger the target - Michael Jackson." Instead, however, people on twitter gave her nothing but grief. One person even tweeted, "The bigger the dose of Cocaine, the bigger the delusion." Other tweets were far worse, but they are too mean to print.
The important thing to note is that Lady Gaga is no Michael Jackson. She is also no Madonna. She isn't even a Katy Perry, who can sell her music without having to resort to embarrassing Twitter contests and running through a forest nude. If Lady Gaga took responsibility for her own actions and let her talents speak without all the circus stunts, she wouldn't be in the situation she is in now.
A lot of embarrassing information about Gaga's actions over the past couple of years are now coming out. When it rains, it pours. First, there is Perez Hilton hinting that she helped sabotage Christina Aguilera's criminally underrated album Bionic. There were hints of this a couple of years back, but nobody believed it could be true.
In talking with Pollstar today, it was revealed that Lady Gaga's hip injury excuse for canceling her Born This Way Ball tour was likely a cover-up. Pollstar led me to a mid-year chart that showed Gaga came in 19th place for the year so far. She sold an average of 9,980 tickets per show. This number isn't normally bad, but the venues she played in housed 15,000 seats or more. Given that her shows cost millions to produce, there is no doubt Live Nation was losing money on her. Hence, we have Lady Gaga peddling herself on a wheelchair for months in order to garner public sympathy.
Her MTV Video Music Awards performance can help turn things around. But knowing Lady Gaga, she'll try too hard and make everybody laugh at her. She thinks she is going to be the star of the show, but Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake will probably get more attention.