On Tuesday evening, Lady gaga tweeted a link that allowed her fans to watch the video "Applause" over and over in order to further its chart position. She asked her "little monsters" to copy the link and send it to all their friends. It was only after people complained that she changed the link to a more legit one.
However, she left the illegal link up until Billboard's main editor Bill Werde got involved and issued a swift condemnation of her cheating methods. He also noted that Gaga didn't take off the original link until her fans harassed him by wishing he died of Cancer, AIDS, etc.
Last week, Lady Gaga offered to meet the fans who downloaded the most copies of "Applause" a chance to meet her in person. This caused controversy not only because it's cheating, but because Lady Gaga was indeed taking advantage of her own fans. Many fans actually prostituted themselves online to raise money for Gaga's chart position.
All of this raises serious questions -- How far will an artist go in order to sell records these days? If they go the desperate route Lady Gaga is taking, is their music even good enough to be sold? Tell us what you think in the Comments section.