After cancelling her tour due to what she claims was a hip injury (but what others believe was less than expected ticket sales), it was announced that Mother Monster is suing a London promoter yesterday for financial loss.
The lawsuit deals with a concert Lady Gaga cancelled in Jakarta due to a "terrorist" threat. What is interesting about this is before the show, Lady Gaga made herself into a matyr and victim of terrorist threats. She said she would perform the show alone if she had to. However, she eventually gave in, curled up, and posed as the victim once again. Paws Down Lil' Monsters has a great article about it.
It's interesting that this lawsuit comes now, rather than six months back when Lady Gaga claimed she was performing the biggest concert tour ever. However, several reports proved that ticket sales, although not disastrous, were far less than expected. Here are some sources:
I reviewed Lady Gaga's show in Las Vegas, which I liked, for the most part. However, it was far from sold out. It wasn't empty, but the excitement didn't seem the same as it did when Lady Gaga performed here two years ago.
What is interesting about this is that Billboard, a major publication, has been trying to cover up for Lady Gaga's tour. Are they being paid by Live Nation to do so? They claimed Lady Gaga's tour was "almost completely" sold out, even though that was far from the truth. When they reported Lady Gaga's concert numbers, they significantly reduced the concert attendance capacities to make it look like the venues were sold out. They weren't.
In their cover-up, Billboard announced that Lady Gaga was to refund approximately 200,000 tickets for 22 shows. You can do the math -- that is roughly 9,000 seats for each show, despite the fact that the venues she plays in regularly house more than 15,000. Billboard should fire all people involved with that article and come clean to the public about their misreporting. It is an insult to a magazine that usually tells the truth and gets past the hype.
It's quite interesting how, just as the announcement came, Lady Gaga decided to meet a girl with cancer and -- like usual -- had someone take a picture to show how wonderful she is and release it to the media. Whenever she gets bad publicity, you can be sure her PR team rapidly sends pictures of Lady Gaga posing with sick children, Lady Gaga visiting poor people in South America, or doing something else "wonderful." It has worked in the past, but people are catching on to Lady Gaga's gimmicks.
You can bet that -- in the next couple months -- we will see stories on how Lady Gaga is coming back from a horrific injury (despite the fact her injury isn't that serious or life threatening), is the matyr for people who have physical injuries, etc. She will then begin a "Hip Revolution" and sucker people with hip injuries to post pictures of themselves. Then, if someone criticizes Mother Monster, she'll sit by silently as her fans to give death threats to them (like she did with Kelly Osbourne, Adele, Madonna and many others). If this doesn't work, she'll announce that she has some kind of cruel disorder and demand that we cry for her.
What happened to Lady Gaga? She certainly isn't the same woman we loved when releasing "The Fame" back in 2009. She has chosen to stay out of the limelight for the past couple of weeks. Let's hope it's been a time for self reflection and a different Lady Gaga -- one who isn't overtaken by her ego -- will emerge.