Lady Gaga attacked unnamed associates who she said were once close friends in a post on her LittleMonsters website Sunday night. In the missive, titled “DWUW Video” – referring to “Do What U Want,” the seemingly long-delayed, Terry Richardson-directed clip for her duet with R. Kelly – she griped about the lack of planning that went into the vid, which afforded her only a week to work on it. “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,” she wrote. “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.”
Midway through the post, Gaga made it clear that her ire was not directed at her record label. Instead, she lashed her tongue at people in her inner circle who she felt abandoned her during times of need and did not support her during the making of her latest record, Artpop. She also hinted that she has severed ties with the anonymous people she believed betrayed her.
“Unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own,” she wrote, referring to the hip surgery she underwent last year that sidelined her from touring. “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.” She ended the diatribe by repeating her request for clemency from her fans. “Forgive me, monsters,” she wrote. “Forgive me, Artpop.”
Although it is unclear exactly at whom Gaga’s wrath is directed, the singer split from longtime manager Troy Carter over “creative differences” in November.
Gaga will be supporting Artpop on the road later this year on a tour she has dubbed “ArtRave: The Artpop Ball.” The tour begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in May and ends in Los Angeles in June.