In recent days, Lady Gaga has taken to social media, stating a few grievances that she believes is occurring in the blogosphere and in fanbases worldwide. Today, she placed all of her grievances in one complete package.
On Sunday, Aug. 11, she asked that fans "trust the artists" and not "focus on ANY blogger criticism," responding to attacks by bloggers on her latest music, including her forthcoming album, "ARTPOP," and her last album, "Born This Way."
Later on that day, she also asked fans to "make 2013 a year where music/talent/artistry is more important than gossip/fanwars I respect all fanbases 4 their passion #BeTheChange," after noticing that her own fanbase and Katy Perry's fanbase were warring against each other following the leaks of their new singles, "Applause" and "Roar." She also created the following hashtags in reference to her messages, including #STOPHarassingTheArtist, #FreeTheArtist and #StopTheDramaStartTheMusic.
Today, Aug. 12, Lady Gaga put all of her messages in one video, releasing "Lady Gaga is Over: A Film by Haus of Gaga." In the video, phrases including "If you don't like pop music, you should turn this off" and "DO NOT buy her new single 'Applause' on iTunes. Give her no A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E" appear on the screen as she makes bodily expressions in the background that appear to be the opposite of what is being said.
Lady Gaga will perform "Applause" for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. EST at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. "Applause" debuts at midnight EST/9 p.m. PST on iTunes.