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Lady Gaga ARTPOP Sales Flop: Singer Blames Management for New Album's Poor Start

First Posted: Jan 07, 2014 03:12 PM EST

Lady Gaga's album ArtPop did not do as well as expected. As a matter of fact, rumors say that the album cost Interscope records several million dollars. Lady Gaga recently chatted with fans on her little Monsters forum, denying trouble with her record label and revealing that she was actually betrayed by people on her own team.

The rumor was that ArtPop's $258,000 sale debut let to a "multi-million dollar deficit and layoffs" at her label Interscope records. Lady Gaga quotes, "there is no truth to many of your comments, including the 25 million dollars deficit ... [Interscope] in fact love me very much and will see 'ArtPop' to the end." ArtPop sales have fallen astonishly short from what Gaga has achieved before with The Fame and Born This Way.

After the "Applause" singer split from manager Troy Carter, it was evident that things weren't going so well with her team. Gaga says she feels like a victim and also told fans this; "The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning because those who did not care about ARTPOP's success are now gone." The star says she has gotten rid of a lot of people who have "betrayed" her.

"My heart breaks from the people I have trusted and loved who I've worked so closely with, who have used me, lied to me, worked me into the ground for [their own] personal gain," Gaga wrote. The "Do What U Want" songstress also adds, "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".

Although Gaga sounds a bit paranoid this is very common in the music industry. Artist like Christina Aguilera, who Gaga had a recent duet with, has been the victim of theft and deception after her manager turned his back on her. If Gaga herself claims that people tarnished her success from the inside, then it's probably sadly true.

We're sure Gaga will find her way back to success. After all, the girl is creepily and uniquely creative. 

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