Lady Gaga rage tweets at Fox for editing her 7-minute ‘AI’ performance

I was kind of hoping MSat would come by this week and write about this, but she hasn’t! So, I’m sorry I’m getting to this a few days late. Apparently, Lady Gaga did a pre-taped (?) performance on American Idol this week (performance above), and it was an unmitigated disaster. Gaga was criticized for the performance, and Fox was criticized for editing out a significant part. Gaga did the criticizing, on her Twitter:


[Gaga’s Tweet]

Gaga is encouraging you to go watch the unedited performance on Perez Hilton, here. But the performance is embedded below:

It’s become a thing now. Gaga’s monsters have filed a petition to Fox, saying in part: “GaGa gives performance art to the Pop World. Emphasis on the word art. Would you take a $250,000 painting, cut it in pieces, and put it together to better fit your wall? No. Thus, you should not take the art of this artist and do the same.” I just watched both versions, and yes, the 7-minute one is better, but for goodness sake. Enough. I’ve watched Gaga thrash around with tulle too many times. I like Gah, but I’ve had enough, for real.

But I will show you two cool things from Gaga’s fans. The first is from University of Oregon’s all male a’cappella group On The Rocks performing “Bad Romance”. These boys are really cool:

And here’s the last cool video – some amazing American troops stationed in Afghanistan who decided to choreograph themselves, dressing up, dancing and lip-synching to Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone”. This came out last week, but I’m still watching it!

Don’t ask, don’t tell, boys! Come home safe.

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  1. Missmilly says:

    WOW….really? Can we get over ourselves yet? She makes me want to gag.

  2. GracieXDoes says:

    Once was more than enough for me. I had DVR’d AI & after a couple of bars of Gaga’s breathless voice trying to sing, I hit fast forward. Horrible performance!

  3. WTF?!? says:

    Love her.

  4. Lilias says:


    Boys doing GaGa and having a great time-hilarious.

    I LOVE the guys in Afghanistan, especially dude getting down at one minute in (also at 2:50). I found it on CNN a little while ago and literally had one of those uncontrollable bursts of laughter.

    They are so cute-though the costuming is a hot mess ;-). They did the best with what they had though.

  5. Darlene says:

    I heard they cut it because of how revealing her costume was in the first part. AI is a “family” show. I heard people on FB complaining about it almost immediately for what they DID show, let alone what they cut.

  6. lrm says:

    who. effin. cares.
    i have never gotten this chick,and am SO over her anyway.
    i was just in italy,and her music is everywhere. the gas station attendant was even whistling her song, when it wasn’t even on!

    how annoying she is.
    as a society, can we not have anything that is ‘family friendly’?
    The PC police act like you are oppressing someone for simply wanting a show for everyone to watch.

    Oh, and as an ‘artiste’, she may want to realize that there’s a reason most true artists are not rich and famous-you have to compromise somewhat to get that, most of the time, honey.

    she is not original, IMO. so tired of headlines and storiesa bout her. oh yea, artistic expression, blah blah blah. it’s AI, for god’s sake.

  7. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I don’t know a single person who didn’t fast forward thru her performance. It was pretty much identical to last year’s anyway. Idol is about the contestants, not the egotistical performers who come on to promote themselves. I’ll take more Harry Connick, Jr over Gaga any day of the week, hands down!

  8. lucy2 says:

    I agree she needs to get over herself. A simple “My performance was edited, here’s the full thing if you want to see it” would have done quite nicely.
    I like a couple of her songs and some of her costuming and stuff is interesting, but she’s not curing cancer, you know?

  9. sarah says:

    7 minutes is too much time for her, 5 minutes is too much time for her, the time it’s taking me to right this, is too much time for her.

  10. lrm says:

    again, performance ‘art’, is a pick and choose thing-yes, places and venues can decide what they want to show.
    And, galleries decide whether they want to show a painting or exhibit. Not all so called ‘art’ is for everyone’s taste obviously.
    Would she and her ‘people’ preferred to have not performed at all on AI?
    Honestly, there are other people they could have asked to perform instead of her.
    I find nothing useful about her-except as a groupie base for immature people who think they are ‘cutting edge’. Trust me-she is not cutting anything.

  11. alexandra says:

    I loved the boys in Afghanistan they are just beautiful.

    I was thinking the same Kaiser. Come home safe, and shhhh.

  12. Macheath says:

    I enjoy some of Lady GaGa’s catchy music but she’s really not as ‘artistic’ and avante guard as she’d like to think. It’s kind of obnoxious to pretend she’s not singing meaningless generic pop dressed up in wacky outfits. Sure she’s fooled some people into thinking she invented out-there performances.
    That Alejandro song is awful; it reminds me of Ace of Base. Even though I liked AOB, GaGa’s almost two decades late with that melody.

  13. a says:

    love the added gaga tributes!

  14. gg says:

    Oh man, I totally enjoyed the a capella group! They are fabulous!!!

  15. suz says:

    YES I completely agree with Macheath, that song is abysmal and totally rips off Ace of Base (of all things to rip off!). It might have even been interesting in a nostalgic way if it was well done, but it’s really unbearable. And where is the PC-police for not putting her out on blast for using a stupid latin accent in that song? lol.

  16. madgeforever says:

    she is so not original. this is a total ace of base and la isla bonita rip! she wouldn’t need all of those ridiculous outfits if she had some real musical talent.

  17. Scarlet Vixen says:

    @macheath: My fiance and I totally thought it sounded like Ace of Base, too! LoL That with a little Madonna thrown in…I think the song was called “La Isle Bonita.” She’s totally not as original as she thinks she is–I find it kinda cute and amusing how the young people (and I say that as a 30yr old) think she’s so groundbreaking. She’s like the lovechild of Madonna & Britney Spears with a lil Marilyn Manson thrown in. or Boy George. 😀 Sorry folks, but she’s not doing anything new.

  18. Morning Glory says:

    Wonder if she’s ever seen any real performing art? Doubt it. Will she go away already? Does she have another album out soon or anything?

  19. Miss Thang says:

    Tell me the first guy in the UO video is straight! *crosses fingers*

    Gaga needs to get over herself.

  20. L says:

    I love that video of the army dancers. Esp big rob (the chubby ginger) Hilarious.

    She can get upset about editing if she wants, as long as I can see Mark from ‘So you think you can dance’ still in her dance corps. YUM.

  21. annaloo says:

    I don’t care.

  22. jover says:

    Agree with above posters so over this wannabee Alejandro is close to AOB and La Isle BOnita. If she is so “avante-garde” then why is she on a lame, worn-out middle America vehicle like AI anywhere. SHe’s a media whore because I bet she’s smart enough to know she has little real talent and this parade of phony pretentiousness will end soon when her follow up cd’s bomb.

  23. Brooke says:

    What I truly despise is the demeaning of the term “art” by applying it to this person. Please go away.

  24. lol says:

    She was bad on American Idol. I was a fan but I am losing interest pretty damn fast.

  25. I Choose Me says:

    The redhead in the black t-shirt with the beard and cap is killing me with his hip action and I am totally feeling the husky lead singer in the gray shirt. Great voices, good choreography, just having fun, not taking themselves too seriously while entertaining as hell – O yeah. Thanks Kaiser. Those guys f-cking rock!

  26. still on says:

    Wait Idol is still on? Shouldn’t that have ended after Season 1? How many names do we actually recognise as “winners” fromt he show, maybe the country singer one. Dumba** show. I miss real tv programing. I like Gaga. No she is not exactly original but she also isn’t cookie cutter bubble crap either. She sounded good for what appears to be her actually singing the main track and dancing and playing piano. It is called performance and if you invite Gaga on your show aren’t you inviting her whole schtick. Fox can’t really say they didn’t now what they would be getting into. Her outfit is hardly revealing covered in mesh and 7 mintues isn’t that long of a cut for live performance. She could have been more tactful yes or they could have given her a time limit up front or pretaped let her view the edit. So many compromises and still we have this. They edited, she spoke her mind, so what?

  27. Trillion says:

    Love Gaga, but was not impressed with this. Gaga’s voice is strong, esp. given how much she’s doing and how all over the place that arrangement is. The instrumentation sounded pretty cheesy to me though, veering into some kind of Bruce Hornsby land a few times.

  28. beardreader says:

    I like her but the cheesy production of her music makes me CRINGE.

  29. Vi says:

    performance art? well she won’t be going down in history with the Bauhaus will she. totally getting the ace of base vibe too

  30. Shay says:

    funny how she forgets her struggling years and has morphed into a hideous uber diva. Even Madonna had better manners during the beginning of her official career. Gaga is at the beginning. I wonder if she will actually last a quarter of a century.

  31. ViktoryGin says:

    The A Capella group was fantastic! It’s all to easy to forget what trained legitimate singers sound like. The harmonies were mostly well blended, and most of the soloists were quite strong. Nice…..I actually like vocal arrangements of pop songs, because then you can the harmonic potential in some of these songs when they aren’t being marred by shit production.

    As for Gaga….I like her. While she is not the second coming like some like to think that she is, she is arguably interesting to watch 80 percent of the time with her gimmicky kitsh. This current mess, notwithstanding. This is a WEAK song. I thought so when I heard is several months back, and am disappointed that they went forward with it. The fans would do well to cease and desist, because these type of rabid idolaters tend to do more harm than good. Come on….”art”? Really? Sorry, I wasn’t aware that I am supposed to exercise the same reverance I would for a Salvador Dali painting or a Charlie Parker riff? When Gaga manages to do that, then perhaps I’ll kiss her ass.

  32. Lia says:

    She is an amature, poor performer. Her desperation is getting increasingly more embarassing to watch. She should keep her “performances” on youtube, and leave the real singing and dancing to those who don’t need to cover up their glaring shortcomings with outrageous distractions on stage.

  33. Missfit says:

    OMG, I used to think that song was alot like Ace of Base too, glad it just wasn’t my hears trippin,lol. “I SAW THE SIGN!” LOL I DO like Gaga, but she could have kept it short and have the long performances for her videos that she wants to do mini movies. But ya, I agree, it’s a family show and maybe for some parents who don’t want their kids to see her dressed that way, won’t like it. My kids would have probably watched it and danced to the music and then when it’s over, they would have went about their business and not thought anything weird of it. Some parents are just pretty strict, is all. I used to watch Madonna alot as a kid, not a big deal. Hey, there is also this other video on youtube of these little kids who re-made Telephone, before these guys did, it is really cute and done in a clean way, nothing vulgar. 😉

  34. Bless It says:

    I can’t help it. I keep seeing Iola Boylan off of Mama’s Family.

    At least she’s got a good voice!

  35. zx says:

    Thank God nothing last forever even Tranny Gaga.

    BTW Her song is copy of Ace of Base “Don’t turn around”.

  36. Jag says:

    I like Gaga enough, but she’s fading fast in my eyes if she keeps this kind of attitude going. This video of the comparisons between Xtina, Grace Jones, David Bowie, and Gaga is really eye-opening. (She copies Madonna, too, but that isn’t in the video.)

  37. coucou says:

    This has got Madonna written all over it…un peu Vogue, un peu La Isla Bonita, un peu ewww…i used to kind of enjoy not liking this chick, cuz i thought she was kick ass, now i’m just like, uh, that really sucked, and you don’t even know it…

  38. Gabrielle says:

    I’m so sick of her. I like her music, but what’s with the ridiculous costumes and performances? A freaking seven minute spot on AI?! (Not many people watch it anymore, anyway.) This doesn’t seem to be “artistic” anymore, just some desperate attempt at getting people to talk about her. She’s going to have her five minutes of fame, then be a speck on the radar like all other weird pop stars.

    I could live the rest of my life without hearing anything about her ever again.

  39. gossip_ho says:

    sorry not impressed with this performance…i enjoyed trooper’s version of Telephone

  40. Constance says:

    If I wanted to watch Madonna, I would.

    Blah-Blah comes off too hard and too old.

  41. Anj says:

    The Afghan Soldiers below….lollllllllllllllllllllllllll

  42. Jas says:

    I am so tired of seeing her recycled schlock being served up as original, high art. Get over yourself, Gaga.

  43. Jas says:

    Oh, I almost forgot, The soldiers in Afghanistan ROCK. That dude is frickin’ adorable. Such joy.

  44. Ashryn97015 says:

    Those army boys have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on their hands, but how HILLARIOUS! I was laughin so hard I was cryin! As far as Lady Gaga, I really don’t have any room to speak about her music because this was really the first time I ever heard it (I don’t listen to the radio). As far as her attitude goes, I agree with everyone else that she just needs to get over herself.

  45. Dawn says:

    7 mintues is way too long for Gaga. I’ve this before and it was called Modonna.

    Those soldiers in Afghanistan was crazy hot! Guys come safe

  46. jessica says:

    Very Madonna.

  47. tattoo says:

    Well, Well. She got paid 250K for performing a song that no one will care about in a year – and that is probably a stretch at that. Furthermore, will anyone care about Lady Gaga in a year? I don’t see the point in knocking the hand that feeds you. Reminds me of Paula Abdul knocking Idol prior to them not giving her what she wanted. Idol, Fremantle and Fox are still all pretty damned powerful. Lady Gaga may need to be humbled a tad. PS. Why does she try to pretend she can play the piano? Elton John she is not! And she is NOT ATTRACTIVE!

  48. ERiN says:

    I agree that this song is terrible and she should never have picked this for her performance when she has so many other good songs.

    One thing I find really annoying is how she takes a fantastic dance song like “Bad Romance” or “Poker Face” and breaks it down into a slow piano piece. She did that with a bit of “Bad Romance” at the beginning of this performance. Why does she insist on ruining her best songs??!?!?

  49. Zelda says:

    Holy Dinah, those UofO boys are awesome.
    That got a big smile out of me today 🙂

    And I have a hollow tin heart filled with stones.

  50. Jojo says:

    she insists on ruining her best songs because she only made it successful by the tips of the producer. she’s not that criative. get over yourself gaga.

  51. J says:

    whar a bunch of stupid people that are criticising her here, they say they don’t care about her, if they didn’t care they weren’t here spiting their venom, poor stupid people you make me sick

  52. canada guy says:

    If they took out 7 minutes and left what they had to, how horrendous must have been those 7 minutes?

  53. SammyHammy says:

    I don’t get what people find so appealing about her. I tried watching this performance, just because I don’t want to judge without knowing what I’m talking about. I just couldn’t make it all the way through. It was simply NOT GOOD. If this is a representation of her usual performances, then I am truly baffled…why is she famous?

  54. Zelda says:

    “whar a bunch of stupid people that are criticising her here, they say they don’t care about her, if they didn’t care they weren’t here spiting their venom, poor stupid people you make me sick”

    Wow. That is angry.

  55. Kim says:

    She has very mediocre talent and live performances show that.

  56. Kara says:

    It is proof that the sound quality on Fox is god awful. No wonder I always think the judges are smoking crack when they rave.

  57. I adore Lady Gaga! She is the best!