Lady Gaga went on a Twitter rant to promote her new single: attention-seeking?


Miley Cyrus has been dominating headlines for two solid months. When we’re not talking about Twerky, we’re talking about Katy Perry, whose new album, Prism, is already a big hit. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga is… still around. While her ARTPOP album is doing well and the little monsters are obsessed with each new single, there does seem to be a wide chasm between what fans think of as “a decent Gaga album” and what Gaga proclaimed would be “the album of the millenium.” I’m saying that Gaga overhyped this mess and she never even considered for a moment that someone – especially Miley and maybe Katy too – would steal her thunder so dramatically. So what did Gaga do when she needed to promote her new single “Do What U Want”? Why, she went on an old-school, attention-seeking Twitter rant:


Yeah, pretty much. The funny/weird thing is that these are mostly years-old beefs and controversies. The “Gaga has a dong” thing is so 2009. The “Gaga copies Madonna” thing is constant, because she’s literally copying Madonna all the time. Blah. And it’s not like Gaga is even addressing those criticisms in a substantive way, she’s just acting like everyone is so obsessed with how controversial she is and it’s all she can do to merely BE. Meanwhile, no one really cares this year. Gaga still sells, of course, but Miley is the new attention-seeking pop star that everyone loves to hate.

Anyway, the whole point of Gaga’s Twitter rant was that she just released the audio of this new single “Do What U Want” featuring R. Kelly. It’s an okay song. It’s kind of late ‘80s pop-jam. The message of the song is pretty terrible though.


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  1. Jacqueline says:

    Somebody has jumped the shark….

    • Tapioca says:

      Ironically the only stunt she hasn’t pulled for attention yet!

      The song is passable, but I’ve heard nothing so far that would make her new album more than “Album of the Fortnight” before One Direction’s latest crowbar for prising open parents’ wallets comes out.

    • Yes, I'm That Leah says:

      yeah. she’s wrong for that.

  2. Grant says:

    The only thing that I find redeeming about Gaga (in comparison to, oh, Miley Cyrus) is the fact that I do believe she is legitimately talented. She has a beautiful voice and I think she’s musically gifted but she’s so far up her own ass that these other facts are so often eclipsed by her outrageousness.

    • Mia4S says:

      She is talented, which is why this crap is hard to take. All the “distraction”. When I first saw Bruce Springsteen in concert I was struck by the fact the one man and his band mesmerized us for 3 hours. No need to molest dancing teddy bears, no massive light show, no millions of costume changes. It’s made me VERY picky about the musicians I listen too or would ever pay to see.

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        That is why rock music in general is still to me the best genre – all the legendary rock bands of the 60s/70s even a band like Pearl Jam currently – it’s the band and their music that’s the focus – not lights, costume changes, and pointless dance routines.
        Gaga’s average as a musician, and she’s below average as a songwriter – No-one’s going to mistake her for Bob Dylan, John Fogerty or John Lennon.
        The fact that her team licensed Applause to Kia so quickly shows they don’t have confidence in her staying power.

      • Yes, I'm That Leah says:

        I agree. I don’t listen to anything hardly that came out after 1989. I don’t need all that extra.

    • Mims says:



    • LadyMTL says:

      ITA. She has an amazing voice, at the end of the day. My brother loathes her and I had him listen to an acoustic version of “Edge of Glory” (no video, just audio) and even he had to admit that she really can sing.

      Now if only she could pull back a little on all of the over the top shenanigans, I could go back to being a fan again. Right now, I just can’t.

      • Cameron says:

        She can sing and very talented. Nothing on this latest sceams Madonna. Madonna wish she could sing R&B.
        I wish she would stop with all the Gimmicks. We all know her last album sold 1million copies in a week because 60% of the sales came from the $.99 amazon album deal. So she does sing for charts and breaking records.
        I love her tho.

    • Dubois says:

      Exactly. She doesn’t need to stoop to their level. She has genuine talent. Miley IMO has none. Katy can write a catchy tune but is nowhere near Gaga’s level of musical talent (writing and/or vocal).

    • Yolanda says:

      I think she’s talented but her talent isn’t that extraordinary for me to be able to put up with her personality and antics. Not worth it.

    • littlestar says:

      Yup, so agree with this!!! I’ve been saying for a while that Gaga needs to drop her stupid schtick and just go back to making good pop-songs again. Enough with the theatrics and lame outfits (they aren’t shocking anymore, they are just plain old ridiculous). It must be exhausting to be her, always having to be “in character”. If she keeps this up, she’s going to be nothing but a distant dream in a few years. Shock antics just don’t keep people interested in the long run. Good music and good performances do though.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I agree. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her just as herself. She’s always dressed up–which from what I hear she dressed up when she was younger, but it wasn’t on the level it was now. But they’re costumes. WE never see her being just a regular woman. Ever.

    • Eleonor says:

      Agreed, and that was the point of Elton John remarks about her: she has talent but she is sourrounded by yesmen, and she has let all the circus she has created dominate the situation, instead of being her talent self.

  3. Fana says:

    The last album was very good, Im not excited about Artpop because all the songs I heard from now arent good at all. I will buy it anyway and Im still hoping she will suprise me and prove me wrong

  4. Kiddo says:

    Kaiser, that question has to be rhetorical.

  5. NerdMomma says:

    Yeah, pop stars, if you want career longevity, you have to actually make good music. Not just tolerable or okay music. Gaga has a pretty decent voice and pretty decent range, but her songs are very disposable.

  6. Anna says:

    The song is meh, and I am listening to Katy Perry’s ‘Unconditionally’ right this moment. Oh the ‘a$$ in your face’ thing? Miley did it better.

  7. aims says:

    I feel like most of these “artist” relay so mush on hype and theatrics instead of talent. Both Gaga and Miley are such attention whores that the singing is secondary. That why Adele is so refreshing to me. I don’t want to see someone’s ass hanging out, or your tongue hanging out like you’re having some sort of seizures. Give me music without all that bull sh*t.

    • cs says:

      They still don’t get it. Talent always rules. Although,” Adele 21″ is just her second album, she sold over 10 million copies in the US alone. She didn’t have to show her A** or lose 100lbs to do so.

      Gaga is very talented but I don’t believe this album will sell like her previous ones. I wouldn’t say she’s finish in the music business either.

  8. serena says:

    I’ve had enough of seeing Gaga’s, Miley’s or whatever ass! Wtf, cover up!

  9. Crack Fox says:

    If I had to choose between having my current God awful hangover everyday and listening to this song once in its entirety, I’d choose my hangover.

  10. blue marie says:

    Lady Gaga is always attention seeking, always.

    On her song Applause there is part where the music reminds me of that damn “6 more days till Halloween.. silver shamrock” song off the horrible movie Halloween 3.

    • Willa says:

      OMG! That’s hilarious! I just had to sit through that movie last night because I was doing a marathon of the Halloween movies. Halloween 3 is the worst BTW.

  11. Thom says:

    A sub Gong Show act. Embarassed for the audience. Basically a mentally ill, unattractive human being with a vile personality. At least the smarter among us know how the story ends. Lol.

  12. GeeMoney says:

    Ugh. I love love love her and her music, but someone needs to take their attention-seeking ways down about 3,000 notches.

    I wish that the public would stop feeding into some of these celebrities needs to embarrass and overexpose themselves in the media. I mean, if we all ignored Lady Gaga’s and Miley Cyrus’ antics, perhaps they would straighen up and focus their talents on their music and not their incessant need to be the center of attention.

    Social media and constant news coverage has opened up a Pandora’s box of constant f*ckery and ridiculousness in celebrity land. Oh, the horror of it all.

  13. Bridget says:

    She is legitimately talented, but she’s trying so hard to drum up controversy for herself that she’s veered into Nicki Minaj territory.

  14. Dragonlady sakura says:

    She has overplayed herself. Loved Gaga’s first album and hated her second, which did not have one song that appealed to me. This last album is a bore. The song Applause only makes me want to buy a Kia!

    • cyndi says:

      Oh! Do you mean the ALBUM OF THE DECADE, “Born This Way”? Another self-proclaimed, “phenomenal” album by LG.
      Meh …

  15. Barhey says:

    Even her controversies are boring now. I liked her when she first came out – she had a consistent look and message. Then she ran out of things to say and started copying anybody in the business she possibly could. A real artist would still have something important to say.

    • MonkSolo says:

      I feel the same way about her song writing. She had 5 or so hits in her, which is amazing considering some artists only have ONE, but I think that’s it. She’s run her course.

  16. Steph says:

    When I saw the title “Do what you want” I thought it was going to be one of those fun, empowering “you do you” pop songs that I like but alas it is about letting a man do what he wants to do with you sexually. Blah. That’s so tired.

  17. mercy says:

    Judging from the twitter response, her young fans eat this kind of stuff up. I wish they could see that they’re enabling her tendency to embarrass herself.

  18. bowers says:

    –seems needy–

  19. tifzlan says:

    Self-obsessed loser.

    I kinda like this song though. Hmph. Eventhough its got a lame message. The beat is nice.

  20. MissMoody says:

    She annoys me and her iTunes Festival set was epic in its awfulness but I love this song. Maybe because it’s R Kelly. Yes, I know I know. R Kelly is an awful human being but I love his pre-Trapped in the Closet career. Not going to lie.

  21. Debbie says:

    Lol, I knew she was mad that Katy’s song beat hers and that Miley is getting way more attention. She’s so transparent.

  22. Josh says:

    I picture her circa 2015 switching the lamp sitting next to her on and off repeatedly. She’s Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, but not pretty or interesting.

  23. kim says:

    She’s talented, but there comes a time when ppl get tired of the shenanigans of egocentric aholes in a full glitter outfit puking a psa from 20 years ago and calling it edgy. I wish we could just dance!

  24. glaugh says:


    bye gurl

  25. NovemberScorpio says:

    Gaga, Miley, and Rihanna just don’t make memorable or important music. We won’t be talking about them in 10 years. Artists like Adele, Florence Welch, Janelle Monae, ect are the ones with real staying power. You would NEVER see someone like Adele ‘twerking’, doing lines of coke off her body guards head, or posting pictures of her ass cheeks on Instagram.

  26. Tiffany :) says:

    I really like this song. The 90s R&B influence speaks to me, lol!

  27. jonathan says:

    Just more GAGA haters. BTW her new single is #1 on ITunes so someone likes it.