The album debuted at number one on the Billboard chart and sold 2.3 million copies worldwide, making enough of an impact that it’s worth a memory or two. Although ARTPOP is Gaga’s least successful album, it’s still a Lady Gaga album and therefore pretty successful. Gaga, what’s going on? Was she so busy during the recording of the album that it now feels like a blur? Is she trying to forget about the fact the ARTPOP included a duet with R. Kelly, a song that's she's since removed from streaming services? Or maybe she doesn’t want to think about all the taxes that had to be paid on the $83 million box office that came with the ARTPOP Tour? No surprise, fans are shook about her musical blind spot.
i don’t remember ARTPOP— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 11, 2019
I’m still living for ARTPOP— BRENDAN JORDAN (@brendanwjordan) November 11, 2019
I can’t believe she’d betray us like this pic.twitter.com/mUYW4WgpHt— ?????? ??? (@JasmineEve) November 11, 2019
Gaga’s lapse in memory is the latest in a series of odd Twitter moments that are leaving fans divided. Has the singer hired a new social media manager? Or fired her old one? Is Gaga embarking on a new artistic phase and trying out different alter egos? We’re not sure. We’re also not sure why one of the greatest vocalists of a generation would tweet this.
How can you not remember your best album?? pic.twitter.com/IdAfMtSFeq— Jake Lindner (@JakeLindner) November 11, 2019
Gaga, no! From the shocking to the confusing comes Gaga’s list of her hobbies, which aren’t hobbies, at least not if you’re Gaga. Is this a new abstract art phase that we don’t get? We have questions.
I’m gonna start lip-syncing— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 31, 2019
The tweet that received the swiftest backlash was Lady Gaga’s comment that ‘fame is prison.’ She likely meant the statement as a metaphor, but for those who have experienced prison or struggled with accessing basic amenities, the comment understandably struck a nerve.
my only hobbies are music and art but theyre not hobbies— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 29, 2019
Many people were quick to disagree with Gaga, including Amanda Knox, who was famously acquitted after serving time for the murder of her roommate.
Fame is prison— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 25, 2019
Knox was quick to follow-up her initial tweet with a message of support for Gaga, writing “For the record, s'all love to @ladygaga. The psychological pain of living under obsessive scrutiny is real AF.” Other followers were not yet ready to give Gaga a pass on her statement.
I hear you, but...prison is prison. https://t.co/5cclYYZxk7— Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) October 25, 2019
You should try poverty with kids.— Old Picture of Dorianna Gray (@blurbette) October 25, 2019
As a person who has been to prison this is a huge eyeroll from me girl— Elizabeth Roderick but w/turkeys (any pronouns ok) (@LidsRodney) October 25, 2019
I know 2.3 million people who would trade with you if you want.#VisitAPrison. pic.twitter.com/VZEbg6NcYK— PariahDog119☭⃠ 卐⃠ (@PDog119) October 25, 2019
While many fans are defending Gaga’s tweets as jokes, others are more concerned over the singer’s recent change in tone and voice. This seems like a good time for a Soul Session with Oprah Winfrey.
Try being poor with no health insurance and a chronic illness.— Joshua Eli (@JoshuaEli23) October 26, 2019
[video_embed id='1823437']Lady Gaga cancels Vegas show due to bronchitis[/video_embed]
One of @oprah's Favorite Things this year was hand-delivered by @ladygaga herself: @hauslabs’ glam attack holiday set. Best part? #LadyGaga gave Lady O a makeup tutorial! See the full list here: https://t.co/cUAVif7DJp pic.twitter.com/NhLb9sxokB— O The Oprah Magazine (@oprahmagazine) November 8, 2019