Did Lady Gaga try to gin up phony Youtube views for her new single?

Ad Blocker Detected

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading. We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. We do not implement these annoying types of ads! We need money to operate the site, and almost all of it comes from our online advertising. Please add US to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.


As Twitchy reported, Lady Gaga’s new single, “Applause” is selling well below expectations despite an aggressive marketing push from Gaga Inc.

Last night, Gaga retweeted a link that seemed to be designed for the sole purpose of garnering fake views for “Applause” on YouTube. Billboard editorial director Bill Werde caught her red-handed:


After explaining why Lady Gaga’s apparent attempt to “game the system” will be rebuffed, Werde started addressing angry arguments from Gaga’s “Little Monsters,” the term applied to her fans.


Gaga has been deleting a lot of tweets lately.

Tweetwood saved the deleted tweet:

gaga deleted tweet_002

Here’s the playlist that Gaga was directing her fans to. It contains nothing except 150 copies of Gaga’s Applause video. Hitting “Play All” would cause the video to play over and over again, 150 times.


Acclaimed producer/songwriter Dr. Luke calls the practice “not kosher.”


Dr. Luke co-wrote Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which, unlike “Applause,” is a bona fide hit.

Gaga now claims it was all an innocent mistake:


She also claims “Applause” is #1 on worldwide charts:


Mother Monster would have a lot more credibility if she provided a link to those alleged worldwide charts.  On iTunes charts in the United States, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, SwitzerlandSouth Africa, Austria, IrelandCanada,  India, New Zealand, and Australia, “Applause” is lagging behind “Roar.”


Got H8? Lady Gaga fans hurl anti-gay slurs at Perez Hilton

Angry Lady Gaga fans spew death wishes at Perez Hilton and his infant son

Lady Gaga goes nuclear on Perez Hilton, says he is stalking her; Update: Hilton responds; Update: Gaga deletes her tweets

‘Flop of the year’: Lady Gaga’s new single falls to #7 on iTunes US chart

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/21/did-lady-gaga-try-to-gin-up-phony-youtube-views-for-her-new-single/

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.