Lady Gaga claims she went bankrupt during her ‘Monster Ball’ world tour, reports CTV.
With her tour earning an estimated $125 million and sold out tickets being the norm at every show, one would think Gaga was racking in the dough, right? Wrong.
Despite the success of the tour, Gaga claims the production of the show, from her couture costumes to many backup dancers and set design, caused her to actually spend more money than she was earning.
She told the ‘Financial Times’ newspaper: “I put everything in the show, and I actually went bankrupt after the first extension of the ‘Monster Ball’. And it was funny because I didn’t know! And I remember I called everybody and said, ‘Why is everyone saying I have no money? This is ridiculous, I have five number one singles’ — and they said, ‘Well, you’re $3 million in debt.’ ”
That’s too funny, but props to her for not compromising on the integrity of her show. If Gaga wants something, she’ll get it.
Gaga does admit to spending her hard earned cash, though, but not on who you think. The ‘Born This Way’ hit maker claims the only real riches she’s spent is for her parents.
“The only big things I’ve purchased are my dad’s heart valve and a Rolls-Royce for my parents, for their anniversary. And that was only because my dad had a Lady Gaga licence plate on our old car and it was making me crazy because he was getting followed everywhere, so I bought him a new car.”
I would really love to meet her parents, I think that would be an interesting interview. I couldn’t even imagine saying ‘yep, Lady Gaga is my daughter.’ But if she bought me a Rolls-Royce, I’m sure that wouldn’t be too difficult.
As we all know, HBO debuted the concert event “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden” this weekend, delivering 2 hours of musical and visual brilliance from Gaga’s ‘Monster Ball’ tour.
Sure, everyone is buzzing about the documentary. But one of the most talked-about moments of the special was Gaga’s soulful backstage A Cappella rendition of “Born This Way,” which kept everyone screaming for more during the closing credits.
Take a listen below. If you have, at any moment, ever doubted Gaga’s singing capabilities, you can take that back right about now. Such power, such soul!
Puppies, toddlers, and other innocent people wept yesterday as Radar Online reported the worst possible scenario that could have occurred on planet earth has indeed happened: Lady GaGa has put on, like, maybe five pounds.
Gagaloo’s fans noticed her extra padding during a concert in Norway as a part of her Monster’s Ball tour. Though her costumes, music and showmanship have not changed in the slightest, the event seemed to be missing one element – Mother Monster’s washboard lady-abs.
Could we get serious for a moment? The chart-topping wunderkind has been hospitalized six times in the past for dangerous dieting habits. The woman has more hit records than you have fingers. She’s a fashion icon. She puts all of her money back into her performances. And, most of all, she’s passionate about everything she touches. COULD SOMEONE CUT THE GIRL SOME SLACK, PLEASE?!
We’re not huge GaGa fans, but this is ridiculous. Remember the meat dress? You loved the meat dress, internet! Bring that love back.
On top of planning for the 3-D concert and DVD, Gaga is still in the middle of the Australian leg of her Monster Ball tour and she is also putting the finishing touches on her music video, “Telephone.”
A Gaga representative from Interscope Records said that “there are talks about a 3-D concert and DVD in the near future.”
However, no other information was provided at press time, including how a 3-D concert would be presented.