Let’s play the blame game… Lady Gaga’s latest album ‘Artpop’ ain’t movin’ no units so she’s blaming ex-manager Troy Carter, who parted ways with her right before the project’s release.
According to Page Six reports:
Lady Gaga seemed to blame her “Artpop” disaster on her ex-manager Troy Carter in a blistering online rant, but music insiders say the real problem is her lackluster album.
Gaga parted ways with Carter in November, days before “Artpop” was due to hit shelves. Critics called the album a flop after it sold about 250,000 copies in its first week and dropped 82 percent in its second week (Beyoncé’s self-titled surprise fifth album, released in mid-December sold 618,000 copies in week one).
The singer ranted on her Web site LittleMonsters that the Terry Richardson-directed video “Do What U Want,” a duet with R&B crooner R. Kelly, has been delayed, and appeared to blame Carter for “betraying” her — even though he’d split with her before the video was made.
“It is late because, just like the [‘Artpop’ track] ‘Applause’ video . . . I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating . . . All my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored,” she wrote on Sunday.
“Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued . . . Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions . . . Those who did not care about ‘Artpop’s’ success are now gone . . . I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most.”
“She’s mad the album failed,” said our source. “At no point does she talk about the underperformance of the music . . . Everything is to blame except the music being bad.”
Gaga’s rep and Carter declined to comment. Meanwhile, we hear Red Light Management’s Coran Capshaw, who reps Alicia Keys, has reached out to manage Gaga, who’s now mostly managed by father Joe Germanotta, who reportedly gets 50 percent of her earnings. “Dad has as much say as any manager does,” we’re told.
Gaga needs to calm her a$$ down. She’s just mad all her attention sloring tactics no longer work. Time to start relying on talent and leave the gimmicks alone. And quit blaming the black guy!