Is Lady GaGa threatened by the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce or Katy Perry?
Well, when pushed to address the negative press belabouring new album ‘ARTPOP’, the ‘So Happy I Could Die’ belter sought out to remind attendees of her ‘SXSW‘ Keynote speech of the 27 million albums that make her one of the highest selling artists of all time.
Revealing that she believes she is held to an ‘insane standard’, GaGa’s time at the event also saw her question the origins behind her supposed rivalry with the aforementioned Perry, and slams the music industry’s forgetful nature.
Her words below…
On new album ‘ARTPOP‘:
“I’m sorry I didn’t sell a million records the first week. I have before. I’ve sold 27 million albums. I’m very proud of what we did. I’ve sold as much as everybody else sells. I’m held to such an insane standard; it’s almost like everybody forgets where the music business is now.”
On Katy Perry:
“I don’t know what the f*ck-all I have to do with Katy Perry. Our music is so completely different. I couldn’t be more different, really. I really don’t fit in pop music in a way, but I came through it and I’d like to think I changed it in some way so you can feel like you don’t have to fit into a mold.”
On holding onto success:
“I never liked having my skirt measured for me at school or told how to do things or the rules to play by. And as you become more successful they start to push the rule book closer and closer to you. ‘Now you’re here, so how are you going to maintain it?’ “The truest way for us to maintain the music industry is to put all of the power back into the hands of the artists. If we are not telling our artists to be creative, what are we? What are we doing? Why is it a prison, and why are we allowing it to be a prison?”