Lady Gaga had a hot mess of a year (according to her), especially with the criticism of her hit “Born This Way”, the disagreements with her record label, body image issues and betrayal of “lifelong friends”.
Via an open letter on her littlemonsters.com website, Gaga wrote, “Today is a really happy day for me. The past year was a challenge, and I’m so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times. Whether is (sic) be the record label disagreeing with me on single choices, or directors who could only create an idea of ‘Gaga’ or what I’ve ‘done before’ and (were) not able to move forward, and there was also of course the incessant dragging of the most important single of my career in dead-beaten-horse-mud.” Gaga also reveals she has endured traumatic personal problems, telling fans she has been “betrayed” by friends and colleagues and tortured over her looks, but she insists she has now “removed” those people from her life and moved on.
She adds, “There were all the personal moments. Betrayed by lifelong friends, mentors I’ve had for years suddenly taking advantage of me, and a massive struggles (sic) with my body image. I’ve grown and left most of these things behind, the monsters of fame are very real. But I wanted to thank you for baring with me a little bit… I am feeling blessed to have removed those from my life driven by money and luxury, it’s all about the art of it. I feel free today. Thank you for always being there for me monsters. I love you.”
So what do you think? Will the next year be Gaga’s?