Lady Gaga: Avant-Garde or TMTH?

gagabloodWhile everyone has twitted against Kanye West for storming the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for her first moonman, no one has criticized him for upstaging the night’s most outrageous performer– Lady Gaga.

Culminating her live performance of her latest single, Paparazzi, in this year’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) with a bloody death raised a lot of eyebrows but failed to garner the buzz that I think Gaga wanted.

I absolutely adore her debut album, The Fame, but she’s becoming too much to handle. Her avant-garde-ness seemed natural a few months ago, but now it just seems so contrived and artificial. Craving for attention much!

Her ensembles too are OTT–the now-infamous exploding bra, which she wore in an awards show in Toronto, and the plastic bubble dress, which has a regular appearance in her concerts.

I also don’t think she’s as popular as she thinks she is. Two Billboard Top Ten hits doesn’t make you a superstar, honey. Go sell more records and lets see you win Grammys.gaga

I liked how she dedicated her award at the MTV VMAs to “God and the gays,” though.

To her defense, here’s what Lady Gaga said in response to reactions to her freaky outfits and songs:

When I’m writing music, I’m thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. It’s all about everything altogether—performance art, pop performance art, fashion. For me, it’s everything coming together and being a real story that will bring back the super-fan. I want to bring that back. I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us.

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