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Even Lady Gaga Is Casting Shade On Her ARTPOP Album

This is going to go down well among Gaga fans.

Lady Gaga has had quite the storied career that’s been filled with crazy artistic concepts and headline-grabbing bangers. But perhaps the most controversial era of the singer’s career was her ARTPOP phase, which caused quite the divide among her fanbase at the time of its release in 2013. You either loved it or hated it and there’s almost no middle ground.

It’s been years since ARTPOP was dropped upon us and it seems like Lady Gaga doesn’t have fond memories of that era. To be specific, it seems like she has no memory of that period at all based on this tweet:

Whether Lady Gaga is merely stirring the pot and throwing shade at her album just for the sake of it (likely), has genuinely forgotten about ARTPOP (unlikely), or is celebrating the album’s six-year anniversary in a very weird way (who knows), we’ll never know.

What we do know is that Little Monsters aren’t too happy with this little tweet from Lady Gaga and decided to come out in droves on Twitter to defend ARTPOP and all its merits while slinging shade back at the singer.

Not to play Devil’s advocate or anything, but perhaps there’s a simple explanation as to why Lady Gaga tweeted what she did about ARTPOP.

With only diehard fans loving the heavily-layered, non-commericial nature of the project compared to the “meh” response of regular fans, critics not quite warming to what was being put out, and the album’s middling sales (relatively speaking) compared to previous efforts, perhaps Lady Gaga views ARTPOP as a period where the world turned its back on her and having the album’s sixth anniversary come along dug up some bad memories of that time.

Or perhaps Lady Gaga was feeling a bit nostalgic about ARTPOP and simply wanted to see what folks felt about the project six years since its release.

At the end of the day, there are a few takeaways from Lady Gaga’s simple tweet: there are fans who really, really love ARTPOP and the singer is either a social media genius or has a bad memory.

Don’t be surprised if all this was some sort of ARTPOP continuation or a trolling move from Lady Gaga. It wouldn’t be the first time she’s done something like this.

Today I Learned: Lady Gaga Secretly Trolled You With 'Poker Face' Without You Even Realising

It suddenly makes the song a little bit better now.

It’s been well over a decade since Lady Gaga dropped her synth-pop banger, ‘Poker Face’, upon the world and it is still a tune that gets the blood pumping. You simply can’t listen to the song and not sing along whenever that robot-sounding chorus and hook comes up.

Here’s the thing though, we’ve been listening to the lyrics incorrectly this entire time.

After years of seeing the music video and hearing the song on loop, it’s been burned into our brains that the chorus to ‘Poker Face’ is:

Can’t read my, can’t read my
No he can’t read my poker face
(She got me like nobody)

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face
(She got me like nobody)

As it turns out, Lady Gaga isn’t actually singing “P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face” every single time. If you listen carefully, she’s actually singing “f**k her face” on every second repetition of the phrase during the chorus.

Speaking of Lady Gaga, the GOAT team talk about her most underrated album, ‘Artpop’, on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

So in other words, Lady Gaga has been trolling us this whole time and we’ve only just realised it despite the lyric hiding under our noses this entire time. Who would’ve thought autotune would be such a powerful trolling tool?

Listen to the song again and see for yourself. It will never be the same again. For all those people who caught it for the first time, it turns out you’re not crazy after all.

It’s quite the genius stroke from Lady Gaga and it’s actually quite surprising that this cheeky little ‘Poker Face’ lyric is only starting to get attention now because the single indirectly confirmed its existence ages ago.

During a Wango Tango performance after the release of ‘Poker Face’, Lady Gaga admitted that the American radio station, Kiss FM, was the only place to correctly censor the song.

Hats off to Lady Gaga for this little hidden gem and shame on us for taking so long to realise its existence.

Now the real question is whether Lady Gaga has slipped in more trolling lyrics into ‘Poker Face’. Hell, I’m now questioning what “bluffin with my muffin” even really means now.

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Simon Cowell Wants To Give White-Washing K-Pop A Good Go

Go back to the drawing board, Simon.

For all his faults – and boy are there many of them – Simon Cowell is pretty damned good at the whole boy band game, having been instrumental in the rise of groups like Westlife and One Direction. However, his latest idea is a step too far in the wrong direction because his new schtick is to essentially make a K-pop group.

In a new video shared on The X-Factor Twitter account, Simon announced a new spin-off reality competition show called X-Factor: The Band, in which he’ll look for the best boy or girl group.

Now that’s fine and all… until he said, “Right now K-pop you could argue is ruling the world. Now it’s time for UK-pop.”

We all know that Simon Cowell’s schtick is to be outspoken and blunt, but this is something else. There are two ways to look at his comment and neither of them are good.

Firstly, UK-pop sounds like he’s trying to cobble together an English-speaking version of a K-pop group (a “pop” group in essence) after seeing a couple of BTS videos on YouTube.

It’s understandable he’ll want to jump on that tsunami – it’s his job after all – but trying to put together a K-pop group consisting of white people is just offensive. It sounds like nothing more than an attempt to whitewash a big part of Korean culture.

Just a little bit.

The other interpretation of Simon’s announcement is he wants to create a boy or girl group that’ll rival all those successful K-pop groups right now. Competitiveness is expected in the music scene, but labeling his new group “UK-pop” sounds like he’s discrediting K-pop as a genre, which is just ludicrous.

Whether you love or hate K-pop, there’s simply no denying the numbers and influence it’s had pop-culture. You can’t own everything in the pop scene, Simon. And besides, did you suddenly forget the UK’s decades-long dominance of the music scene?

So maybe go back to the drawing board, Simon, because X-Factor: The Band doesn’t sound like a very good idea. Plus there’s already a thing called UK-pop: it’s called “pop”. If you want to ride the K-pop wave, go stan BTS and BLACKPINK or something.

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