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.