The singer explained during her South By Southwest keynote speech yesterday that when the media turned her against Katy to start some kind of rivalry, she not only found it ridiculous but also extremely pathetic.
Gaga stressed that she couldn’t understand why her music was all of a sudden being compared to Perry’s, saying: “I don’t know what the f**k I have to do with Katy Perry. My music is so completely different and I couldn’t be more different.”
Of course last summer there was a huge debate on who was the bigger star and whether or not Lady Gaga’s career had come to an end after Katy’s Roar beat Gaga’s Applause on the iTunes charts and ended up selling more copies around the world.
Yes — as pathetic as it sounds, this actually became a movement where a lot of people would call Gaga a flop – or shall we say ARTFLOP – because she landed number 2 on the charts with her debut single from the album, and not number 1.
The 27-year old also joked that she’s “sorry” she didn’t sell a million copies in the first week but reassured that she’s done it before with Born This Way. Gaga seemed really passionate when she said people “don’t understand the f**king music industry”.
She openly admitted earlier this year that she suffered from a breakdown at the end of 2013 following the backlash and negativity she had gotten with the release of her third studio album, to the point where she couldn’t face her fans anymore.
In more uplifting news though, Gaga plans on releasing a new music video for an unknown single this Saturday after a long hiatus following management issues.
Quick trivia: Did you know that Lady Gaga’s ArtPop has sold 2.5 million copies while Katy is closely reaching for 2 million!