Mother Monster detailed a year of professional and personal challenges as a Gaga-less year comes to an end.

In the midst of controversy over wearing fur, Lady Gaga took to her Little Monster social network to speak to fans directly on other issues. There was the professional (including a dig at frequent critic Madonna):

I felt in chains at times. Whether is 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 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.

There was also the personal: “Betrayed by lifelong friends, mentors I’ve had for years suddenly taking advantage of me, and a massive struggles with my body image. I’ve grown and left most of these things behind, the monsters of fame are very real.”

Regardless, it looks like a relatively Gaga-less year is coming to an end. The pop star announced that her new album is entitled ARTPOP, she just revealed that her collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar will appear on his album, and she even has a perfume coming out. The trailer (or as it was previously known, “commercial”) for Gaga’s Fame fragrance, is below.



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