Lady Gaga is rich as hell now, but did you know that even after her breakout hit with ‘Poker Face’, she was close to bankrupt? By choice, of course – she chose to throw millions into her Monster Ball tour in 2009, so it looks like things worked out for her.
From Entertainment Tonight:
In the upcoming EPIX original documentary Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?, the international superstar explains how she went broke even after hitting it big.
“I had three million dollars in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage,” said Gaga, explaining that she poured everything she had into her 2009 Monster Ball tour.
Gaga’s motivation behind risking it all was simply to impress one man — Live Nation CEO Arthur Fogel.
“He’s really responsible for breaking one of the first artists to come out of the digital age,” said Gaga.
Well, that sounds… cool. Gaga is right up Live Nation’s ass, isn’t she? Lord.
I do think you need to invest money to earn money, and clearly it’s worked out well for her b/c Gaga has a shit ton of it these days. However, I still wouldn’t pay to see that bullshit in a million years. No thanks!