Katy Perry is still slaying Lady Gaga on the charts and you know someone at MTV is hoping for some conflict, or at least GIF worthy moments between the two, so why not sit them together? Yup, Ms. Perry and Ms. Lady G are assigned side-by-side seats at the VMAs at the Barclays Center (photos via their twitter).
Other notable seat buddies are Robin Thicke and Miley, and Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. There are rumors that Timberlake will reunite with *NSYNC at the show but I haven’t seen seats for the rest of them, at least not yet. Then again, if it’s meant to be a surprise, they’re not gonna show where they’re sitting.
At least they kept Taylor Swift away from Katy, which is good for Taylor as Katy is back with John Mayer. In case you forgot, John Mayer also banged Taylor Swift.
This is gonna be…Fun. indeed. (PUN!!!!!!)
Lady GaGa is in the struggle, man. Her new single, ‘Applause’, is being met with a lot of silence and not that great numbers – especially in comparison to Katy Perry‘s single ‘Roar’ (BECAUSE IT IS WAY BETTER) – and she’s sorta grasping at straws and doing whatever she can to find more success, even bribing fans to buy multiple copies of her single and shit.
In any case, the boss of Billboard, a guy named Bill Werde, has called GaGa out for her desperate measures. Basically, Billboard’s US Hot 100 has changed their charting measurements to include online streams. You click on a lyric or music video or an online stream (an official one, that is) and it gets counted. This is great, except when you’re Lady GaGa and you start begging your fans to watch your video repeatedly and retweet to their followers so that they can do the same and your numbers can be inflated.
Word. Of course, the Little Monsters were there to retaliate, with some even sending him DEATH THREATS for daring to speak against Mother Monster:
Lady GaGa is losing her… whatever. Influence? Fame? Popularity? And she’s desperate to get it back and would resort to cheating to get there if it came down to it, I think. Also, her fans are THE WORST. (On the plus side, Bill did say that many were really nice/respectful.)
If Lady Gaga lives for the applause, then someone get her to an emergency room, STAT. “Applause” her latest single off of the upcoming ARTPOP, is flopping harder than a fish out of water and I don’t think her twitter fight with Perez Hilton is going to help. But will the video? Perhaps. Before the (non lyric) video hit, “Applause” dropped from an already dismal #4, to #6, to #freaking8, but as of this afternoon, she’s at #5.
The music video for “Applause” premiered this morning on Good Morning America and the big beautiful internet. At this point, I think so many people are going to automatically hate anything Gaga does, and I understand why they might. She’s been kind of insufferable lately. But guys, I don’t hate this video. There’s a lot going on and I wish she would refrain from throwing every single idea she has into one video, but I like the visuals, there’s no long intro, and she looks great.
What do you think of the video? More stills below.