Lady Gaga relases Applause early

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 August 2013

This article is from 2013.

Lady Gaga's Applause artwork

Lady Gaga's 'Applause' single cover

Lady Gaga declared a "pop music emergency" yesterday (12.08.13) after clips of her new single, 'Applause', leaked, forcing her to rush release it a week early

Lady Gaga has been forced to release her new single a week early because of hackers.

The 'Judas' hitmaker was left disgruntled after clips of her new track 'Applause' hit the airwaves yesterday (12.08.13), declaring it an "emergency".

She wrote to her Twitter followers: "Due to hackers an abundance of low/high quality leaks we issue this pop music emergency ... monsters spread the word.

"My new single 'Applause' is out today and can be head on United States radio in 15 minutes. International radio to follow.

"Pop music emergency #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE my single comes out today. 911 spread this message."

The song - the lead single from her new album 'ARTPOP' - immediately caused confusion with some radio bosses censoring what they thought was a racist slur, but was actually the singer namedropping US artist Jeff Koons.

She said: "I can't believe they bleeping out Koons - they think I'm saying the C word (sic)."

Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour

Big electro tunes and even bigger costumes from poker-faced Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, in support of her fifth studio album, Joanne.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Sun 15 Oct

£40–£105 / 0871 945 6000

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Thu 12 Oct

£40–£105 / 0844 338 8000

Manchester Arena

Tue 17 Oct

£40–£105 / 0844 847 8000

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