Interscope And Others Hold Emergency Meeting With Billboard Regarding Lady Gaga Flop ‘Perfect Illusion’

Interscope And Others Hold Emergency Meeting With Billboard Regarding Lady Gaga Flop ‘Perfect Illusion’

Pop Music Scandal can confirm that a meeting was held at approximately 1:00 pm EST between representatives from Interscope and Billboard at the music magazine’s Madison St. office today. Lady Gaga’s manager Bobby Campbell was on speakerphone. “Perfect Illusion” has come out on Friday, and although the responses among critics has been mixed, the response with listeners HAS BEEN DISASTROUS.

Pop Music Scandal told you last week that Billboard and Lady Gaga have been in a payola partnership for years, with Billboard accepting funds (for its charity) from the singer in order to win the “Woman of the Year” title in 2015. Prince posted a letter from a former Billboard employee to boss Janice Min late last year, but deleted the post after he was being harassed by Lady Gaga’s fans.

One employee quit after learning of Billboard's scam with Lady Gaga

And as we said last week, Billboard was paid to write an article about how well the song is doing, despite the fact that airplay has been paid for through hourly promotions with many Clear Channel stations. Well, that article came out this morningBillboard has agreed that they will post daily articles about “Perfect Illusion” in order to help its performance. They will also go out of there way to promote Lady Gaga’s album. Why not? They have been certainly paid a lot to do so.  As mentioned last week, Lady Gaga’s promotional team had allegedly paid gossip hack Roger Friedman from Showbiz411 to write a stream of positive articles about “Perfect Illusion.” Well, it looks like that happened. However, Friedman vehemently denies any money was paid.

The meeting that took place this afternoon was solely aimed at giving the illusion that “Perfect Illusion” is a hit. Gaga’s management asked Billboard if they can weigh streaming more on their charts, since Gaga’s audio clip on YouTube has been a huge hit. The problem — as explained in a previous article — is that Gaga’s promotion team is passing around illegal software to let fans stream “Perfect Illusion” many different times while appearing to be from many different locations.

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Meanwhile, “Perfect Illusion” has fallen to No. 4  on iTunes and keeps bleeding sales. We are told that Lady Gaga had a near nervous breakdown this weekend, but her management persuaded her to stay away from Twitter. All the tweets that have come from Lady Gaga over the past couple of days have come from her PR team. She has even threatened to fire her manager Bobby Campbell, who has told her to wait and be patient.

You may ask why this is the only site that is writing about all this. We want to know the same thing. Lady Gaga and Billboard‘s unethical relationship should be the biggest scandal in music history, but you won’t be hearing about it in many places. The reason comes down to one symbol: $.

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  • jayaston

    Great article. Keep up the good work!

  • socialogics

    What kind of unprofessional article is this HOT MESS? So much hatred towards a human being. Is DESPICABLE. Who wrote this? Madonna? Her team? Maybe Perez Hilton? This is too much HATRED TOWARDS someone that is not doing anything to hurt anyone. This is EMBARRASSING for the Pop Music world.

    • Ted Lopez

      Personally I think it’s a great article. It’s exposing the truth.

      • socialogics

        What truth?

        • PoLucy

          Lady gaga is not the best singer in Pop Music. That is the truth.

          • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

            She’s not the best singer, she’s not the best dancer, she’s not the best song writer… the only thing she’s better at is manipulating her brainless fan base.

          • Robert Castor

            Im a littlemonster and i love gaga. But shes not maniputating me . I dont like perfect illusion at all.

          • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

            Good for you! Maybe you’re the only exception. 99% of littleMonsters thinks that everything she does is a masterpiece. That only shows how dumb and controlled by her they are. If that’s not your case, I say again, good for you. You’re showing that you’re smarter than them.

          • socialogics

            Yes she is.

          • PoLucy

            No, no is, lady gaga is shit.

      • Miss Good Pussie

        “Ted” you are a pathetic idiot, exposing WHAT truth exactly? The truth that you & M fans have nothing better to do with their pathetic lives than to talk down on Gaga? LOL get a life

        • Carol Anne! Carol Anne!

          Why is it that Gaga copies everyone, especially Madonna, then Gaga’s fans turn it around and blame Madonna and Madonna’s fans and also they hate and threaten all other artists that don’t worship Gaga’s asshole? Gaga is the instigator. She’s the one that copied everyone else. So, if you had a portion of a brain, you would realize that Gaga started all the competition and comparison herself, which has led to the stan wars. She is the parasite that latched onto others with her claws to make a name for herself by creating controversy irritating other fan bases with her usurping marketing tactics. For some reason you fanatics (fans) can not comprehend that.

          If a new artist came out today and spent the next 5 years copying everything about Gaga I am absolutely sure you ugly little monsters would have something to say about it.

        • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

          Judging by your comment, I doubt you’re a Good Pussie. You’re just a troll who worships a manipulative, ugly and uncreative person like Lady Caca. Lol

        • Kroiiil

          The rip-off cunt deserves getting talked down to. What are you on ?

        • crash3667

          Let’s all just keep an open mind and listen to what the article has to say? It seems like it may have some merit in it, and after all, we never really know what goes on behind closed doors.

        • LeeRyder

          Why bring Madonna fans into this? Go read the comments on Lady Gaga’s facebook page from MONSTERS and you’ll see that NOBODY likes this hotmess of a song. Dont’ blame Madonna or her fans for Gaga’s career drying up, hon.

      • #SpeaktheTruth

        Sure is!! I love this site!

    • Ciccolina
    • Kroiiil

      I doubt Madonna could give a shit.
      And raiding through artist’s work hurts artists. So pipe down a bit would you.

    • Mierzwiak

      Truth hurts?

    • Carol Anne! Carol Anne!

      What does Madonna have to do with Lady Gaga? It’s the other way around. This leach has been a parasite to Madonna for years, and then Monsters blame Madonna for Gaga’s instigating behavior. Ridiculous!

      • socialogics

        MADONNA CANT SING. WHY WOULD LADY GAGA WOULD WANT TO BE LIKE HER? I WOULDNT BLAME LADY GAGA FOR TRYING TO BE LIKE WHITNEY HOUSTON. BUT MADONNA? LMFAO !

        • #SpeaktheTruth

          But Madonna is the Queen of Pop and Gaga built her entire career around madonna. If Madonna didn’t exist there would be no Gaga

    • Carol Anne! Carol Anne!

      You don’t think Gaga is guilty of anything at all? That she’s totally innocent and merely a victim? You don’t think that her actions have lead to these results? Are you on crack? Every action has a reaction. Gaga has brought everything on herself. She’s a manipulative, calculated, deceptive woman and you can’t see any of that at all? What is your IQ? Seeing patterns in someone’s behavior is not rocket science. You simply want to be blissfully ignorant obviously. Any discerning individual can see right through Gaga’s manipulative marketing tactics. She didn’t get to where she is from being a nice, sweet, innocent person. She clawed and manipulated her way to where she is. She’s showing you right in front of your face. You just can’t seem to put two clues together.

      • socialogics

        You sound so freaking RETARDED. Why dont you spend the same amout of time hating on Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Madonna etc etc…. STFU if you are going to be UNFAIR to Lady Gaga.

        • #SpeaktheTruth

          You are a poor soul

    • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

      And your comment is EMBARRASSING for you. It only proves how brainless you are. You let that DESPICABLE woman fool you with her tactics. Grow up. There are thousands better artists to look up to, and you spend your time to come here to defend that idiot Gaga? I bet you think that puke on stage is art. Lol

      • socialogics

        Only if she puked on your ugly butt looking face. LMFAO

        • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

          How! It took you 17 days to come up with a comment like this?! As you don’t have anything smart to say, you start insulting people. I bet the next time you’ll tell me to kill myself, right? It’s what little trolls usually do. It’s official: You’re a really pathetic person, just like your fake flop idol!

        • #SpeaktheTruth

          You are sad

    • #SpeaktheTruth

      Go away little monster this is the TRUTH!

  • TF

    The public has finally spoken and the Little Monsters alone can’t keep this career afloat! I guess Tony Bennett will be going in the studio sooner than later, and let’s not talk about the possible tour……

  • Ciccolina
  • Ciccolina
  • socialogics

    Madonna fans hate her only because she is more talented than Madonna. PATHETIC.

    • PoLucy

      Says the fag called little monster.

    • Kroiiil

      Uh, I hate mall rock and mall pop ( Lady Gaga’s music ) and don’t like her voice ( sounds nasal, pretentious, vocal fry, cliché ), nevermind that all her hits sound super dated.

      Get a fucking clue, the chick doesn’t even have one Classic. Madonna has numerous.

    • Mierzwiak

      She can be, but pop music’s history won’t change because of that.

    • Why doesn’t she write a better original song than Madonna then?

    • Leo

      It’s as simple as this. Gaga is a better singer/songwriter. Madonna is a better dancer/artist/entertainer.

      • Carol Anne! Carol Anne!

        Gaga doesn’t have any ability to create nuance with her voice. She has no emotion because she’s not really human, just a character that Stefani Germanotta plays. Gaga has NO hit ballads because she is incapable of being authentic. her emotions are all staged, overly dramatic sob story whining. She’s totally pathetic and the only people that don’t realize this are brainwashed immature little monsters.

        • Leo

          Have you watched gaga’s national anthem performance??? Madonna could never sing like that and never will.
          I like Madonna too but i think it’s pretty obvious that gaga is the better singer.

          • Kroiiil

            Awful, generic as fuck. Why do people cite that when it is just mainstream genericness ? Madonna emotes, Lady Gaga sings pretentiously, hitting sone notes theatrically in a mainstream manner does not an interesting singer make.

      • mynameisrita

        No.

      • Kroiiil

        Songwriter ? Have you lost your marbles ?

        And Lady Gaga has a pretentious voice, she also has the voice of a singing sow contestant singer, Madonna has her own voice and she knows how to emote. Lady Gaga just takes big non-emotive shits.

        • Kroiiil

          lol *show

        • crash3667

          I call it her “Nasal-arrogant” voice

        • Leo

          Have you watched gaga’s national anthem performance??? Madonna could never sing like that and never will.
          I like Madonna too but i think it’s pretty obvious that gaga is the better singer

          • Kroiiil

            Yes, I actually hate that kind of singing, bland and generic as fuck. She is no Whitney Houston, if I have to listen to a certain type of singing. People into that are people with a pablum taste when it comes to music and the arts. Really really boring and not moving at all.

          • crash3667

            And Susan Boyle is a better singer than Lady Gaga. There’s a Target somewhere near you so you can catch up, as you like to support the best singers.

      • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

        Better songwriter?! Do you know how many people it takes to write a crap song like “Do What U Want”? If you don’t know, I’ll tell you: Stefani Germanotta, Paul “DJ White Shadow” Blair, Robert Kelly, Martin Bresse, William Grigahcine. When Madonna wrote her most classic hits, she only did it with ONE person: Patrick Leonard or Stephen Bray. That says it all.

        • Leo

          First of all, stefani germanotta is gaga’s real name so it doesn’t count.

          I just looked it up and madonna’s “bitch I’m Madonna” took 6 people except herself to write.
          “Pentz, Rechtshaid, McDonald, Gad, Onika Miraj, Samuel Long”
          And it didn’t even make it into top 10…

          • Kroiiil

            Well, atleast she has real good songs like her mega Classics.
            I’d use Gaga’s music for some toilet paper jingle.

          • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

            Yeah. You’re right, stefani germanotta doesn’t count, ’cause she didn’t wrote a thing on that crap song

      • LeeRyder

        Gaga’s songwriting is amateur at best- Madonna has written far better songs.

    • Carol Anne! Carol Anne!

      Mmm no, not at all. You’re insane. Gaga is a parasite, and Madonna fans are simply sick of it. That’s all. Had Gaga not been the parasite she is, Madonna fans wouldn’t have said a word. Gaga fans hate all other artists and terrorize everyone and anyone that doesn’t worship ugly caca. Face it, Gaga is a parasite to all other artists, she just targeted Madonna the most.

      • socialogics

        YOU ARE JEALOUS BECAUSE LADY GAGA CAN ACTUALLY SING. STFU !

        • #SpeaktheTruth

          and nobody cares that gaga can sing cause aint nobody buying her new crap!

    • mynameisrita

      Yeah right. Fool.

    • LeeRyder

      No baby. We don’t hate her at all. We just think she’s ridiculous and makes crap music.

    • #SpeaktheTruth

      LOL if that’s what you need to tell yourself at night to sleep – then go for it. But Gaga will never be as successful as Madonna or any of these other female artists: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Janet Jackson. Taylor Swift, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Adele….

  • PoLucy

    This is iTunes Mexico.

  • J J

    I love your blog. Keep it up!

  • Carol Anne! Carol Anne!

    HaHa! Hilarious! This woman is the biggest fraud. Her sneaky, manipulative business practices are despicable.

    She simply can’t get ahead by producing anything of quality. She must cheat the system, corporate payola deals and have her rabid, nutcase fans buying multiple copies and auto replaying her videos 24/7. If she was really as amazing as little monsters pretend she is, they wouldn’t have to do any of these ridiculous tactics to gain her numbers in the charts. They have to put in SO MUCH EFFORT to try to keep her afloat, and that speaks volumes. Her and her fan base are simply a fraud through and through.

    • Penn Naame

      Bitch, you’d do it too if you had any talent to speak of. This practice has been happening for decades dumbass.

      • Kroiiil

        what are you on you loon. not everyone does it, many musicians aren´t interested. gtfo here.

    • Jannaina

      thats all she knows and learned. She believes that is how it really wirks, she doesn’t believe in real talent

  • Carol Anne! Carol Anne!

    Gaga’s entire career has been about comparing. She instigates comparing by copying others, and her fans turn everything into a competition to try to PROVE she’s better than everyone else she copies, hence their obsession with numbers and charts, but they fail to see that her actions initiate the competitiveness in the first place by creating the situation of comparisons. She has done this on purpose to create controversy and to piss off other fan bases by her usurping, parasitic actions, and the natural result is competition, arguing… What kind of a woman is she to want this for people? A selfish, vain, narcissistic, manipulative woman, that’s who. Her fans intentionally ignore what’s really been going on, and are blind to her manipulative actions. She brainwashed them, dug into their emotions with her claws and uses them to keep the snowball effect going of her manipulative tactics and to make herself money off their stupidity. She runs her brand like a cult leader. She’s a master deceiver with a criminal mind, and she’s an elitist… so her fans appreciate and idolize deception, criminal thinking and elitism. That’s disgusting! They have no morals.

  • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

    Lady reductive strikes again. She has no creativity, she can’t reinvent herself. she’s repeating herself by producing flop after flop. If she had any creativity she would come up with a hit. Lol

  • Ted Lopez

    Please pass this petition around at Change.org. It’s to get them to NOT let Gaga play the Super Bowl Halftime Show. https://goo.gl/zv1OqS

  • Lady Reductive, Perfect Flop, lol

  • socialogics

    I can tell this was written by a Madonna fan that hates Lady Gaga. No wonder you can only read comments mostly from Madonna fans. LMFAO.

    • #SpeaktheTruth

      I think you’re he only fan left that gaga has! lol

  • Nick Freno

    Lady Caca is the worst fraud in music history.

  • #SpeaktheTruth

    It’s official! Perfect Illusion is the flop of the year!

  • ANONYMOUS

    This needs to go viral. Someone hack into Gaga’s bank account and let’s use payola to get it trending worldwide, LOL

  • Jannaina

    She comes from a fraudulent Mafia family who are used to fraudulent techniques and deceptive behavior. Her father and family are supporting her and daddy paid for fame

  • sabatpa

    Desperate as always