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Lady Gaga Paid $5 Million For Super Bowl Gig And Even More To ‘Billboard’

Lady Gaga Paid $5 Million For Super Bowl Gig And Even More To ‘Billboard’

Read: Lady Gaga’s Unethical Payola Deal With Billboard

The corruption with Lady Gaga gets worse as the days go by. Pop Music Scandal has learned that despite denials from the NFL and Pepsi, the former pop superstar has actually paid her way into the Super Bowl. Despite denials from the NFL, Adele was the first choice. She wasn’t going to pay anything, and the NFL would have covered production costs.

Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears were also in contention for the gig. As a matter of fact, it was an almost done deal with Spears as of last month. And even though Spears is an icon, it’s a good thing the NFL didn’t go through with the deal after some of Britney’s most recent sub-par performances. But the real reason Britney’s deal fell though is because Gaga actually offered money for the gig. A LOT OF MONEY! Pop Music Scandal can reveal that Gaga paid $5 million up front. The NFL will also pay for all production costs. She will also give a very small percentage of money from ticket sales (a tour will be announced right after the performance) to the NFL. All in all, Lady Gaga could be paying more than $10 million to perform.

Lady Gaga pays the NFL and 'Billboard' millions of dollars in order to be relevant.
Lady Gaga pays the NFL and Billboard millions of dollars in order to be relevant.

Is this a smart deal for Lady Gaga? Perhaps. But it’s also unethical. NO ACT HAS EVER paid to be the Super Bowl Halftime performer. There were rumors that Katy Perry was asked to pay for the Super Bowl show a couple years back, but those rumors were completely blown out of proportion. In recent years, the NFL has asked acts to pay for some production costs which are higher than they usually pay. This is only the LATEST IN A SERIES of unethical activities from Lady Gaga.

Read: Shocking Interview With Former ‘Billboard’ Employee

If you think the money she is paying to the NFL is unethical, Pop Music Scandal is told that she has paid several million more to Billboard over the years. Pop Music Scandal was the first site to report that Lady Gaga and her team met with Billboard this summer to help Lady Gaga’s comeback. Since the release of “Perfect Illusion,” Billboard has published more than 30 front-page headlines about Lady Gaga — many which were written by her PR team and given credit to a Billboard author. If you don’t believe us, just do a Google search for “Billboard Lady Gaga.”

Lady Gaga has paid 'Billboard' for several front-page headline articles.
Lady Gaga has paid Billboard for several front-page headline articles.

Team Gaga has gone into overdrive this week after “Perfect Illusion” dropped from No. 15 to No. 42. This is a HORRIBLE FALL for a first single from a major artist. For any other artist, it would be a negative headline. Instead, Billboard produced several front-page headlines this week about Lady Gaga’s tattoos, Lady Gaga’s hair, Lady Gaga’s “successful” comeback, and even Lady Gaga’s tweets. We are told that Gaga’s team wanted Billboard to try and make “Perfect Illusion” a top 10 hit, but Billboard has already been in trouble for accepting cash in order to make “Dope” a top 10 hit in 2013 despite the fact that nobody ever heard of it.

Read: ‘Billboard’ Helps Lady Gaga Manipulate A No. 15 Position For ‘Perfect Illusion’

How can Lady Gaga top herself? We are told that several music critics have been paid cash to give glowing reviews for Joanne, her album that will be out on October 21. There was recently a “listening party” for certain critics who will write the very first reviews for Joanne. One critic is from Entertainment Weekly, but we have been told that Billboard (surprise, surprise) will give the album an especially good review. Will Gaga keep getting away with her shenanigans? Stay tuned!

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Katy Perry And Madonna: A Match Made In Hell

Katy Perry And Madonna: A Match Made In Hell

There is some good news and bad news for Katy Perry and Madonna fans. First the good news: Both of them are working on new music. Now, the bad news: Both of them are WORKING TOGETHER. Why does Madonna always have to hook up with younger singers in order to be relevant? You know, she could be relevant just by being Madonna. She is more talented than people give her credit for (but that Prince tribute was ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC). Madonna needs to embrace her age, NOT RUN AWAY FROM IT.

Katy Perry is getting less and less popular.
Katy Perry is getting less and less popular.

As for Katy Perry, she hasn’t had the best of luck with her new song “Rise.” Actually, Perry has been going downhill for a while. Prism wasn’t half the success Teenage Dream was. Katy Perry may be a nice gal, but she’s limited in the talent department. In a way, Madonna is (once again) lowering herself by working with Perry, just as she did with Britney Spears. Then again, Perry is lowering herself by working with Madonna. We could get another “Pretty Girls” type duet that Britney Spears did with Iggy Azalea.

We hear that Katy Perry was definitely going to release her next album in October. However, because “Rise” hasn’t been quite the hit she expected, Perry needs some “space” before releasing her next single. It’s possible that she’ll release a surprise album in December. Perry would be wise to do so. Christmas season is the biggest time for record sales. And you know she would love to compete with Lady Gaga again.

Madonna is taking a much-needed break from the public eye.
Madonna is taking a much-needed break from the public eye.

As for Madonna, she is purposely taking a (much needed) break from the public eye. She’s in the process of changing her image, THANK GOD. Let’s hope she gets a PR manager who can tell her how to use Instagram correctly and to stop trying to act like she’s 30 years younger. Besides recording a duet with Katy Perry, it’s possible Madonna may give some low-key concerts in the next year or so, but a new album is not in the picture anytime soon.

Pop star collaborations are usually a recipe for failure. Is there any way we can somehow stop Madonna and Katy Perry from recording together and assaulting our ears?

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