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Watch: Lady Gaga’s absolutely disgusting performance at SXSW

on March 14, 2014, 9:15am

The last 12 months have not been kind to Stefani Germanotta. Once the indisputable champ of pop music, Lady Gaga now seems unsure who she wants to be or where she wants to go. Her latest album, ARTPOP, was 2013′s biggest flop, a tedious listen that lacked the spark and creativity of her previous efforts. Rumors suggested that the album’s asisine marketing campaign cost her label upward of $25 million and turmoil within her camp followed soon after. Then, for the cherry on top, Beyoncé released her new album at moment’s notice, with no publicity, and sold four times as many copies as ARTPOP did in its opening week.

Needless to say, Gaga is struggling right now, and that was particularly evident during her performance at SXSW last night. How else do you explain having a human intentionally vomit on you not once, not twice, but over ten times? I get the connotations behind “Swine” (being treated with no regard), but last night’s performance reeked of desperation, to be shocking for the hell of it. Elsewhere during the set, she tied herself to a giant roasting spit, doused herself with beer, and had a woman eat sausage on stage.

“Fuck you pop music!” Gaga shouted toward the end of “Swine”, perched atop a giant mechanical bull on the Doritos’ Bold Stage. I couldn’t agree more.


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Shart
March 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm

How much of her terrible music do I have to sit through before the disgusting stuff starts?

janterrirocks
March 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm

what’s that nirvana lyric? “you could shit on the stage and they’d be fans”

Bob
March 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It’s shock rock, isn’t it?
Pointless really, but once you & everyone that owns you is addicted to the money you once brought in, I guess you’ll try anything.
I say give her the rest of the year to shock, then she will clean up & do nice pretty piano music.

Kenneth Partridge (@kenpartridge)
March 14, 2014 at 10:48 am

You warned me it was disgusting, and yet I watched the video anyway. What the hell is wrong with me?!