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Gaga on the Born This Way Ball Tour: “I’d Never Name a Tour After My Album!”


“What’s most important to me is that the spirit of the Monster Ball is not dead,” GaGa explained to Billboard. “That the Monster Ball kind of lives on through the new show, and that the idea of the Monster Ball is what my tour is always called.”

“We just do sort of variations on this theme, sort of beautiful idea of all the fans getting together and rejoicing in their identities, which is what the Monster Ball is all about,” she continued.

The singer also said she dislikes the notion that every tour has to be based solely around the album she is promoting at that particular time.

“It’s essentially like a painting that we’ve created together, so I don’t want to make a new painting. I just want to create the next in the series,” GaGa added. “I’m never gonna be the kind of artist that just slaps the name of my album next to my tour.”

So, like — It’s not the Born This Way Tour. It’s the Born This Way Ball Tour. See how artistic and high-fashion it is now?


On the Judas Video and the “Monster Ball” HBO Special

A lot of you have asked why I haven’t had anything to say about the Judas video. The honest truth is that I gave it a watch and found it profoundly uninteresting. She keeps overhyping these videos only to release an utterly ordinary piece of work. There’s nothing wrong with it, really — although the pseudo-arty cut-away scene made my eyebrow peak — but the attempt to whip up controversy by provoking Christians is so overdone. It’s no longer shocking. If Gaga wants to be truly shocking — and gain back my respect — then I want to hear her speak up on behalf of oppressed Muslim women. I want her to parody the burqa, or use a hijab as a fashion statement. Angry Christians are still docile. Angry Muslims will fuck your shit up.

As for the ‘Monster Ball’ special on HBO: I didn’t watch it because I don’t get HBO. I’ve seen a shockingly high number of people on my Facebook feed who aren’t Gaga haters say that it kind of bored them, though. Mostly they’ve said that they’re surprised at how uninteresting it was, given all of the hype and glamour surrounding Lady Gaga. Alas, I have no thoughts to present to you, since I didn’t watch it. I will say, though, that the name ‘Monster Ball’ has always made me gag, simply because of how I know that she envisions it: it’s a little festival for the Little Monsters to come out to play and celebrate Who They Are with their Mother Monster, Lady Gaga. Gag me.