Lady Gaga’s Tweet About ‘Artpop’ Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Whew, the past seven days have been doozies. How so? Well, it was a week where Survivor tried to address sexual harassment and it didn’t go well, and a week where someone made the mistake of trying to discover the best meme of the past 10 years. Also, people are wondering what is going on in that new SpongeBob trailer, but also relieved someone fixed the issues with Sonic. All told, there’s been a lot happening over the past seven days, really. No wonder some are seeking out a new kind of internet. What else have people been talking about on the World Wide Web lately? Why, my friends, there’s one simple way to find out: Read on.

Lady Gaga Doesn’t Remember Artpop

What Happened: Just because there’s no new music to promote doesn’t mean Lady Gaga can’t drum up interest and sales by pretending to forget her own back catalog.

What Really Happened: If there’s a new pastime of the rich and famous that we’ve come to enjoy lately, it’s watching Lady Gaga decide to break social media with a well-timed, seemingly innocuous tweet that she almost certainly knows is going to cause trouble. Remember last month when she decided to ask what Fortnite was and people lost their minds? That was fun. This past week, though, she was far more self-referential.

The tweet was posted on the sixth anniversary of Artpop’s release, no less.

So how did the Little Monsters feel about this?

Yes, the response became a thing in and of itself, but even so, the furor was still arguably less fanatical than we were expecti—

—OK, that’s more like it. Of course, perhaps this is all some kind of smart double bluff that we mere mortals cannot comprehend.

Look, if nothing else, you have to respect the savvy of an artist who can push newspapers to write defenses of work no one was really thinking about just by declaring that they, themselves, don’t remember it. At this point, the only real question is, what is Gaga going to get her fans to freak out about next month?

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