semi-regularly declares her devotion to the pursuit of performance perfection. She redesigns stage sets, revamps choreography, and re-commissions stage wardrobes from big-name designers (remember when she threw an Armani shoe
into the audience?). Also, she says things like, I am committed wholeheartedly to theatre with no intermission.
Turns out that her perfectionism has become rather a pricey prospect. In a conversation with the Stephen Fry for the past weekends FT Magazine
, Gaga confirmed that at one point during her 18-month, 200-date Monster Ball tour, she found herself bankrupt.
Its honestly true that money means nothing to me, she told Fry. The only big things Ive purchased are my dads heart valve and a Rolls-Royce for my parents, for their anniversary. And that was only because my dad had a Lady Gaga licence plate on our old car and it was making me crazy because he was getting followed everywhere, so I bought him a new car.
'Other than that I put everything in the show, and I actually went bankrupt after the first extension of The Monster Ball. And it was funny because I didnt know! And I remember I called everybody and said, Why is everyone saying I have no money? This is ridiculous, I have five number one singles and they said, Well, youre $3m in debt.
An HBO television special in the US and healthy ticket sales for the remainder of the tour pulled her out of debt. The video-recording sunglasses and camera-plus-printer she just launched for Polaroid probably helped too.
But lets just revisit: Lady Gaga bought her dad a Rolls-Royce? Guess shes glad he had a part in making sure she was <