What motivates Lady Gaga to be so outrageous and curt when she comes across as a very intelligent woman?
In the world of entertainment, you have to stand out. By being outrageous and curt, she stands out from other singers. She wears clothes made of meat so people will notice he. Once they notice her, they might listen to her music and like it. Like a religion, the main purpose of a singer to spread their message and standing out is one way to spread that message.
Lady Gaga is an amazing singer, and I am sure she’s just as intelligent, but unfortunately, this isn’t always enough in the world of celebrity, or the music industry specifically. Which is why it’s a really good thing that she also seems to be better than any other singer out there in marketing – in her case, marketing herself and her own brand. Who else has been talked about as much as her? It’s the shock factor that both gets people to notice her and gets people talking – although, she wouldn’t have been as successful without the catchy songs and powerful vocals.
I take the success of her latest album as a proof of this – she leaves the Lady Gaga extravaganza on a side and makes a beautiful, powerful, honest album, probably thinking that the world is ready to see the person behind the costumes. However, her latest album turned out to be far less successful than her previous ones – which only shows that her image made her famous as much as her songs did.