Lady Gaga declared a “pop music emergency” yesterday (12.08.13) after clips of her new single, ‘Applause’, leaked, forcing her to rush release it a week early.
“My new single ‘Applause’ is out today and can be head on United States radio in 15 minutes. International radio to follow.
“Pop music emergency #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE my single comes out today. 911 spread this message.”
The song – the lead single from her new album ‘ARTPOP’ – immediately caused confusion with some radio bosses censoring what they thought was a racist slur, but was actually the singer namedropping US artist Jeff Koons.
She said: “I can’t believe they bleeping out Koons – they think I’m saying the C word (sic).”