Lady Gaga has accused US gossip blogger Perez Hilton of sending her mocking text messages after a hip injury left her wheelchair-bound earlier this year.
Back in February, Gaga was forced to cancel a string of tour dates after finding out that she needed surgery on a broken hip.
The pop icon took to Twitter to out Hilton’s message, which allegedly shows Gaga in a wheelchair with the word ‘Karma’ scrawled across it. She wrote: “Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair w the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me. Day of my accident.
Gaga is now back on fighting form and has promised fans an “one hour of all new music” when she takes to the stage at London’s Roundhouse on the opening night of this year’s iTunes Festival on September 1. However, she apparently hasn’t forgotten being allegedly taunted by Hilton while she was injured, telling her 39 million Twitter followers last night (August 16):
Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair w the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me. Day of my accident
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 16, 2013
In her next tweet, the singer urged fans not to be upset on her behalf, saying: “Please monsters do not be affected by someone like this NOTHING merits this kind of hatred. Im ok & I always survive. Ignore him. Just Dance.”
Hilton has yet to respond directly to Gaga’s comments, but did post the following tweet shortly after Gaga had publicly scolded him: “Woah! @LadyGaGa’s Applause has dropped to #4 on @iTunesMusic in America. That country singer, Luke Bryan, is beating her.”
Earlier this week, Gaga unveiled the trailer for her forthcoming album ‘ARTPOP’, which is set for release on November 11. The 47-second clip shows the singer with her face covered in plastic being roundly jeered while a series of messages are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Seemingly making light of any backlash she might receive for the new LP, they include slogans such as “Lady Gaga is no longer relevant” and “Ever since ‘Born This Way’, she’s a flop”. You can watch the clip by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.
‘Applause’, the lead single from ‘ARTPOP’, is currently being outsold by ‘Roar’, the first track from Katy Perry’s forthcoming album ‘Prism’, by two copies to one in the US. ‘Applause’ is expected to debut inside the Top Ten on the UK’s Official Singles Chart tomorrow (August 18).