Okay, so at first I thought she was just this big industry puppet created by a team of designers working ten-to-the-dozen, spending god knows what to get her out there in the public eye at every opportunity, throwing in a bit of shock factor’ coz it guarantees headlines every time, right?
Then I came to think that, well, ‘Pocker Face’ and one of the others was vaguely catchy and gets people dancing, so where’s the harm, eh?
Around this time, I heard/read a couple of articles about how in control of her career she is, and what a ‘smart cookie’ she is, and I though, ya know, maybe she’s alright then…
But now, a couple of months later, after being subjected to the inescapable noise surrounding this ‘phenomenon’, the endless public appearances, and outré, ‘qu’est-ce que c’est aujourd’hui, madame?’ outfits made out of, look, a dead carcass, or the hair from an andalusian pony, or whatever, the more I just think “Why do people need this cack in their lives?” Is it entertainment? Really? “I am your whore…” she says… Uh huh. Whatever you say, girl.
Time rolls on, more headlines are grabbed, the outfits get more and more ridiculous to the point of “Well, just take all of your clothes off then – enjoy that for a few minutes and let everyone get some good pics for YouTube… and then the piece de resistance - carve yourself out of your own skin with a blunt knife so that you’re just a bleeding form, ‘coz that’s all you’ve got left to do now, lady”…. That’s Art right there, n’est-ce pas?
So…… She can keep ripping off Madonna’s outfits or music – I’m not buying the ticket. She can name-check Bowie and Warhol all she wants but she doesn’t fool me. I don’t see any ‘Art’ behind the façade and the smoke and mirrors, just a sad case attention-seeker, some dodgy lyrics, some pretty average dance tracks and a shedload of cash being spent and made. She must have one hell of an inferiority complex if she needs this much attention all of the time.
The amount of cash involved to keep her train rolling on – I imagine it could be put to better use in Africa or somewhere (who wants to ask Bob? Or Bono?) or pay off some world debt or something instead.
She’s had her fun, and made fools of millions, MILLIONS of people…… Now it’s time to fuck off.