February 18, 2012 at 9:16 am #4702
LAG has come up again as she took almost all credit for LG’s creativity. I’m not slamming anyone, but if we can see Nicki Minaj’s Grammys performance, it is very clear to me that it was Gaga’s visions, and NOT Gibson, as all of her performances have been well thought out and executed, whereas LAG’s execution of Roman really didn’t work. Further, if it were Gaga performing, she would’ve immediately changed the performance to be a tribute to Whitney Houston, as Gaga did at the Brit Awards to honor the great Alexander McQueen (R.I.P.) at the very last minute with a stunning performance for her incredibly talented and wonderful friend. Again, all of Gaga’s performances have meaning and she’s versatile and creative enough to match the type of performance correctly to the type of award shows.
Any objective opinions about this?February 26, 2012 at 3:35 am #4767
I’m having a harder and harder time tolerating the things that come out of LAG’s mouth.
I do believe that she helped Gaga in many ways. She helped Gaga become a great dancer (I know people claim she isn’t a good dancer, but there are virtually no other artists in history that can dance like that while singing live perfectly in-tune), and I think she probably did collaborate a lot with Gaga and help (key word being help) bring Gaga’s vision to life.
In my opinion, giving her a degree of credit does not take anything away from Gaga. When it comes to creative collaborations, 1+1 does not equal 2. Synergy kicks in and creates something greater than the sum of its parts. I think that was the case with LAG and Gaga. So, to be completely honest, I think LAG deserves more credit than most little monsters are willing to give her.
BUT, I think LAG gives HERSELF more credit than she deserves. She says things in such a way that she comes across as if she’s trying to minimize Gaga’s role in her work and maximize her own. I used to think that LAG probably didn’t realize how she sounded. Not everyone is very self-aware. However, after watching the Nicki Minaj Grammy performance and reading the LAG interview, it all seems very calculated.
It came across as LAG trying to say, “See, all that crazy cool stuff Gaga has done was really all me!” but in reality, Nicki’s performance just didn’t work. I don’t think it was nearly as bad as people say, but it looked like LAG using Nicki to try and prove a point, and it backfired.February 26, 2012 at 3:37 am #4768
Just to be clear though, I think Gaga has always been, and will continue to be, the primary creative force behind her work. As we saw with the Marry the Night video and recent performances, Gaga is still Gaga and she’s just as creative and brilliant as ever.February 26, 2012 at 3:23 pm #4769
I was saddened to see that, Scott, as LAG did a huge disservice to Nicki Minaj to prove her point, the choreography was pretty good, but the concept was not thought through at all, and I think LAG just wanted to cut and paste ideas, and Nicki ended up looking bad, unfortunately (but I’m glad she bounced back with Starships).
I did forget, though, that LAG indeed did help Gaga with dancing and did a great job in that respect, so credit should definitely be given to LAG. I think only Gaga and Beyonce these days can sing live and dance intensively, and it’s now very interesting to see Katy Perry and Rihanna following suit (they have really stepped up their game, singing live and dancing). I’m glad that, b/c of Gaga, other pop stars are improving, as the Katy Cats and Rihanna Navy deserve some effort.
I think with all of LAG’s negativity, I have TOTALLY overlooked that LAG can turn someone into a very competent to great dancer, tbh. I totally see the synergistic effects of LAG and Gaga, as I also see that with Red One and Gaga as well!March 2, 2012 at 10:11 am #4787
D, isn’t ‘objective opinion(s)’ a bit of an oxymoron????
Brian Epstein worked with the Beatles, LAG worked with Lady Gaga, the Colonel worked with Elvis – the former all left and the latter continued to be creative, innovative, talented artists!!!! LAG, Epstein, the Colonel – name one!!! – could work with me for eternity and I would never be able to sing, dance, perform the way that Lady Gaga can. In the end, she is the one who has to take center stage and deliver. I agree completely with Scott that Lady Gaga will always be her primary creative force – and that’s what makes her the incredible artist she is! Did anyone hear the American Idol wannabe sing “Edge of Glory” last night? Proved what a difficult song that is to perform – and reinforcing the fact that Lady Gaga is a FABULOUS singer!!!
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