Gaga performs at the 51st Super Bowl, which is between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, at the NRG stadium in Houston. Wearing a short silver jeweled leotard, fishnet tights and a mask, she starts the show on the stadium roof, singing God Bless America and This Is Your Land with around 300 drones forming a US flag behind her. Then she jumps from the stadium roof to the middle of the pitch, suspended by two wires. When she lands on the stage, she performs Poker Face, Just Dance, and Born This Way. She also performs part of the pop dance duet Telephone. Gaga plays the piano during her show, performing a more recent song: Million Reasons. While changing positions on her piano stool, she gives a shout-out to her parents.
Hey, dad. Hi, mum.
Gaga closes the show with the song Bad Romance, drops the mic, and jumps off the stage amidst fireworks.
Lady Gaga reveals that she wrote the song Swine to express her feelings about being raped at the age of nineteen, during an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM.
It didn’t affect me as much right after as it did about four or five years later. It hit me so hard. I was so traumatized by it that I was like, ‘Just keep going,’ because I just had to get out of there.
Gaga and Kinney hold a commitment ceremony to show their dedication to one another, at Joan Tratorria, a New York restaurant owned by Gaga’s parents. Kinney’s mother, Pam, and one of his brothers also attend. Source:
Gaga wanted something visual, a commitment ceremony with the people who matter the most. They don’t have time to plan a wedding, so they decided they would have a small gathering to show the people they love most how committed they are to one another. It was just for her family and a few close art and designer friends.
Gaga and Bennett appear on the cover of a September 2014 issue of Parade magazine. Bennett talks about what he has learned from Gaga. She talks about starting a family and her song Lush Life.
Nobody has communicated with the public more than Lady Gaga. Ever. I trust the audience, and I’m very impressed. As far as they’re concerned, she’s part of their family. The only guy who ever did that was Bing Crosby, years ago.
Gaga and Bennett announce on The Today Show that they will release an album together, Cheek to Cheek, on September 23, 2014. The album features the two performing jazz standards, together and solo, like It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Sophisticated Lady and Lush Life. Bennett tells host Carson Daly, “I love the way she sings.” Gaga says:
The collaboration has just been so wonderful. It’s so natural singing with Tony.
Gaga’s assistant, Jennife O’Neill, gets a book deal with Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books. The deal for O’Neill’s book about Gaga, Fame Monster, could be worth close $1 million. Paul Olsewski, Atria Books’ vice president and director of publicity, confirms that they have a book deal with O’Neill, but no release date has yet been set for Fame Monster.
Fallon says he will win a $100 bet, with an unnamed friend from his past, if he ever hosts The Tonight Show. Moments later, Robert De Niro comes out and hands Fallon a $100 dollar bill, followed by Tina Fey, Joe Namath, Rudy Giuliani, Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers, Kim Kardashian, Seth Rogen, Mike Tyson, Lady Gaga, Lindsey Lohan, Tracy Morgan, and Sarah Jessica Parker. Stephen Colbert is last and dumps a bucket of pennies onto Fallon and his desk.
And to my buddy who said that I’d never be the host of The Tonight Show, and you know who you are, you owe me one hundred bucks, buddy.
Gaga appears on the cover of the March 2014 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. She talks about how she went through depression.
I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time — to one more person who lied to me.
Gaga writes a message on her site, apologizing for the delayed Do What U Want video, saying she has been betrayed by management.
It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more.
Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most. Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. There are always ups and downs. my heart breaks from the people i have trusted and loved who i’ve worked so closely with, who have used me, lied to me, worked me into the ground for the personal gain. When i woke up in the hospital after my surgery there were many people that were not there. my health did not matter. I did not matter unless i could perform. This is a very hard lesson. I have lost love ones to the greed of money. It is not Interscope. They in fact love me very much and will see ARTPOP to the end.
Seacrest interviews Lady Gaga during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her tour, artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball.
I hope it will ignite their passion, ignite their creativity, their inspiration. Because I love collaborating with great artists and I love watching that glowing smile appear on [fans’] faces when I feel that I’ve shown them something maybe they’ve never seen before.
After Gaga’s YouTube Music Awards Dope performance, Gaga and Carter split over “creative differences.” Sources say Carter has been cut out of the ARTPop album campaign, and Gaga has been refusing his advice:
She doesn’t take direction anymore.
The two had been having rifts in recent months – including a reported fight around August’s MTV Video Music Awards that one source describes as a “blow out,” but was later resolved. Another insider says that Carter, while sad, feels “liberated” to be relieved from duty.
Lady Gaga speaks openly in the home she grew up in as Winfrey questions her about personal life, career and charity.
The latest thing I do is I don’t read a damn thing. No press, no television. If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about?’ I don’t want to know nothing about anything that is going on… I shut it all off.
Gaga launchesLittleMonsters (https://littlemonsters.com/)as an invite-only beta for Gaga’s fans, who she refers to a “Little Monsters”. The site is the first project by Backplane and acts as a social network for her fans. CEO Michelsen says the project, in common with other Backplane project aims to :
Unite people around interests, affinities and movements. Backplane is about bringing together communities and Gaga’s community just so happens to be the community we’re using to learn about proper functionality. We think we can really change the world.
Gaga had called her manager, Carter, after seeing a screening of The Social Network:
She said she’d like to build a social network for her fans, and build a community where they could congregate and have conversations. So I called some of my friends in the Valley.
Carter then talked with Palantir CEO, Lonsdale, which led to the creation of Backplane, which has built the platform for the site. They receive backing from Google Ventures and others.
Seacrest interviews Gaga during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about how Britney Spears teaches her to always preform her hit songs.
I would be so mad if I went to see my favorite pop singer, and they didn’t play all the big hits. When I went to see Britney [Spears], I just remember thinking in that moment, ‘If I feel this way, I bet the audience feels this way.
Seacrest interviews Gaga during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about how her family reacted to the single Marry The Night.
My dad called me and he was like, ‘That was so raw, and the angles that you chose.’ My dad really understands me. So he said he loved how linear it was in the beginning, and then in the middle it was chaotic and at the end it was graphic, but that it wasn’t really.
My family knows my vocabulary. My sister’s a fashion designer too so I guess in our household we’re sort of used to talking about art and fashion and music all the time. And same thing at the Grammy nominations, he’s like, ‘That opening was the [expletive]!’ And he said something like ‘Never wear red, white and blue, always be the underdog.’ I was like, ‘Yeah okay Dad have you had a couple drinks?