When Lady Gaga announced a deluxe edition of her album would be made available exclusively at Target stores, we immediately perked up. How could the Au courant Queen supreme of all things gay ally herself with a company that had been acting decidedly un-ally-like last year? Yeah, that kind of anti-gay. Gaga sat down with Billboard magazine recently as the music industry charting company was celebrating Born This Way becoming the 1, song to hit number one on their charts. Damn, Gina! Gaga, a self-described student of fame, used the opportunity to move the spotlight just a little to the left and discuss how the Target team up came to be.
Lady Gaga Ends Deal With Target
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Apparently Lady Gaga read Target a mini-riot act before agreeing to hook up with them for her new CD. Of course. There have been no significant changes in the stand-off in Wisconsin , leaving the Senate to handle tough calls like commending the Packers for winning the Super Bowl. Another compromise offered by Republican Sen. Dale Schultz would remove collective bargaining rights just for two years.
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That deal has been ended and the Target version of the album will not be released, a spokeswoman for Lady Gaga said. The news was first reported by Metro Weekly and The Advocate , two publications that focus on gay issues. But Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta and who has been a vocal supporter of gay rights — at a recent tour stop in Buffalo, she encouraged her fans there to ask a Republican state senator, Mark Grisanti , to support gay marriage — said in an interview last month with Billboard that her decision to do the deal with Target was contingent on the company changing its position on gay issues. Target has a history of supporting conservative political causes and candidates, which has drawn criticism from gay groups.
Last month, Gaga announced that Target would release an expanded version of her highly anticipated May 23 release, which has spawned a titular No. Minneapolis-based retailer has a history of contributing to political action committees supporting candidates who oppose gay rights. Interviewed by Billboard, Gaga recently said that her deal with the company was contingent on a change in its stance on the issue. While the new category appears to be a nod to [