Lady Gaga Cries in Concert in Poland, Calls Out "Trendy" Counterparts

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It's not often you see Lady Gaga reduced to tears on stage. The two main talking points from the pop star's impromptu concert address in Poland Friday ...

  • Her upcoming album, Born This Way, will be the best of the decade.
  • She's sick of the whole let-your-freak-flag-fly trend in pop culture.

"The funny thing is some people reduce freedom to a brand," Gaga said, crying.

"They think that it's trendy now to be free. They think it's trendy to be excited about your identity. In truth, there is nothing trendy about Born This Way."

Gaga has long been a vocal advocate for gay rights, but is this personal? Is there a hint of jealousy at "her" message being co-opted by other celebrities?

The bulk of Lady Gaga's speech sounded like a direct response to the handful of empowerment songs female pop stars have released in recent months.

From Pink's "Raise Your Glass" to Katy Perry's "Firework" and Ke$ha's "We R Who We R," many singers seem to be siding with the underdogs lately.

The wig and lipstick comments may be a shot at Nicki Minaj, who has embraced a gay fan base, and donned an assortment of out-there hairpieces.

No one here's questioning the motives of Pink, Katy or Ke$ha, and Gaga likely isn't either, but you can't help but wonder if she's feeling a bit left out.

After all, those artists performed at the American Music Awards before Born This Way was even released. Is Gaga trying to take back the message?

This is a girl who's donned a meat dress, done countless PSAs, even embraced hermaphrodite rumors about herself. But can't others join the party?

You tell us: Was Lady Gaga weeping because she feels so strongly about her fans and her causes, or for selfish reasons? A combination of the two?


Shes crying cuz she cant understand anyonee.


since she's with Luc again she's crying more often and she looks more sad.
i don't have anything with Luc but this is my opinion.
and I think she was just anxious.


Oh c'mon people. She was a bit anxious performing in a post-communism country known for its narrow-mindness and not-so-liberal views. she was probably even expecting the arena to be half-empty (the gig sold out + extra tickets were made available on doors and loads of people with 'I WILL BUY TICKETS' signs outside the arena, though) with the crowd standing emotionlessly whilst she's dancing her ass off. And all of a sudden she's being treated with 10.000 people raising sheets of paper saying 'Born This Way' ... Im pretty sure it must've been a shock. She got emotional. S'all :)


She's crying because the growth hormones didnt work and she is still an Oompa Loompa.


are you kidding me? look lady, there is nothing new under the sun, remember that! and you really need to drop the whole, 'i'm different/born this way' crap. you really cried because you think that people are waving their freak flags because of you, have you lost your mind you idiot? to exalt yourself in this fashion is dumb as F. get it together girl... your bravado is embarassing.


How is Lady Gaga jealous?! She is a piano impressario, she's taken lessons since she was a toddler! If anything, she's a very sensitive soul reaching out to her fans......and she's no hermaphrodite, some idiots need to get pass that already!


Who cares if she is really a hermaphrodite? connecting born this way to that is stupid.u go gaga!!


haaaa - what a fake. Now you're crying to get attention! jeez


Here's another bogus controversy about Gaga. It's obvious that she was overcome with emotion by the outpouring of love from her fans. It's great that she's inspired other artists to support gay rights and human rights in general. The author's AMA 'point' is silly. She could have performed there - or anywhere. She's touring, wrapping up the amazing Monster Ball tour (which I caught live). Gaga is an amazing artist and person. Can't wait for Born This Way.


Okay, I was a huge fan of hers before she got really big but she's just taken it too far. Her self-importance and big mouth are out of control these days. She's not Madonna and never will be. She has become utterly ridiculous, a caricature of what she once was.


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Joanne Stefani Germanotta