After months of hype and nude photo promotion, a snippet of Lady Gaga's new single "Applause" leaked early this weekend, to the star's consternation.
Due out officially on August 19, the track will serve as the lead single off of Gaga's album ARTPOP. If this brief teaser is legit, the song sounds great:
Despite Gaga's best efforts to keep it under wraps, "Applause" made its way online Saturday, not unlike the similarly timed Katy Perry "Roar" leak.
Gaga took to Twitter on Saturday evening and Sunday morning to speak out against the leak, questioning why people couldn't wait for the official release.