For the first time since the abrupt cancellation of the much-touted Lady Gaga-Kanye West tour, the former is speaking out, saying the two remain good friends.
"I didn’t drop Kanye," the singer said on SIRIUS XM's Morning Mash Up Friday. "When you’re really friends with somebody, you can make a difficult decision."
Their decision to cancel their co-headlining tour just weeks before it was set to kick off November 10 "was hard on both of us," she said, not giving a reason.
Theories posited for the tour getting axed range from poor ticket sales in the aftermath of Kanye's outburst at the VMAs to creative differences between them.
Lady Gaga says there was no falling out with Kanye West.
"When we were talking, I said, 'Even though this isn’t happening right now, I’m going to still go out on the road,'" she said. "He’s been very supportive."
As for what the possible hermaphrodite's tour, sans Kanye, will entail?
"I'm playing [to] just as many people in each city that I would have played on Fame Kills, but the ticket price is much lower," she said with a laugh.
"The difference between someone like myself and someone that’s three or four albums deep, is I'm still new. And my fans are so amazing and so loyal. They’re not normal top 40 radio fans, they’re like crazy punk rock fans."
"They come with lightning bolts and wigs and faint all over the place. They’re the coolest in the world. I want them to see a brilliant, amazing, life-changing show."
Here's a portion of Lady Gaga's interview ...