Winner and loser of the week: Lady Gaga kills at Karaoke; Justin Bieber walks out on fans
Lady Gaga. The Bad Romance singer just released her fifth studio album, Joanne. She completely killed it on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke. Isolated vocals from her Saturday Night live performance were just released online, shutting down Gaga skeptics. She posed in wedding photos with a Japanese bride at John Lennon's Strawberry Fields memorial in Central Park. Her pink cowboy hat has given us all hat goals.
In summary, this week has us pretty gaga for the Mother Monster. But for the purpose of winner and loser, we have to focus on her Late Late Show Karaoke segment. While most of the artists who accompany Corden in the front seat sing along with their original tracks ( or lip sync if you're Britney Spears), Gaga sang her songs in full with only instrumental and background singers playing through the car speakers. Gaga offered up tidbits about how she can write songs in 10 minutes, how she owns about 400 of Michael Jackson's costumes ( including his Thriller jacket), how she feels about performing the Super Bowl halftime show and her memorable clothing moments. "I don't like it when fashion fails me," she said. But most importantly, she schooled us on the "Rah rah ah-ah-ah! Ro mah ro-mah-mah" opening lyrics to Bad Romance, which is actually a breakdown of the word romance. Huh, the more you know.
Justin Bieber. The Biebs has another reason to be Sorry. During a concert in Manchester, Bieber had a dramatic mic drop moment when he stormed off stage because his fans were loving him too much. The arena full of adoring fans were screaming between songs, something the 22-year-old pop star with a serious tween fanbase was not cool with. Loving fans, they're the worst. On his first night in Manchester, he asked fans to "try and stay as quiet as possible," which makes for a really fun concert. Eventually Bieber came back out on stage, but told the crowd they "couldn't handle" him speaking. "I'm not going to talk the rest of the night. We're just going to do the music." Unbeliebable. The Biebs is trying to break his tweeny bopper image. Throwing a tantrum isn't how you do it.