Lady Gaga has defended her new single ‘Applause’ as it failed to reach the top spot.

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Last month, the singer released the first single from her album ‘Artpop’, but it didn’t do as well as expected.

The track only reached number 5 in the UK, and number 4 in the USA charts, not the number 1’s that Lady Gaga is used to.

Many people has deemed this as a failure, and predict that Gaga is going downhill in her music career.

However, Lady Gaga has defended these claims, speaking to the Guardian: “It’s literally not even been two weeks since my first single came out and it’s all, ‘She’s over’, or because I’m not Number One yet, ‘She’s finished’.

“People focus less on the music and focus more on how the music’s doing; how it’s faring from a numbers perspective, from a financial perspective.

“If you think I give a damn about money then you don’t know me as an artist at all.

“I think that once you’ve had a few Number Ones in your career that you’ve kind of proven yourself and I don’t feel the need to prove anything anymore.”

We agree with Gaga, just because her single didn’t reach number 1, doesn’t mean she’s any less of an artist.

The singer claims that she feels like she’s been persecuted, saying: “It gives them a sense of pleasure when they believe that they’ve destroyed me or taken me down.

“It’s almost entertainment for people to poke fun at Lady Gaga, but at the very same time they have no idea the album I’ve made.

“They have no idea what I put into this, they have no idea the work that I’ve put behind my performances and what I do. In fact, people have no idea what it really took for me to get here.

“So it doesn’t bother me, it’s just an interesting observation of where we are as a society.” 

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