Apparently Lady Gaga’s “monsters” fan base are more than fiercely loyal; they are also notably protective of her music. When snippets of Gaga’s upcoming single “Applause” leaked online over the weekend, the violation was met with an angry response not only from the singer, but also from the fans themselves.
“Lord, in HEAVEN WHY” was Gaga’s first tweet, followed quickly by “YOU JUST COULDN’T WAIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR ONE SATURDAY.” The single does not officially release until August 19.
In a fairly uncharacteristic response, fans began joining the tirade and launched an impromptu anti-piracy campaign, assisting in reporting instances of hundreds of leaks as Gaga’s internal “TechHaus” worked on getting illegal streams and downloads removed from the Internet.
A few hours later, Gaga sent out a tweet to Katy Perry, whose single “Roar” also leaked over the weekend, asking: “Wanna grab some shovels and f**k up some hackers?”
“Applause” is the lead single from Lady Gaga’s third studio album ARTPOP, which is due to drop November 11.