According to Lady Gaga’s manager, the 26-year-old pop singer hasn’t “made it” quite yet.
Gaga’s manager Troy Carter openly discussed his views on the young singer’s career with Michael Schneider host of the Music Matters conference in Singapore. When Carter was asked if Gaga had “made it,” Carter responded with “no.” He then compared Gaga to a “200-lb toddler,” according to Rolling Stone.
Schneider also pressed Carter to talk about Gaga and her team’s experience in Asia.
Earlier this summer, Lady Gaga wasn’t very welcomed during the Asian part of the “Born This Way Ball.” Protests of the Gaga’s Indonesia tour dates by the Muslim conservative community, forced the star to cancel her Jakarta concert.
“It's less about Gaga than it really is what's happening in the world right now as a whole," Carter said during the Music Matters conference when pushed to speak about the Jakarta protesters. "This is a microcosm. It's a generational divide. Jesus Christ got crucified. It happens."
Despite the struggle to find peace between the religious and conservative audience and the young, liberal pop star, Gaga has a large adorning fan base in the countries that love Gaga’s unique style.
“Asia is a very loyal audience and an audience that really, really loves music...it's not a passive audience at all...we plan on spending a lot more time here.” Carter said.
Details about Gaga’s rumored fall LP was also a hot topic during the interview. Carter remained tight-lipped on the subject but did confirm the status of Gaga’s contract with Interscope Records.
"We have I think three records left with Universal [Interscope]. There may be a [record label] system there by the time her deal's up that looks more attractive,” Carter said to Schneider.
Gaga is currently planning the American tour dates for the “Born This Way Ball.” Even though exact dates have not been released, Carter did say that the star plans to extend the American tour until the end of spring 2013.
"It's gonna be an additional year before that tour is over,” Carter said during the interview. “It's a long album cycle but it's part of the storytelling."
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