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Updated on Apr 1, 2019. Posted on Feb 25, 2019

Here's The Actual, Real Lady Gaga Story We Should Be Talking About

2013 was supposed to be the end. It wasn't.

Lady Gaga has always had her detractors.

There was that Facebook group in college:

Facebook

The shitty boyfriend:

“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit & hoped I’d fail. I said to him someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***ing deli without hearing or seeing me.”- Lady Gaga #Oscars

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And this person named Pudding:

Pudding's Twitter

But there was never as big of an outcry/anti-Gaga sentiment since the anti-Gaga movement of 2013.

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In 2013, people really, truly, wanted to end her.

They were applauding her failure.

They were calling her an irrelevant fad.

They were excited to cancel her.

2013 was supposed to be the end of her career.

Gaga herself was down.

It was a very shitty situation all around.

Six years later, everything has completely changed.

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There was that Academy Award thing.

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The Golden Globe.

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A #1 hit.

An incredibly successful Las Vegas residency.

One of the biggest movies and albums of 2018.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Universal critical acclaim.

And not one...

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...but three Grammys.

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Basically...

As Gaga said in her acceptance speech: "There's a discipline for passion, and it's not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down, or you're beaten up. It's about how many times you stand up, and are brave, and you keep going."

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