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Lady Gaga’s bizarre tweets about Fortnight and Artpop were all a ‘social experiment’. Sure, Stefani

Josh Milton April 8, 2020
Lady Gaga has revealed why she tweeted the letter "f" once and yes, we really do report on what matters. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga has revealed why she tweeted the letter "f" once and yes, we really do report on what matters. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga confused fans with a string of surreal tweets before she announced Chromatica.

Beloved classics include “what’s Fortnight”, “can u eat too much Chinese broccoli”, and everyone’s favourite: “I’m calling my next album ADELE.”

From the time she tweeted a single letter to that when she claimed she couldn’t remember an entire album she produced, Gaga left fans confused with her Twitter ramblings for months.

But as it turns out, they were all part of a “social experiment”, the professional troll has revealed.

Gaga explained the oddly coherent logic behind the nonsensical tweets while speaking to InStyle for its May cover story.

Just before we get into it, however, let’s relive a few more of them.

Lady Gaga explains why she woke up one day and tweeted the letter ‘f’.

The singer revealed: “I’m trying to crack the code that is the algorithm of the internet, and I will do so in various ways.

“You may not always understand why an ‘f’ tweet gets that many [269,200] likes.

“Who knows why? It was just a social experiment. I’m trying to understand people.”

Lady Gaga also explained how she has a rather casual relationship to social media.

“I post some things from my personal life, I post some things from my business life, I post some things from my musical life.

“But I will say that I’m not super obsessed with reading comments or counting likes or making sure everybody loves everything.

“Honestly, sometimes I wonder if the people who invented social media all got in a room and went: ‘Let’s start something where nobody has to be brave and ever.'”

‘I have a lot of hopes and dreams.’

During her interview with the magazine the “Stupid Love” singer captured the spirit of resilience and innovation held by many leading the charge in the fight against the coronavirus.

Rather than simply, say, singing “Imagine” and saying “that’s enough activism for the day“, she has barrelled into the front of health activism.

Lady Gaga announced this week that she had raised more than $35 million for relief and research efforts in partnership with the World Health Organization.

In channelling this energy, she explained how she wants to do more to give back.

“[I’ll do] more charity with the Born This Way Foundation. I want to do way more philanthropy.

“I want to help fund more research about fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain by putting a team of doctors together.

I have a lot of dreams and hopes. What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I’ll be doing it with the people I love.

We, for one, hope you enjoyed finding out about why Lady Gaga tweeted the letter “f” one day as a brief interlude to your daily dose of coronavirus-fuelled existential dread.

More: Chromatica, Coronavirus, lady gaga

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