Lady Gaga Was Basically Bankrupt in 2009
Like Rihanna, Lady Gaga apparently had money problems during the height of her career.
"I had three million dollars in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage," said Gaga, explaining that she blew most of her money in making her 2009 Monster Ball tour.
"I remember I went home and I was with my dad and he said, 'I don't understand. 'Bad Romance' is out. You are all over the radio. Everyone is talking about you and you don't have a pot to piss in,'" she recalled.
"I said, 'Just let me do this,'" she continued, adding that Live Nation Entertainment CEO Fogel basically saved her skin by managing her $227 million tour. "'Let me just put it on the stage because I think if I can do this I can get Arthur Fogel's attention.' And I did."