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Lady Gaga Hints at Manager Fallout: 'Millions Are Not Enough for Some People'

The musician took to her LittleMonsters social media network to defend her label, Interscope, and explain why she has yet to debut a "Do What You Want" video.

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It seems that Lady Gaga is kicking off 2014 with a clean slate, cleaning her conscience of any ill will toward recently departed business partners and ready to take on a new year with her loyal record label, Interscope.

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The musician first replied to a user's post on Sunday that highlighted how record labels and media have mistreated her work in the past. She noted that the negativity came from more than media, saying it was from a source much closer to her.

"My heart breaks from the people I have trusted and loved who I've worked so closely with, who have used me, lied to me, worked me into the ground for the personal gain," she wrote. "When I woke up in the hospital after my surgery, there were many people that were not there. My health did not matter. I did not matter unless I could perform. This is a very hard lesson."

She also defended her label's role in the matter, despite the singer's third album selling only 258,000 copies in its first week: "I have lost love ones to the greed of money. It is not Interscope. They in fact love me very much and will see ARTPOP to the end."

Gaga later created her own post to alert fans about why she has yet to debut a music video for her latest single, "Do What You Want." She divulged that her planning process was shortened -- as it was also for the "Applause" video -- truncating what usually takes much longer into only a week for planning and execution.

Why? Her explanation hints at the recent fallout with former manager Troy Carter, who split from the singer in November, mere days before ARTPOP was released.

"Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result," she wrote. "Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more."

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She again touched on the sensitivity of the period following her severe hip injury last year. "Unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own," she continued. "My label was not aware that this was going on. The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP's success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most."

Read her full "Do What You Want" music video explanation below:

DWUW Video

It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result. Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need trillions. I was not enough for some people. They wanted more. I am very grateful to the photographers and designers who have always stood by me to make sure my fans are never aware of the things that happen behind the scenes, but unfortunately after my surgery I was too sick, too tired, and too sad to control the damage on my own. My label was not aware that this was going on. The next few months of ARTPOP will truly be its beginning. Because those who did not care about ARTPOP's success are now gone, and the dreams I have been planning can now come to fruition. Please forgive me that I did not foresee this coming, I never thought after all the years of hard work that those I called friends and partners would ever care so little at a time I needed them the most. Give me a chance to show you the meaning of seeing art all around you. Open your hearts to me again that I may show you the joy of us coming together through our talents, that we are stronger as a unit than when we are alone. Let me be for you the Goddess that I know I truly am, let me show you the visions that have been in my mind for two years. I love you. Forgive me monsters. Forgive me ARTPOP. You are my whole world.

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