Off Target: Lady Gaga Ends Partnership With Chain Over Donations to Anti-Gay Group
The singer reportedly dissolved a deal with Target over its political donations to MN Forward, a political action group that supported an anti-gay candidate.
When Target didn't cut ties with that organization, Gaga pulled the plug.
Tom Emmer, who campaigned for governor of Minnesota in 2010 (he lost), supported a Christian rock organization that advocated violence against gays and supported a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
The deal, which included an exclusive expanded edition of her forthcoming album Born This Way, was contingent upon Target supporting LGBT charities.
Sources close to Gaga say she was not thrilled with the deal from the get-go, but had hoped to use her leverage in the agreement to push the company to redeem itself for having supported MN Forward and other anti-gay groups.
Lady Gaga's Record-Breaking Birthday Present
Talk about the best birthday ever! Not only did Lady Gaga perform in front of 20,000 people last night (March 28) in L.A. – where she was serenaded by her adoring fans – but she was also gifted a something that no one else in the world can claim.
First, the "Born This Way" singer was met on stage by her dancers, who offered up a celebratory cake while the audience sang "Happy Birthday."
But then came the "Monster" of all gifts for the 25-year-old: A whopping nine-millionth follower on her Twitter page!
Gaga already bounced Britney Spears from her Twitter reign nine months ago as having the most followers, but yesterday she became the first person to hit the 9 million mark.