Lady Gaga: I was Bankrupt After 'Poker Face'

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

March 14, 2014

Lady Gaga revealed that she kept an exceptional poker face in 2009 after the release of the huge single, as she found herself bankrupt even amidst all the fame and accolades.

In the upcoming EPIX original documentary Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?, the international superstar explains how she went broke even after hitting it big.

"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 poured everything she had into her 2009 Monster Ball tour.

Gaga's motivation behind risking it all was simply to impress one man -- Live Nation CEO Arthur Fogel.

"He's really responsible for breaking one of the first artists to come out of the digital age," said Gaga.

Fogel (who managed tours for Madonna, U2 and The Police) agreed to manage Gaga on tour, helping her gross $227 million.

Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel? premieres March 19 on EPIX.



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