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Lady Gaga Smokes a Joint In Front of Dutch Fans - KOvideo (blog)

When given a joint, the international sensation didn't hesitate to light up on stage. Lady Gaga Smokes a Joint In Front of Dutch Fans

Lady Gaga definitely doesn’t shy away from controversy which she took to a whole new level this week.  During a performance this past Monday in Amsterdam, the current Queen of Pop grabbed a joint, took it onstage, lit up and smoked the marijuana in front of her legions of adoring Dutch fans.

She started by going through a pack of cigarettes before chucking them because there wasn’t any pot in them but then a helpful fan tossed her up a joint and she lit it up immediately, just to “check if it was real.”

Gaga fans shouldn’t be shocked at all by this turn of events.  The singer has been very vocal about supporting the legalization of marijuana, a substance that she feels provides her with a spiritual experience which, in turn, helps her be more creative with her music.  While she has admitted to trying harder drugs, she continues to be very fond of cannabis.

The star emphasized, though, that she wasn’t high for the rest of her performance.  She took three hits, threw the joint into the crowd and, just before launching into “Bad Romance” said: "For those of you who are wondering if I'm high right now, I'm not. That is not nearly enough to get me high."

Naturally, she is being scrutinized for her actions which, some say, give the wrong message to younger fans.

Lady Gaga videotaped smoking pot on stage - New York Daily News

Lady Gaga smoking marijuana at her concert in Amsterdam (key words weed, pot, joint)

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Lady Gaga lights up at Monday night's concert at Amsterday's Ziggo Dome.

Lady Gaga is going to pot.

The 26-year-old diva went native during her concert Monday in Amsterdam, taking a few puffs from what appeared to be a marijuana joint while performing on stage.

In a video captured by a concertgoer, the "Just Dance" singer is handed a wrapped cigarette from someone in the Dutch audience.

"Holland, is it real? Don't tease me," says Gaga, pulling open the wrapper. "Oh, it's real."

After lighting it up and taking a few long puffs, Gaga throws the lit joint to another fan in the crowd at the Ziggo Dome.

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Amsterdam, where pot smoking has been legalized, seems the perfect fit for Gaga, an admitted fan of the "medical" drug.

The New York product, born this way as Stefani Germanotta, has admitted in the past that she dabbled in harder drugs, but cleaned up her act - almost completely.

"'I am a little bit part of the green club," she told the hosts of "The View" last year.

During her Amsterdam concert, Gaga used the opportunity to extoll the virtues of pot. She even joked that she would lobby President Obama to legalized marijuana worldwide, according to London's The Sun.

"I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I've really cut down on drinking," she told her Dutch Little Monsters. "It has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music."

Kendrick Lamar Previews Drake, Lady Gaga Album Features - MTV.com (blog)

By Rob Markman

It was like a scene out of a classic Notorious B.I.G. video, the one where a rowdy crowd tries to getting into a Brooklyn house party and Heavy D is forced to play the bouncer. Yes, the scene outside of Kendrick Lamar’s New York City listening for good kid, M.A.A.d city on Tuesday (September 18) was just like Biggie’s “One More Chance” video.

Inside of Chung King Studios was just as chaotic as industry mainstays, a throng of fans and rappers like Pusha T and Fred the Godson piled into the intimate space to take their first listen to K. Dot’s first major label LP.

Kendrick, who played tracks from the control room alongside his Top Dawg Entertainment family and partners at Interscope Records, didn’t give long speeches or play the songs in sequence or even properly introduce any of the seven tracks that he spun. Instead, he just thanked the crowd for attending and let the music speak for itself.

The first song Kendrick let rip was his much-talked about Lady Gaga collaboration. On it the Fame Monster sang of being a sinner, while Kendrick rapped about the changes around him and the new hanger-ons he’s acquired since becoming more famous. Track #2 was a Hit-Boy produced banger. The rattling bass and packed room made it hard to pick up on specifics lyrically, but judging from the tempo and K. Dot’s bouncy flow, this one could very well end up a DJ favorite.

Lamar didn’t play the entire album, nor did he play previously released singles like “The Recipe” and “Swimming Pools (Drank),” but he did wow the crowd when he rocked a 1990’s-styled track featuring Compton, California rap icon MC Eiht.

And for his final trick, Kendrick pulled out what sounded like it could be “Poetic Justice,” the reported title for his new collaboration with Drake. The two friends seemed to flow seamlessly over a track which samples Janet Jacksonâ€"another winner for sure.

At the end of the night Kendrick Lamar cut the music and told the crowd that they would have to wait until the October 22 release date to hear the rest of good kid, m.A.A.d city, which so far, sounds so good.

What are your expectations for Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city? Let us kno win the comments!

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TI, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Lady Gaga, and More Just Announced Phoenix Show - Phoenix New Times (blog)

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Quasi-political folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad, a band that would be hard to take seriously, if not for the ballsy lyrical stylings displayed on songs like "American Tune" and "Joe Arpaio is a Punk," is hitting The Crescent Ballroom Sunday, November 18.

If you've never heard them (unlikely if you're paying attention to local music), they're vaguely reminiscent of The Violent Femmes, if Gordon Gano had popped adderall through the '80s. This will be some good clean fun.

When hip-hop artist/actor/producer/everything-under-the-sun T.I. isn't saving lives or dealing with federal weapons charges, what does he do? Well, he's hitting Comerica Theatre on Saturday, November 10. He'll no doubt be sharing some new tracks off his upcoming studio albumTrouble Man, due out sometime in December.

Award-winning guitarist Joe Bonamassa is bringing his English-blues inspired brand of rock to Comerica Theatre on Sunday, April 2. There will be plenty of time to score some tickets to this one, and for those who go, they will be privy to the awesomeness that comes with back-breaking touring and collaborations with everyone from Eric Clapton to Paul Rogers. The guy is only 35 years old, but his skills with an axe rival those of his elders, evidenced on his 11th studio album, Driving Towards the Daylight.

Andrew Jackson Jihad: With Future of the Left, Jeff Rosenstock, & Minibosses, Sunday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m., $14. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.

Joe Bonamassa: Sunday, April 21, 8 p.m., $59-$99. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

The Born This Way Ball: With Lady Gaga, Madeon, & Lady Starlight, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., $49.50-$175. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.

Tommy Castro: Friday, Dec. 14, 9:15 p.m., $20. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Stacy Clark: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $10. Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix, 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, 602-261-7625.

Deftones: Saturday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Price TBA. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.

Halestorm: Monday, Nov. 12, 6 p.m., $16. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480-829-0707.

I Fight Dragons, & MC Lars: With Skyfox, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-256-6006.

Janis Ian: Wednesday, March 20, 8 p.m., $22. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

Lamb of God: With In Flames, Hatebreed, & Sylosis, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., $30. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

Barry Manilow: Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., $9.99-$149.99. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

Musiq Soulchild: Thursday, Nov. 8, 8:30 p.m., $20-$48. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Napalm Death: With Municipal Waste, Exhumed, Attitude Adjustment, & Horse Head, Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., $16. Rocky Point Cantina, 1001 E. Eighth St., Tempe, 480-968-7879.

P!nk: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., $44.75-$84.75. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-2000.

Power 98.3's Powerhouse 2012: With The Game, Ca$h Out, & more, Friday, Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m., $20-$45. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

Rosco Bandana: With The Senators, Thursday, Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m., $10/$12. Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix, 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, 602-261-7625.

Michael W. Smith: Saturday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., $39-$75. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

The Spittin' Cobras: With Strangers Family Band, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 9 p.m., $8. Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480-947-3580.

T.I.: Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., $58-$138. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

X: With The Father Figures, & Scorpion vs. Tarantula, Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., $15-$30. Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222.

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Lady Gaga Piles On 30 Pounds From Her 'Drunk Diet' Says Expert - Radar Online

Selma Blair and baby Arthur talk a stroll out and about in Studio City on September 18th. Toting her Linea Pelle Dylan Color Block Tote in Coffee, Selma had her hands free to give Arthur all the kisses and cuddles she wants!

Lady Gaga praises 'wondrous' marijuana as she lights up on stage in Amsterdam - Daily Mail

By Louise Saunders

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She's previously admitted to being 'a little bit part of the green club' and Gaga revealed all to her fans - many of them young - as she smoked marijuana onstage.

In a video captured at her performance in Amsterdam earlier this week. The singer was seen mid-show lighting a big joint and inhaling on it during a break in the show.

Praising the 'wondrous' drug, the 26-year-old singer told fans she had cut down on drinking alcohol because she prefers smoking the substance.

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Lighting up: Lady Gaga smoked marijuana while on stage in Amsterdam earlier this week

Lighting up: Lady Gaga smoked marijuana while on stage in Amsterdam earlier this week

The Born This Way hitmaker revealed cannabis has helped her approach her music from a 'spiritual' perspective.

She told The Sun newspaper: 'I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I’ve really cut down on drinking.

'It has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music.

'It’s like saying everybody needs to take a breath and it’s going to be OK.'

'Medical wonder': The 26-year-old singer admitted cannabis has helped her approach her music from a 'spiritual' perspective

'Medical wonder': The 26-year-old singer admitted cannabis has helped her approach her music from a 'spiritual' perspective

'Wondrous': Gaga told fans she had cut down on drinking alcohol because she prefers smoking the substance

'Wondrous': Gaga told fans she had cut down on drinking alcohol because she prefers smoking the substance

'Wondrous': Gaga told fans she had cut down on drinking alcohol because she prefers smoking the substance

Paying tribute to the 'medical wonders' of marijuana, Mother Monster said she thought Amsterdam was the 'appropriate place' to tell her Little Monsters about her feelings for the drug.

Of course, in the Netherlands smoking the substance has been essentially decriminalised with the possession and purchase of cannabis tolerated in small amounts.

While some fans appreciated her honesty, many were left unimpressed by her antics.

One fan group tweeted: 'Stop Smoking Marijuana Gaga. No Drugs Just Art. @ladygaga Stop pleaser!!' (sic)

Another Twitter user posted a link adding: 'What a role model to kids ey?'

Gaga also joked that she was going to talk to US President Barack Obama in a bid to make marijuana legal in America.

The singer revealed she tested 'borderline positive' for Lupus in 2010 might well use the drug for medicinal reasons.

Lighting up on stage: The star also joked that she was going to talk to US President Barack Obama in a bid to make marijuana legal in America

Campaigner: The star also joked that she was going to talk to US President Barack Obama in a bid to make marijuana legal in America

The eccentric singer has previously admitted to dabbling in hard drugs in the past, and explained she is now an occasional user of marijuana.

She said during a discussion with The View panel in 2011: 'I am a little bit part of the green club’.

But the New Yorker - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - explained how she stopped using hard drugs when her father called her out.

She said: ‘My dad was like, “I know what you're doing, and just so you know, I did it and I lost every friend and everything that I ever had while I did it.”

'He shared with me his life story and his struggle, so that was what ultimately changed my life. Honestly it was the best thing that happened. I never went back.’

'In the green club': Gaga has previously admitted she has dabbled in hard drugs in the past

'In the green club': Gaga has previously admitted she has dabbled in hard drugs in the past

'In the green club': Gaga has previously admitted she has dabbled in hard drugs in the past

Addressing her fans, Gaga said: ‘There's a way to be recreational and be young and rebellious and have a good time and not hurt yourself.’

Meanwhile, the singer has been involved in a public feud with Madonna, after the Queen of Pop reportedly claimed Gaga's song Born This Way was a rip-off of her classic track Express Yourself.

But Madonna took steps to mend it on Saturday while on stage in Atlantic City. She dedicated her track Masterpiece to the younger singer and hinted she is ready to put their bad blood behind her.

'You wanna know something? I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery,' she said.

'One day, very soon, we're going to be on stage together. Just you wait. You think I'm kidding? I love Lady Gaga.'

Flower power: Last night (Tuesday), Gaga stepped out in a dress emblazoned in tulips, the national flower of Holland

Flower power: Last night (Tuesday), Gaga stepped out in a dress emblazoned in tulips, the national flower of Holland

Flower power: Last night (Tuesday), Gaga stepped out in a dress emblazoned in tulips, the national flower of Holland

VIDEO: Lady Gaga smokes cannabis live on stage... 


Lady Gaga accused of hurting animals, Islam with one outfit - Chicago Sun-Times

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Lady Gaga makes a fashion statement covered in a burka lined with fur and carrying a offensive printed handbag while leaving from a fashion show in London.

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Never one to avoid controversy â€" usually related to her wardrobe choices â€" Lady Gaga now is reportedly being targeted by two very different extremist groups.

Gaga’s ongoing insistence on wearing fur supposedly has generated various threats against the pop phenomenon from a number of truly aggressive animal activists. “I’m hearing they are going to try and personally attack Gaga â€" spraying her with paint or even throwing feces at her,” said a source close to the activists.

A Gaga insider adds, “She just loves sticking it to those PETA people.”

† Far more serious is the growing fury from Islamic organizations who are outraged by Lady Gaga wearing a burqa to designer Philip Treacy’s show during London Fashion Week. The anger is targeted not at the burqa but at the clutch she carried, with the C-word clearly emblazoned on it.

“That comes across as a clear insult to Muslims and Islam,” said a Chicago-based representative of several Muslim groups, who asked not to be identified. I’m hearing that the uproar is leading to a big increase in Lady Gaga’s security detail.

All this is a bit confusing, given Gaga’s long advocacy of compassion for all religions. Like many others, she has been extremely upset by the release of the horrible 14-minute trailer for that anti-Muslim film that may have contributed to the murder of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and his three colleagues in Benghazi, Libya, last week.

WHY THE OUTBURST? Perhaps we now have a better understanding about why “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet â€" normally known as an easygoing guy â€" got into that angry verbal altercation with a Cardinals fan at a Dodgers game in L.A. the other night: He had just split with his girlfriend of three years, actress Katherine Tokarz.

Stonestreet became upset when the St. Louis fan heckled one of the Dodgers players. It initially led both men from being escorted out by security, though Stonestreet â€" after using that “Don’t you know who I am?!” line â€" was allowed back in his seat, TMZ reports.

BIG CUSTODY CASE: There might be a Chicago connection to the high-profile fight “Gossip Girl” actress Kelly Rutherford is waging to have her children returned to from France, where they are living with her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch. Top Chicago attorney Karen Conti, now associated with the Beermann Pritikin firm, has been approached by Rutherford’s agent about possible representation in the case. Clients of the firm’s James Pritikin include Dwyane Wade â€" who, of course, has been involved in his own very public custody struggle with his ex-wife.

Rutherford has been locked in an international custody battle with Giersch for the past three years â€" fighting over their very young children, now 3 and 5. Recently, a judge ordered the children remain in France, where they have been visiting their father over the summer. Rutherford’s request for a stay of that judgment during her appeal was denied. Now, Giersch has entered the children in school in France. The couple are supposed to share custody of the kids in what has become a very nasty and complicated legal fight.

BACK TOGETHER: Vince Vaughn is beginning “The Internship” down in Atlanta â€" a film he penned and will co-star in with his “The Wedding Crashers” pal Owen Wilson. The project reunites Wilson with the movie’s director, Shawn Levy, who helmed the “Night in the Museum” flicks.

This new movie is about two laid-off guys so desperate to get a job, they sign on as interns at a high-tech company where they have to deal with abusive, early twentysomething managers as their bosses.

REAL ESTATE SAVVY: Whenever you see a star’s home in one of those fancy “dwell” magazines like Architectural Digest or Elle Décor, you can pretty much bet it’s part of a star’s marketing plan to sell the place.

A good example is Reese Witherspoon, who has just listed her Ojai, Calif., ranch for $10 million â€" shortly after it was featured in Elle Décor. Similar splashy layouts have focused on the homes of Jennifer Aniston, ex-hubby Brad Pitt, Diane Keaton, Jane Seymour and other celebrities â€" shortly before they put homes on the market. “No star would ever consider exposing so much of their personal space unless they planned to leave those houses behind,” said a veteran Hollywood publicist Tuesday.

Witherspoon’s ranch has recently been very much in the news â€" first as the site of her wedding to new husband Jim Toth, then as a retreat for the Oscar winner’s “Water For Elephants” co-star Robert Pattinson from the media glare following girlfriend Kristen Stewart’s cheating fling with director Rupert Sanders.

ALL IN THE TIMING: For those who want to watch Ald. Tom Tunney teaching Chicago’s “Next Food Network Star” winner Jeff Mauro how to make those yummy cinnamon rolls from Tunney’s Ann Sather’s, tune in to Mauro’s new “$24 in 24” show at 9 p.m. Sunday â€" and not the incorrect earlier time listed in Tuesday’s column.

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Ex-Chicago Fire player and three-time World Cup soccer star Brian McBride had a leisurely lunch at Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Brook. … Surrounded by a slew of TV screens showing Cubs, Sox, Bears and other pro teams games at Deuces + The Diamond Club, veteran Chicago pol Ed Howlett was asked to name his favorite sport and quipped, “Politics is my sport.” … When Jerry Krause read here about the big Chicago Baseball Museum tribute to the Veeck family Thursday night, he insisted he be added to the speaking roster, saying “Bill Veeck was like a second father to me.” Also expected for the event at the Chicago History Museum will be ex-Soxers Minnie Minoso and Ron Kittle.