That's M-O-N-E-Y...so sexy! Except that Lady Gaga wasn't exactly rollin' in dough when she was singing those lyrics. In a sneak peek for her upcoming documentary Who the F**k Is Arthur Fogel? (but seriously, who is he?) Mother Monster confessed that hitting the big time didn't necessarily mean instant riches.
"I had three million dollars in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage," she said, regarding 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.' I said, 'Just let me do this. 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."
OK, so back to the Arthur Fogel thing. He is the chairman of Live Nation's global touring division and thanks to him, Gaga's $3 million gamble paid off in a big way.
"I remember he called me and he said, 'We want to do this.' And he got Live Nation to write me a $40 million check. And it changed my life and the life of my whole family," she revealed. $40 million dollars?! You are a good man, Arthur Fogel.
Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel? premieres March 19 on EPIX.