Lady GaGa's YouTube Account Suspended
Due to a copyright complaint over a Japanese TV show clip...
Lady GaGa is no longer the Queen of YouTube as her official account has been reportedly suspended due to a copyright complaint over a Japanese TV Show clip.
GaGa's videos have racked up more than a billion views on the site, with Little Monsters from all over the land flocking to her account to view everything from her iconic music promos to her latest wacky outfit.
However, fans who tried to visit Mother Monster's page today were met with the following message: "This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's Copyright Policy."
According to Time Out Tokyo, GaGa's official YouTube account was suspended because she posted footage from her recent appearance on the Japanese show SMAP x SMAP, on the Fuji TV network.
The widely-circulated video of the 10-minute performance in which GaGa sang a medley of songs from Born This Way resulted in a takedown request from Media Interactive Inc. on Tuesday (July 12).
The video features GaGa performing on a fog-enshrouded set with the popular Japanese boy band SMAP, and the issue appears to involve Lady G's failure to secure the digital rights to display their performance on her YouTube account.
In the clip, Lady G emerges from an ornate box wearing a an elaborate black dust mask and sings The Edge of Glory before sitting down at a piano housed in a giant bejewelled hand sculpture for a solo take on You and I that morphs into the album's title track.
The Born This Way performance features the members of SMAP standing and posing behind GaGa, joining her dancers in some high-energy choreography and singing light backup duties on the hit track.
A spokesperson for both the Judas singer and YouTube could not be reached for comment at the time of press.