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30 November 2012, 14:15
The 'Marry The Night' singer marks the first anniversary of her world tour with several emotional messages.
Lady Gaga arrived in South Africa last night to a huge reception for her first visit to the country, and told fans she had wanted it to feel like the "first time" they were meeting.
The 'Judas' singer stepped off her plane dressed in a black leather ensemble and dark shades with her blonde hair styled into a short bob, claiming she hoped to echo her look from her 2009 'Fame Ball' world tour to mark her first show in South Africa.
Gaga also posted several tweets on Thursday to mark the 'Born This Way Ball' tour's first year anniversary, saying she would "cherish" the moment for the rest of her life.
"I never imagined that I would tour every continent, to have fans so far away from home is such a blessing," Lady Gaga tweeted last night (29th November). "I'll cherish this moment forever.
"Today is the bday of THE MONSTER BALL! I remember I was broke, living show to show," Gaga reminisced. "Then LiveNation gave me a contract that changed my life.
"To celebrate this day @faspiras and I are bringing back THE FAME BALL hair, my first professional club tour," the singer teased. "Blond bangs, glasses, leather.
Check out a picture of Lady Gaga bringing her 'Born This Way Ball' tour to South Africa this week below (Credit: Twitter):
"I'm so happy that I was able to see my fans at the Airport in South Africa, thank u for all the time you waited, I appreciate and love you," the 'You & I' singer later added, after getting to meet fans and sign autographs outside her hotel.
"Since I never got to come here until now, I wanted monsters to feel like it was the first time we met. Such a happy day."
Lady Gaga will perform on her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour tonight (30th November) in Johannesburg, South Africa before moving on to a show in Capetown next week (3rd December).
The 'Born This Way Ball' is set to arrive in North America in January next year alongside a "face lift" of staging and show costumes.