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12 August 2013, 10:00
The 'Applause' singer says she wants this year to be about supporting other artists not fighting with them.
Lady Gaga has urged her fans not to start a "war" with Katy Perry over the release of their respective new singles, while also joking with the US pop star about the leaks of their new songs over the weekend.
The 'Marry The Night' singer's new single 'Applause' seemingly emerged online two days ago causing Lady Gaga to hit out at those who had leaked the song, while Katy Perry unveiled her new song 'Roar' yesterday after it leaked on Saturday (10th August).
Lady Gaga has now taken to her social networking site LittleMonsters.com to urge fans to "mark a change in pop" and support other artists instead of arguing with other fans online.
"I really want the second half of 2013 to mark a change in pop, when music is not mangled by trash talk and tabloids," Lady Gaga posted in a comment on her website. "I support pop music and more artists putting out new music just means more for music lovers to enjoy.
"Don't fight with Katy's fans, or anyone," she urged. "STOP THE DRAMA. START THE MUSIC.
"Pop music is fun and these 'wars' are not at all what I'm about," she added. "I want people to focus on my new work, not gossip."
Check out one of Lady Gaga's recent 'ARTPOP' teaser shots below (Credit: Twitter):
The 'You & I' singer also sent a jovial Twitter message to 'California Gurls' singer Katy and said she was looking forward to listening to her new song 'Roar'.
"Wanna grab some shovels and f**k up some hackers? @KatyPerry excited to hear your ROAR, sorry to hear about your truck!" Lady Gaga tweeted, to which Katy later replied: "@LadyGaga what a WILD weekend so far… claws out, paws up! Looking forward to putting my hands up & making them touch too!"
Katy Perry releases new single 'Roar' in the UK on 8th September with her album 'Prism' following on 22nd October.
Lady Gaga is set to unveil her new song 'Applause' on 19th August with her third album 'ARTPOP' due out 11th November.