March 22, 2014 14:27

Lady Gaga calls vomit-based SXSW performance 'art in its purest form' Lady Gaga Tickets

London artist Millie Brown vomited paint over the 'Artpop' star during Austin live show

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has defended her recent SXSW performance, where she was vomited on by a performance artist, saying it was "art in its purest form."

London artist Millie Brown vomited paint over the 'Artpop' star, covering Gaga in luminous green liquid as she played 'Swine' at the US festival. Brown then mounted a bucking bronco in the shape of a pig alongside Gaga and simulating sex with the singer until the song's completion.

CNN reports that during Gaga's appearance on NBC's Today show yesterday (March 21), she claimed that her and Brown's stage show displayed the essence of her 'Artpop' album, adding that neither performer was surprised by the negative reaction they received from some quarters.

"I guess we weren't completely surprised. [Millie Brown] and I know that not everybody's going to love that performance," Gaga said of the backlash. "But we both really believe in artistic expression and strong identities. I support her and what she does. 'Artpop', my new album, is about bringing art and music together and the spirit of creative rebellion. For us, that performance was art in its purest form. But we totally understand that some people won't be into it."

Brown previously responded to claims from pop star Demi Lovato that the performance glamourised eating disorders, saying, "There's a clear difference between using my body to create something beautiful, to express myself and feel powerful, rather than using it to punish myself and conform to society's standards."



Read More On This Artist

Lady Gaga Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £49


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £65


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £52


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £41


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £48


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £40


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £32


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £32


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £47


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £55

back to top

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
15 Oct 2014 Nia Birmingham Birmingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £49

19 Oct 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £65

21 Oct 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £52

More Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today