The censored version of Lady Gaga‘s album ‘ARTPOP’ available to Chinese fans has been revealed.
As of 2014, Gaga’s music is no longer banned in China with the US pop star’s latest album available for purchase. However, both the cover artwork of the album and its tracklist have been sanitised with the new version, via Amazon China, of the cover visible above.
As fans will note, the naked Gaga from the original is now wearing a pair of tights while the ball covering her modesty has increased in size to cover her chest. The song ‘Sexxx Dreams’ is now also known as ‘X Dreams’ Scroll down to see the original artwork.
Lady Gaga, along with Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Take That, is one of a group of artists to have had a ban on their songs lifted by the Chinese government for the first time since 2011 after they were deemed vulgar by the Chinese Ministry Of Culture and placed on a ‘poor taste’ blacklist. Around 100 songs ended up on the list in total.
Following the news that her ban had been lifted, the singer tweeted:
I’m so excited!!!! The Chinese Government Approved ARTPOP to be released in China with all 15 songs! Next I hope I can come to perform!
— Goddess of Love (@ladygaga) January 14, 2014