Lady Gaga’s YouTube account suspended

Company makes copyright claim over medley of songs posted online

Lady Gaga‘s official YouTube channel has been suspended after a copyright claim from a Japanese media company.

The bizarre row centres around footage that she posted of her appearance on a TV show called SMAP X SMAP. The 10-minute performance featured a medley of songs from her new album, ‘Born This Way’.

Time Out Tokyo reports that angry bosses at Media Interactive Inc have got the social media giant to rip down her online home. Visitors to Lady Gaga‘s YouTube channel are greeted with the message: “This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube‘s Copyright Policy”.

The ‘Judas’ singer is one of the most popular artists on the site and was the first person to accumulate an astonishing one billion views. She has also recently been fighting it out with Justin Bieber for the title of the most watched clip.


Even though her official channel is down, it is still possible to access many of her videos. The clip for her last single, ‘The Edge Of Glory’, is still available to watch and has already racked up nearly 17 million views.