December 20, 2011
Lady Gaga has become one of the worlds biggest pop powerhouses, earning recognition, awards, and lots of money in the little time that shes been on the music scene. Now, well-respected business man Donald Trump is taking credit for Gagas rise to fame.
In his latest book, Time To Get Tough: Making America #1Again, he discussed his role in owning the Miss Universe pageant, and his encounter with an aspiring artist by the name of Lady Gaga. He gave her the opportunity to be the headlining act at the 2008 Miss Universe Pageant.
He says, I own the Miss Universe Pageant. And about four years ago, during what you call half-time, we always have an entertainer. We've had a lot of great people, and you don't pay them anything because it's one of the biggest audiences and my people told me,'Nobody knows who she is but there's this woman with good talent named Lady Gaga.'"
Mr. Trump continues, I said, 'I don't care ... if you like her, put her on.' "So we put her on ... it was live all over the United States and all over the world and the next day, nobody was talking about [the winner of] Miss Universe, everybody was talking, 'Who was the woman, who was the entertainer? She was unbelievable.'"
He insists that she acknowledges his role in her success and is grateful to him, "She's been very gracious about it ...I don't want to say we made Lady Gaga, but she was incredible and that was her break."
Well, Donald is all about success and appearances so its not all that surprising that hed be taking credit for her success. Its nice that he gave her a chance to shine. Maybe thats just what she needed to get her career in motion."Donald Trump Takes Credit For Discovering Lady Gaga" was originally published to Lady Gaga on KOvideo
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