Lady Gaga can now finally let herself be heard in China again after two years. She was banned and blacklisted in the Government for having a bit too harsh lyrics in her songs.
The change of heart by the censors means that the eye catching singer can now release her album, ArtPop in China as well.
“Artpop,” with a cover designed by the American artist Jeff Koons, will go on sale in China before the Lunar New Year, which begins on Jan. 31, said an executive at Universal Music, the singer’s Chinese record label.
As you can see, Gaga is sitting naked with her hands on her breasts and a big blue ball covering her lower body. The executive who refused to let his name be known bargained that, the image of the cover which is designed by American artist, Jeff Koons, will be toned down a bit to make it more public display-able.
Back when she was banned from China, 6 of her songs in particular was deemed to be creating confusion in the order of the online music market and that it was damaging the nation’s cultural security.
Her albums must undergo screening by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. Music companies hoping to release an album here must provide SARFT with the original and translated lyrics. “After things go up there, it’s a black box,” the executive said.