Lady Gaga Reveals She was Broke During Monster Ball Tour

Posted Sunday March 16, 2014 11:48 AM GMT

She's one of the most famous pop stars in the world, but fame wasn't enough to keep Lady Gaga financially afloat back in 2009.

Though her 2008 album The Fame was a huge hit, the "Born This Way" singer states that she was broke during her 2009 Monsters Ball tour.

In an upcoming EPIX documentary, "Who the F--k is Arthur Fogel?," the pop star shares, "I had 3 million dollars in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage. So I was bankrupt during the show."

Talking about her struggles during that time, she continues, "I remember I went home and I was with my dad and he said, 'I don't understand. 'Bad Romance' is out. You are all over the radio. Everyone is talking about you and you don't have a pot to piss in.' I said, 'Just let me do this. Let me just put it on the stage because I think if I can do this I can get Arthur Fogel's attention.' And I did."

It all paid off for Gaga, however, as she concludes, "I remember he called me and he said, 'We want to do this.' And he got Live Nation to write me a $40 million check. And it changed my life and the life of my whole family."

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