LADY GAGA BANS MEDIA FROM TAKING BORN THIS WAY BALL PHOTOS

June 13, 2012, 10:31 amYahoo!7 Music

For someone who loves the spotlight, it's an interesting (and tiring) move to require approval of images of yourself to be released to the media.

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Alas, Lady Gaga, aka Mother Monster to her fans, posed for photos upon arrival in Brisbane last night (for her first Australian Born This Way Ball concerts) that required her publicist's approval. The image was "reviewed by PR prior to transmission" and only one picture was released showing the singer disembarking from a plane.

The only approved Australian photo of Lady Gaga so far for the Born This Way Ball tour. Credit: Marc Grimwade/Getty Images

The quirky pop star has also banned media from filming footage and taking photos at her concerts, only allowing fans using their mobile phones that privilege.Gaga's photographer will be taking the only media photographs of the show, with the singer approving an image for local media release at the end of her concert. This photographic protocol has been in place throughout the Asian and New Zealand legs of her tour so far.

Lady Gaga on stage in Seoul, Korea for the Born This Way Ball.

Gaga has divided opinions as to the reasons behind the media ban. On the one hand, restricting official images encourages fans to see her concerts, and allows them to engage in the spirit of sharing via social media -- of which Gaga is Queen -- their happy snaps of the tour with each other. On the other hand, there's the potential that a 'Katy Perry: Part of Me' type film could be in the works which would increase the value of official footage of the star should it come to fruition.Gaga's Australian leg of the Born This Way Ball kicks of tonight in Brisbane, with the first Sydney show to be held on June 20.

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  1. Ne1OutThere01:15am Thursday 14th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Get a clue Gaga. If you are in a public place, you WILL be photographed, and that photo WILL be sold for money. Remember who made your trashy a$$ famous in the first place!! Of course the other option is to disappear forever and do the music world a great justice!

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  2. John09:58pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    If you want an opinion, or an idea from Gaga, ask Madonna

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  3. kyrie08:36pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Dee,I did as you suggested and still came to the same conclusion...To the lady gets to play dress ups and can hold a note....On that basis she gets to make heaps of money,it goes to her head and now she as the fame convinces her of how great she is she can to the next phase which most pop stars fall into.Taking themselves far too seriously.Yaaawwwwnnn!

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  4. kyrie08:36pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Dee,I did as you suggested and still came to the same conclusion...To the lady gets to play dress ups and can hold a note....On that basis she gets to make heaps of money,it goes to her head and now she as the fame convinces her of how great she is she can to the next phase which most pop stars fall into.Taking themselves far too seriously.Yaaawwwwnnn!

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  5. Mitchell D08:31pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Someones full of themselves.

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  6. L j Gregerson08:28pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Ga Ga...GAG YUCK. She keeps "trying" to out-rage HERSELF....She will NOT last as long as Cher, and Madonna...30yrs ago they were Number one...and they STILL get attention...Ga Ga will be just another one of those, where people will say.."WHO????"

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  7. Dee08:14pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    She only makes money from the people who pay to see her or buy her records. So if people don't think she should "flaunt" her wealth, don't go to her concerts or download her tunes. That said; I think she's a fantastic and interesting entertainer who is at least outside the bland poptart mould. Listen to her sing "Born this Way" acapella and you'll change your mind.

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  8. wanderer07:07pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    please remove yourself and your little gay monsters from the path of my prime minister !

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  9. Cypher00704:28pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Geeze John Says...READ the article first before mouthing off, fans can take photos/videos its only the media who cant....READ

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  10. Sanon04:26pm Wednesday 13th June 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I disagree with you all. I think she is a great performer

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