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Lady Gaga cancels exclusive deal with Target over anti-gay donations

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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Lady Gaga has canceled her exclusive deal with Target to carry the deluxe edition of her next release, “Born This Way.”

Gaga told Billboard magazine that her relationship with the Minnesota-based retail was tied to their “reform,” supporting the gay community and making up for past “mistakes.” When that didn’t happen, she decided to end the deal.

A source close to Lady Gaga confirms to The Advocate that the entertainer has dissolved her deal with Target over the chain’s controversial political donations.

“She and Target didn’t see eye to eye on Target’s policy of political donations and how they affect the LGBT community,” the source tells The Advocate exclusively.

Target came under fire last year when it was reported it donated $150,000 to MN Forward, a political action committee that supported anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer in his failed 2010 run for governor of Minnesota.

The deal with Target was an to offer an exclusive deluxe edition, which included the standard tracks along with three new songs and five remixes.

The title single has been released and quickly became a gay-rights anthem of sorts. The full album is scheduled to be released in May.

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