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.
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.