So the Lady Gaga/Kanye West Fame Kills tour got called off and -- as so far Yeezy has not taken to his blog to give us an all caps explanation -- speculation has begun as to why.
TMZ (via Rolling Stone) apparently thinks that ticket sales "sucked," to point where "'sucked' happens to be a nicer version of the word." Do I need to point out that that sentence doesn't even make sense? It also doesn't ring at all true. I was going to go. After all, as Rolling Stone points out, Kanye's Glow in the Dark tour was sold out and Gaga's star is on the rise. Though the mag does say that plenty of tickets for the New York City show were still on sale at time of cancellation.
TMZ also says that Gaga's and West's people were allegedly "at each others throats like their last names were Gosselin" (Ooooh …snap?), which is a bit easier to believe. Gaga also reportedly wanted to bring The Fame to smaller venues than the planned hockey arenas.
If sales were sluggish, some are suggesting it can be explained away by "anti Kanye" sentiment over that whole crashing Taylor Swift's VMA acceptance speech thing. It seems odd, though, that after all the times Yeezy had made a total twit of himself in public, they'd choose to turn on him now. Also, I doubt very much that there is a large fan overlap between Tayor Swift and Gaga/West. And not to say there was no negative effect but do that many people really think to themselves "I'm not going to see that guy's show after what he did to that nice Taylor Swift girl?" Really?