Shes never been one to play by the rules, and despite the original August 19th release date, Lady Gaga dropped her new single Applause today (August 12).
The Born This Way songstress took to her Twitter page to announce the great news, noting that the weekend leak forced her to get the real version of the song to her fans.
Gaga tweeted, A POP MUSIC EMERGENCY IS UNDERWAY 911 DUE TO HACKERS AN ABUNDANCE OF LOW/HIGH QUALITY LEAKSWE ISSUE THIS POP MUSIC EMERGENCYMONSTERS SPREAD THE WORD.
She continued, POP MUSIC EMERGENCY #0DAYSTillAPPLAUSE MY NEW SINGLE COMES OUT TODAY. 911 SPREAD THIS MESSAGE.