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Lady Gaga Demands to be Photoshopped Before Photogs Release Her Pictures

During an event last week, Lady Gaga demanded final approval on every photo taken of her. She asked them to “smooth out her jaw line and thin her arm” and “smooth out and thin her legs.” The photographers allowed into the event didn’t mind because they were trading access for final approval.

“They are all complaining she’s a control freak,” the event organizer told me.

Kevin Mazur, the Wireimage/Getty photographer who had the exclusive rights to shoot her shows at Roseland, which wrapped up Monday, admits he retouched his images and that Gaga’s management team had final approval.

“It’s like with any other artist I work with, and it’s very minimal because we want to get the photos out there right away,” Mazur told me.

He confessed he would remove, say, a drop of sweat, an errant lock of hair or a shiny patch on Gaga’s forehead.

While those with access were fine with it, those without were complaining. Isn’t that always the case?

Shutterbugs who were barred from the after-party for Lady Gaga last Friday at BPM on West 42nd Street were incensed that Vanity Fair contributor George Wayne got snapshots any of them would’ve killed for: The pop star tongue-kissing boyfriend Taylor Kinney and pushing her fishnet-clad buttocks in his face.

“Gaga and Taylor’s relationship is clearly not staged — their chemistry is palpable,” Wayne told me. “They could barely keep their hands off each other all night.”

When you’re a celebrity, you become obsessed with perfection. So much so that you start making crazy demands like this. It’s why I don’t get access to anything. Oh, you want me to thin out your arms? Let me not photoshop them and them make a dick joke about them.

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