Lady Gaga has revealed that her 2009 tour left her virtually penniless.
The 'Do What U Want' singer makes the claim in the documentary 'Who The F*** Is Arthur Fogel?' which details the rise of touring giant Live Nation's CEO Arthur Fogel.
Gaga reveals that although she made a lot of money off the back of her album 'The Fame Monster', she spent everything she earned on the tour's elaborate production.
"I had $3 million in the bank to my name and I threw it all in to make my stage. So I was bankrupt during the show," she explained.
Gaga adds that the state of her finances was a cause of concern for her family, even though it made perfect sense to her at the time, explaining: "I remember I went home and I was with my dad and he said, 'I don't understand. 'Bad Romance' is out. You are all over the radio. Everyone is talking about you and you don't have a pot to p*** in'.
"I said, 'Just let me do this. Let me just put it on the stage because I think if I can do this I can get Arthur Fogel's attention.'"
In the end, of course, it was a risk worth taking as Live Nation ended up securing a deal with Gaga worth $40 million, which she says "changed my life and the life of my whole family".
Gaga will be taking her latest tour 'artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball' to the UK in October 2014.
She recently caused controversy when she appeared to be vomitted on as part of a performance of her song 'Swine' at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.