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Lady GaGa Restores YouTube Account, Removes 'SMAP x SMAP' Clip

July 15, 2011 (8:06 am) GMT
The 'SMAP x SMAP' footage is the clip which reportedly caused the Mother Monster to get temporarily blocked from YouTube.

After being briefly suspended, 's official YouTube account has been accessible again. On the restored page, every video and audio which were uploaded before the removal are available to play except for the Mother Monster's performance footage on "SMAP x SMAP".

The clip has been deleted from the page, but there is no statement regarding the missing of the video. Previous rumor suggested GaGa's camp failed to secure the digital rights to the clip. Thus, it needed to be removed to avoid "multiple or severe violations of YouTube's Copyright Policy."

The footage featured GaGa doing a medley of such songs as "Born This Way", "The Edge of Glory" and "You and I". A day before it was posted on YouTube, she excitedly tweeted, "My performance+cooking show appearance on SMAP SMAP is airing now in Japan. Kawaii Monsters!"

Lady GaGa actually has more than one account on YouTube. One under the name "ladygagaofficial", which was briefly suspended, is managed by her camp, and the other "ladygagavevo" is run by VEVO which is co-owned by Universal Music Group and Sony Entertainment.

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