Lady Gaga ends deal to sell new album to big-box retailer

Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 18:42 PM IST

New York: Pop icon Lady Gaga has reportedly pulled out of a deal to sell an exclusive version her new album, ‘Born This Way’ at big-box retailer Target over its controversial political donations.

Target came under fire after it was reported that it donated funds to several anti-gay politicians and organizations.

Gaga had agreed to work with Target but explained to Billboard magazine in February.

"Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGBT charity groups and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they``ve made in the past,” a newspaper quoted Gaga as saying.

A rep for Gaga said, "Lady Gaga and Target came to a mutual decision to end their overall exclusive partnership."