In it, she exposed about her ups and downs over the past year. And while she never calls anyone out by name, savvy fans everywhere shouldn't find it too difficult a task to decode the folks she refers to for making her feel like she was "in chains at times."
Titled "A letter to my sweet fans" she writes, "Today is a really happy day for me. The past year was a challenge, and I'm so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times."
She then began to address the people who she felt inhibited by over the course of her Born This Way era. "Whether [it] be the record label disagreeing with me on single choices, or directors who could only create an idea of 'gaga' or what i've 'done before' and not able to move forward," she writes. The latter most likely is a reference to a back-and-forth with Joseph Kahn over a reported scrapped treatment for her "Edge of Glory" music video.
The Mother Monster then refers to the criticisms her single "Born This Way" faced for seeming too similar to Madonna's "Express Yourself," which the Queen of Pop herself called "reductive." She writes, "And there was also of course the incessant dragging of the most important single of my career in dead-beaten-horse-mud."
While those moments seemed to take place outside of her inner circle, Gaga then spoke to her split from her longtime creative director Laurieann Gibson. "Then there were all the personal moments," she said. "Betrayed by lifelong friends, mentors I've had for years suddenly taking advantage of me, and a massive struggles with my body image."
With all that behind her, Gaga is looking to the future. On Tuesday she dropped the eye-catching trailer for her Fame fragrance, which brought her back together with her "Alejandro" music video director, fashion photographer Steven Klein.
"I've grown and left most of these things behind, the monsters of fame are very real. But I wanted to thank you for [bearing] with me a little bit. Today's film is what happens when there is love and respect amongst creatives, teams, management. This project was run solely by the Haus of Gaga, Atom Factory, and Steven Klein's fantastic team. I am feeling blessed to have removed those from my life driven by money and luxury, its all about the art of it. I feel free today. Thank you for always being there for me monsters."
With all those "massive struggles" behind her, she is readying her latest reincarnation. She will release her Fame perfume in September followed by her next album, ARTPOP, in early 2013.
It's not the first time she's addressed some of her personal turmoil in her art. In her "Marry The Night" video, which she released earlier this year, she hit on some of those points in a somewhat fictional matter, playing a fallen ballerina who reinvents herself as a "Fame"-like dancer turned pop star leaving her tumultuous past behind her.