Gaga ends deal with Target over gay rights issues

LOS ANGELES

Target was supposed to sell a deluxe edition of the album, set to be released in May, with bonus content. But gay advocates expressed their concern about the partnership because of Target's donation to a political candidate who was against same sex marriage.

The Advocate reported Tuesday that /*Gaga*/ wasn't comfortable with the deal and ended it.

A representative for the singer said Wednesday the two sides "came to a mutual decision to end their overall exclusive partnership a few weeks ago."

Target says it's "very surprised and disappointed" and that it remains committed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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