I mean, true, but she was associated with all these artists long before they blew up; she had been wanting to work with Mark Ronson for years after working with him on “Chillin” in 2009, and when she was finally ready, they couldn’t because of “Uptown Funk” blowing up and he didn’t have time for her. Zedd was initially introduced to her while she was working on Born This Way and contributed remixes to it and they recorded while touring together in early 2012, before Clarity had even been released. And she’s known and worked with Justin Tranter for 12 years, so that doesn’t really need to be explained further. Gaga doesn’t mind a hit, but she’s also (or was) really particular about her work being with people she has a connection to/is friends with. BloodPop coming into the picture during Joanne was a really big change for her.