This Is What Happens When You Translate 'Lady Gaga' with Google Translate

Reddit users have discovered a funny easter egg in Google translate: If you translate "Lady Gaga" from Malay to any other language, it pops up as "Britney Spears." Or, maybe it's not an easter egg, and just a bug.

Redditer TomSwirly explains.

This is likely an actual bug and not an Easter egg or a deliberately wrong suggestion.
Google Translate doesn't work by people typing dictionaries into a computer - instead, it's a statistical thing where it compares texts to extract common terms between two languages. People quite frequently make lists of bands, and it's quite likely that these lists might be similar between languages - except a local band might take the place of a US band in these lists - and the statistical process gets a wrong result.
If I recall correctly, earlier Google Translate versions had similar issues with famous political figures.

Either way, it's funny.