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Fame or Shame (mission)

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Fame or Shame
Game: Grand Theft Auto V
For: Michael De Santa
Location: Michael's House, Rockford Hills
Target: Lazlow Jones
Conditions of mission failure: Wasted
Lazlow escapes
Trailer destroyed
Lazlow dies
Protagonist(s): Michael De Santa
Trevor Philips
Unlocks: Dead Man Walking
Scouting the Port
Unlocked by: Friends Reunited
"She's my daughter, I'll handle it."
"Judging by past behavior, and the state of the rest of your family, fuck only knows what that means."

Fame or Shame is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V for protagonist Michael De Santa with the help of Trevor Philips.


At the De Santa family residence, Michael is arguing with Amanda about Michael's emotional distance from the family and his change in behavior. Then Fabien appears to greet Amanda, and then Jimmy appears, and also argues with Michael about his behavior. Suddenly, Trevor Philips shows up at the house, greeting everyone and specially his best friend Michael, who is shocked by Trevor's arrival; Michael was convinced that Trevor was dead.

Trevor soon notices that Tracey is not in the house. Jimmy says she is auditioning for the Fame or Shame talent show. Michael and Trevor drive to the Maze Bank Arena, where they find Lazlow Jones about to present Tracey to the show's three judges. Tracey begins her performance and Lazlow joins in, dancing erotically with Michael's daughter. Michael and Trevor are both furious and break up the audition. Lazlow flees the arena with Michael and Trevor in pursuit.

Michael and Trevor emerge to find their car towed away, so they hijack a tractor trailer to chase Lazlow who attempts to escape in his red Dilettante. Michael and Trevor follow Lazlow through Los Santos, eventually cornering him when his car's battery runs out in the Los Santos Storm Drain. Trevor forces Lazlow to dance without his pants on and warns him not to touch Tracey again. Lazlow agrees and runs away.

Mission objectives

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Fastest Speed - Reach top speed in the Phantom. 
  • Bearing Down - Stay close to Lazlow throughout the chase.
  • No, I Can Park Here - Knock out the event Coordinator.
  • All Hooked Up - Don't unhook the trailer.


Daily Globe Newspaper

"Panic turned to chaos to bedlam as an argument broke out between outspoken Fame or Shame host Lazlow and the relative of a contestant who was auditioning. It is believed the fight began when the father of a contestant objected to his daughter's appearance on the show and chased the host from the scene. Onlookers were traumatized. This is further worry for Fame or Shame, which has been dipping in the ratings recently."

Lifeinvader Posts

  • Amanda De Santa - "I thought you promised me we'd never see that psycho again? This clean slate of yours seems to be getting dirtier by the day."
  • Tracey De Santa - "That was my big break! I was going to be famous! Lazlow said the camera loves me! Why are you never there when i need you as a father but ALWAYS there when i don't??? Don't you want me to be happy? I'LL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR THIS."
  • Tracey De Santa - "And wtf is uncle trevor doing here? How is he even still alive?"

Bleeter Posts

  • @Lazlow - "Got chased out of the studio by 2 gay dads who forced me into an act of public humiliation. I love the West Coast!"
  • @TraceyDeSanta - "The big day has arrived. This is what i've been training for. Chapter II starts now!"
  • @bunueloaddict5 - "Hahahaha how funny is that story about Lazlow having to flee the Fame or Shame set? Makes a change for him to be chased - normally he's the one doing the stalking! LOL"


  • Amanda reveals in the beginning of this mission that she only cheats on Michael, because he was the first of then two to be unfaithful, having betrayed Amanda with a stripper.
  • The song Tracey dances to in her Fame or Shame audition is "Give It to Me Baby" by Rick James, which can be heard on Space 103.2.
  • The Phantom semi chase may be a reference to Terminator 2: Judgement Day, as the chase from the movie and GTA V both end in a canal.
  • This is the first time Lazlow is seen in person. In previous games he was a radio personality on stations such as Integrity 2.0 in GTA IV and V-Rock in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  • This mission can be triggered by either Trevor or Michael.
  • Trevor also adds that he hates Lazlow on the TV and radio, Lazlow was first a radio host in mant GTA's before he was an actual character in GTA V.
  • If the player switches to Michael after the mission Friends Reunited, this mission automatically begins.
  • Tracey will call Michael after this mission, she says again that Michael destroyed her life, Michael will just say that she will get over this and realize what he did to her was a favor.
  • Jimmy will send a e-mail to Trevor after this mission saying that he is glad that Trevor returned and asking him to hang out, after this, Jimmy will be available to go on friend activities with Trevor.
  • Martin Madrazo will send a text message to Michael after this mission saying that he received the money from the jewelry robbery, and is pleased he kept his word. If the player go to Martin's house in Vinewood Hills, he will see that the house is already starting to be repaired.
  • If the player swiches to Franklin after this mission, he will be seen talking to Tanisha at his aunt's house.
  • Finishing this mission earns the player the "A Friendship Resurrected" achievement/trophy.
  • There is a song on the official Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack entitled, "A Bit of an Awkward Situation," which may have been named after when in the beginning cutscene, Michael says, "I got in a bit of an awkward situation."
  • When Lazlow is talking in front of the camera crew, he says that the auditions are, " right here in Vinewood, San Andreas," which is incorrect, because this scene was at the Maze Bank Arena, which is in La Puerta.


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