Lady Gaga Covers Rolling Stone Again
Thu, 26 May 2011 13:12:26
For the third time in two years, the lovely and talented Lady Gaga will appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. The new issue with Gaga on the cover lands on Friday and the magazine has released some quotes and images from the piece. You can view them here.
Below are some of the key topics addressed in the piece:
When Gaga first blew up in early 2009, people had a hard time accepting her outrageous wardrobe and public persona. "Being myself in public was very difficult," she says. "I was being poked and probed and people would actually touch me and touch my clothes and be like, 'What the fuck is that,' just so awful. It was like I was being bullied by music lovers, because they couldn't possibly believe that I was genuine."
While offstage, she's taken to wearing lots of clothing given to her by fans. "We have this umbilical cord that I don't want to cut, ever," she says. "I don't feel that they suck me dry. It would be so mean, wouldn't it, to say, 'For the next month, I'm going to cut myself off from my fans so I can be a person.' What does that mean? They are part of my person, they are so much of my person. They're at least 50 percent, if not more." The Mother Monster and her Monsters are forever united by the umbilical cord that is Born This Way.
The pop queen also bristles at the suggestion by some critics that her main goal is to attract attention. "I have attention," she says, and begins addressing her critics directly. "Is it that you believe that I am attention-seeking or shock for shock's sake, or is it just that it's been a long time since someone has embraced the art form the way that I have? Perhaps it's been a couple of decades since there's been an artist that's been as vocal about culture, religion, human rights, politics. I'm so passionate about what I do, every bass line, every EQ. Why is it that you don't want more from the artist, why is it that you expect so little, so when I give and give, you assume it's narcissistic?"
Damn, Gaga housed critics with that assertion right that. Go Gaga.
Will you nab a copy of Rolling Stone with Lady Gaga on the cover tomorrow?