Lady Gaga Says Public Wants to See Her Fail
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 08:25:00
Lady Gaga believes the public ultimately wants to see her fail and to lose all she's gained, she tells Anderson Cooper in the 60MINUTES interview that's packed with surprises. The profile was videotaped in London, Milan and New York while the singer was on tour and will be broadcast Sunday, February 13th (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CBS is releasing snippets of the interview and it's working - I definitely want to watch the whole shebang.
When Gaga pretended to die a bloody death after singing her hit song, "Paparazzi," at the MTV Movie Awards, it caught Cooper's attention and curiosity. So he asked her about it.
"That's what everyone wants to know, right?" asks Gaga. "What is she going to look like when she dies...when she's overdosed on whatever they think I'm overdosing on? Everybody wants to see the decay of the superstar." Damn, Gaga is self-aware.
"Of course they do," she says. "They want to see me fail. They want to see me fall on stage. They want to see me vomiting out of a night club...Isn't that the age we live in? That we want to see peoplewho have it all lose it all?" she asks. When Cooper suggests that such a scenario might be the set-up for a comeback, a la the one that never seems to befall Lindsay Lohan, the diva replies, "Right. It's a movie...and yet, I am just not like that on my own time. I'm not a vomit in the club kind of girl."
What Gaga is really is a walking, singing work of art of many types, fashion, music and, perhaps biggest of all, fame, she says. "One of my greatest artworks is the art of fame. I am a master of the art of fame," the diva says. Yes, she really is self-aware. She is The Fame Monster.
Are you going to watch Gaga's 60 Minutes special?
—Frank TJ Mackey