A dizzying, twisted, intoxicating lunch with the first lady of the dance floor: Lady GaGa
Mortonâ€™s Steak House in New York is not the kind of place you expect to run into vamp-tastic Lady Gaga. Itâ€™s very business casual, the speakers pipe Sinatra into the restrooms, and the palette is all ambers and browns, like youâ€™re eating in a cigar box. So when the foul-mouthed, pants-allergic, electro-loving pop princess â€“ who is in the midst of the Australian leg of her Born This Way Ball tourâ€“ walks in for our Q&A, thereâ€™s hardly a person in the dining room who doesnâ€™t do a double take. Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta 26 years ago in Yonkers, New York, is wearing giant gold sunglasses, a lavender leather jacket, and white vinyl capris. â€śIâ€™m dressed conservatively today,â€ť she says. â€śI should take off my pants just to freak them out!â€ť
This interview was supposed to take place at your house. What happened?
My concerts are about me being very private in public, but Iâ€™m very protective. My apartment is my stage, and my bedroom is my stage â€” theyâ€™re just not stages youâ€™re allowed to see. When you let a bunch of people in there, they fâ€“k with that energy and it becomes a circus. Put it another way: Everybody wants me to show my vagina to the world all the time. And the truth is, I donâ€™t have to.
Speaking of public displays of vagina, whatâ€™s up with that girl crush you had on Britney Spears?
I was 13 when Britney became a star. My friends and I used to go to [MTV music request show] TRL once a week just to stand outside. But even then I wasnâ€™t a superfan. I was amazed by the level of superfan that Britney created. I liked to watch and be a part of the huh-huh-huh-huh! â€” the hyperventilating. I want to bring back the feeling I used to feel.
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