Lady Gaga freak flag interview on Fuse, Nov. 23 (Video)
By April MacIntyre Nov 24, 2009, 3:11 GMT
10/02/2009 - Lady Gaga - The AMA\'s got a dose of the Gaga last night, as she busted up bottles and played the piano Jerry Lee Lewis style, all a-flame. © Janet Mayer / PR Photos
The AMA's got a dose of the Gaga last night, as she busted up bottles and played the piano Jerry Lee Lewis style, all a-flame.
“Lady Gaga: On The Record with Fuse” Premieres November 23 at 9pm ET
“On The Record with Fuse” show brings viewers exclusive and revealing conversations with the biggest and boldest names in music.
The following are selected Lady Gaga sound bites:
On the song PokerFace:
“Well that song was about fantasizing about women when I was in bed with my ex-boyfriend so I didn’t really want him to know because it bothered him, but I couldn’t help myself. And it was me struggling with my sexuality and my, not struggling with I should say, enjoying, celebrating and that was the inspiration behind the song.”
“Grace (Jones) is such an inspiration to me, which is why with all the rumors that have flown around over the year, I was always excited because the androgyny of the woman. It’s this kind of fascinating thing that nobody understands or wants to understand unless you’re in the beautiful subculture that is my fans and the gay community.”
On calling her fans “Monsters”:
“I see myself in my fans, and they see themselves in me. I felt like a freak for so long, in school, growing up, you know I wore a uniform, but when I went home I used to put makeup on in the house and I used to sleep with my makeup on. My mother used to say, ‘Where the hell are you going kid?’ And I’d say ‘Well, what do you think of Marilyn today? Or I did Judy Garland today, mom.’ It was my way of expressing myself, so I think that the kids in the audience, they feel like freaks too.”
On her Monster Ball tour:
“There’s a theme of evolution and change. So I begin as a cell and grow throughout the show. Tremendously innovative choreography. Insane fashion installations. It’s of course in the vein of what my aesthetic has become which is the work is always in some sense half performance art, half installation. So it’s both. And we’re doing things that have never been done before. And I’m playing all the music from The Fame, and all of the music from The Fame Monster and I’ve been telling my fans it’s a giant post-apocalyptic house party.”