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Lady Gaga Covers 'Rolling Stone'

Lady Gaga Covers 'Rolling Stone'

Lady Gaga brings back her hair bow on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands Friday (May 27).

Here’s what the 25-year-old Born This Way singer had to share:

On first finding fame: “Being myself in public was very difficult. I was being poked and probed and people would actually touch me and touch my clothes and be like, ‘What the f— 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.”

On her fans: “We have this umbilical cord that I don’t want to cut, ever. 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.”

On her message to critics who say her main goal is to attract attention: “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?”

For more from Gaga, visit RollingStone.com!

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  • Zahra

    I’m yet to see what colour and length her real hair is!! I literally have no idea

  • sindywhereyube

    love yu gaga

  • ella

    i think her problem is she makes too many
    declarations about herself, calling herself an icon
    when she’s only been around a few years.
    she should let others judge her place.

    the quote above is a perfcet example of this.

    case in point, madonna didnt really expound or assign
    meaning to things she did, she just did it.
    and she wasn’t all – this is so important.
    she was just like yah, i like sex.
    yah, women rock.
    yah, so i want to put a black jesus in my video, what now?

  • http://At Sl igo lambert ^______^cute

    Puck

  • annie

    She looks much better without those extravagant monstrous prosthetics etc.
    Sadly I listened to the new album and really not feeling it. Most of the songs are alike to begin with and not that good either.
    Very sad hope for something good and new soon though

  • ace11

    she must be great in bed

  • c

    She’s so annoying. I used to like her during the just dance/pokerface days, but since then she has become such an attention seeker and rips of the likes of kylie minogue & madonna

  • http://@opiniondemymy MyLeNe

    She is SO FULL OF HER .. She need to stop calling herself genuine and so good singer and so so SO ! i’m so tired of her !

  • annie

    Who calls their fans monsters anyway? Is that what she thinks of them?

  • http://@opiniondemymy MyLeNe

    She need to stop with this FAN MARKETING strategy … and yes annie .. who call her fans MONSTER ?

  • katiebelle

    she just sucks!

  • dwfd

    Rolling Stone has become a joke advertising garbage like Lady Gag

  • Mlef

    Go back to bed…

    Rolling Stone….what a shame….Rolling sh.t…

  • VICTORIA

    GAGA The GREAT!!! GAGA IS QUEEN. HER FANS ARE ON TRACK TO MAKING THE BORN THIS WAY ALBUM THE BEST SELLING THIS YEAR BEATING TAYLOR SWIFT BY SELLING OVER 1 MILLION COPIES. IN IT’S FIRST WEEK. LOVE, LOVE LOVE. LITTLE MONSTERS ARE THE BEST. THE BOTTOMFEEDERS, BRITNEY TRAILER PARK TRASH SPEARS, RONALD MCDONALD RIHANNA, THE HORRID KESHA, KATY GAGA STALKER PERRY AND THE OTHERS WHO I FORGOT TO MENTION, WISH THEY HAD GOOD MARKETING SKILLS LIKE GAGA.. GAGA IS SMART TO MARKET HERSELF AND NAME HER FANS. WE LOVE IT. PUT YOUR PAWS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • annie

    @VICTORIA: But it is not a good album. Do you guys just buy whatever they put in front of you?
    I will not put my paws up I am not an animal..

  • Lucy

    I agree with everybody who’s said she’s so full of herself! She’s become sooo tiresome. The world needs a vacation from her…

  • Ray

    REALLY CREATIVE WOMAN have a bad rap in pop music is so awful the way the are treated because if it was a man doing what she does and said i sleep with 600 woman a year people would be like he’s a HERO. But all lady Gaga wants to do is CREATE F****CKING ART people really need to get over themselves & stop slinging MUD AT HER ALL THE TIME she is doing something that she LOVES which unfortunately A MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT!!!!!!!!! SHE IS VERY LUCKY AND BLESSED THAT WAY!!!!!!!!!!

  • VICTORIA

    @Ray: Ray, I agree with you a thousand times over. Gaga brought pop music back and creative music videos back.. Music was not fun anymore and the artists became lazy. Gaga is now making the other music artists work. WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE A REAL MEGA POP STAR IN THIS GENERATION. I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE PRINCE, WHITNEY HOUSTON, U2 AND MANY MORE IN MY GENERATION. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS SAYING GAGA WILL SAVE THEM AND THAT’S WHY THEY LOVE HER. SHE’S A GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST. SHE’S ALREADY PROVEN HERSELF TO HER PEERS. THEY KNOW THAT GAGA IS THE REAL DEAL. WE ALL KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Flowers

    Egocentric delusional mediocre artist.
    If her musics matched all the ~unconventional artsy~ stuff she says and wears maybe music lovers would like her more.

  • Sorry

    lol…being a little full of ourselves aren’t we, Gaga?

  • Sean

    She’s full of it. She sure wasn’t seeking attention in her 1st couple of vids. Just Dance vid, she looks like a normal human being.

  • Go Away

    Go away you attention seeking fake !!!!!

  • Lol

    I think Ray & Victoria are the same person. Their writing is suspiciously similar. Epic Fail!

  • shrine

    I have seen many old photos and videos of Gaga from years past looking like a regular girl. Just look up her appearance on MTV’s old show Boiling Point. If she was always some expressive artist why was this not apparent then? She’s just another unoriginal manufactured pop star attempting to masquerade as original.

  • bla

    hipocrisy…

  • Lakas

    wow she so edgy

  • Vanessa

    I think lady gaga is fully of herself and I like her better before when she was in her just dance days she was original and real back then and now she so fake and I feel like she is a poser and I don’t believe her story that she was a loser in high school or that she was bullied . There Are reports out there that she was queen bee at her high school and she was really outgoing and she was in the so called in crowed I think that she using the gay and outcasted community to further her career and to me that just wrong And mess up .

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/05/05/lady-gaga-judas-video-debut/all-comments/#comments Donelle

    Poor THING needs to sell her album for 99CENTS just to get record sales?! Her whole album which I am glad downloaded illegally, sounds the same. Sounds like a soundtrack to a BAD 80s movie

  • Frida

    Lol at all these comments…
    Anyway love Gaga, her new album is great. And go ahead and thumb me down for having an opinion different of your own.

  • VICTORIA

    GAGA The GREAT!!! GAGA IS QUEEN. HER FANS ARE ON TRACK TO MAKING THE BORN THIS WAY ALBUM THE BEST SELLING THIS YEAR BEATING TAYLOR SWIFT BY SELLING OVER 1 MILLION COPIES. IN IT’S FIRST WEEK. LOVE, LOVE LOVE. LITTLE MONSTERS ARE THE BEST. THE BOTTOMFEEDERS, BRITNEY TRAILER PARK TRASH SPEARS, RONALD MCDONALD RIHANNA, THE HORRID KESHA, KATY GAGA STALKER PERRY AND THE OTHERS WHO I FORGOT TO MENTION, WISH THEY HAD GOOD MARKETING SKILLS LIKE GAGA.. GAGA IS SMART TO MARKET HERSELF AND NAME HER FANS. WE LOVE IT. PUT YOUR PAWS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stella

    Anorexic much?!

  • L.

    Great cover!
    I’m soooooo getting that!

  • Floptina

    All the hateful comments are from the same Xtina stain posting over & over again!
    Hahaha! Nice try!

  • PLO

    @Donelle: Hahaha!!! You hate her yet you searched for her album to download?!? AND you tell people?!
    What an idiot! Just go ahead and love her out in the open! It’s ok , just be yourself Donelle! :)
    P.S
    The 99 cent promo deal was exclusive to Amazon for a limited time cause she’s cool like that! She loves her fans & wanted to give people with low funds a chance to get the new album!
    Pretty damn cool if you ask me :)
    Love Gaga!!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/05/05/lady-gaga-judas-video-debut/all-comments/#comments Donelle

    @PLO:

    Your probably some young little twit. That hasnt have a clue about what real music is. Your brain is the size of a bird. You are easily influenced and I never said I hated Lady Xerox, I never said she didnt have talent, she just is unoriginal period. Plagiarism which I am sure you dont have a clue what the word means, is what I hear through out the album, This certianly wasn’t the “album of the decade” but was “The Cheapest” . Honey , she sold her album for “records sales” period! It’s easy to go platinum when your selling your album for 99CENTS, I for one wouldnt spend a dime! I have said in the very beginning this is NO FAME MONSTER and her fans deserve more than a BAD 80s ripped of uninspired album!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/05/05/lady-gaga-judas-video-debut/all-comments/#comments Cindy

    EOG is ok but the rest of the cd I didnt like :(
    IMO it’s just not as great as The Fame Monster.

  • VICTORIA

    @PLO: BRAVO. That bottomfeeder took the time to go to a website and push the download button for GAGA’S ALBUM. The poster claims to hate GAGA so much but she took time out of the day to be the first to download GAGA’S new album. I’m laughing so hard right now!!!!! I’m going to take a lyric from GAGA when she says,capital HIM in BORN THIS WAY. To the poster who wrote she took the time to download Gaga’s album and then writes nasty comments, you are a bottomfeeder, capital BOTTOMFEEDER.

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/05/05/lady-gaga-judas-video-debut/all-comments/#comments vivianne

    I bought the album, its ok. I think it was just hype. Definitly not as good as FM

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/05/05/lady-gaga-judas-video-debut/all-comments/#comments Forverbeyonce

    @VICTORIA:

    Bottom feeder? When I think of bottom feeder I think of crabs and shrimp etc. Doesnt lady copy and paste wear a HUGE lobster on her head-haha didnt want to call her out, but your girl is a bottomfeeder, she wears it on her sleeve- i mean head

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/05/05/lady-gaga-judas-video-debut/all-comments/#comments founder

    Ths album sucks, all the hype for nothing! I recommend if you want the album download it illegally its every where. You will dissappointed the album is so not worth 13.99, missed the 99cent deal was out of town grrr

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/05/05/lady-gaga-judas-video-debut/all-comments/#comments rolando

    Its not that bad. I do like government hooker and judas

  • jj1234

    She needs to stop showing off her gross body…and her face for that matter.

  • boston61

    At least she has talent unlike JHo and Beyonce.

  • Ryden

    @Donelle: You download Gaga’s new album and then stalk posts about her, Coming back multipal times to comment?!
    LMFAO!!! you prove what an idiot you are all by yourself!!
    Too funny! Haha!
    Donelle + Gaga = <3

  • .

    Hate by some loved by many! She will live forever in the history of music!

  • jol

    @PLO: lol… really, one thing Gaga is for sure, an awesome brainwasher… she totally has her legions of fans drooling over her and believing everything she does is for them… if she wanted “people with low funds a chance to get her album, why didn’t she give some for free? oh no… because if they were free they wouldn’t be valid as “album sales”… that is why she sold them at .99cents, so they would count as part of the albums sales…

  • Melissa

    @Zahra:

    That’s because you don’t pay attention. Natural colour= dark brown
    Length= short above the shoulders.

    -.-

  • Melissa

    She looks beautiful.

  • Loudn

    @jol: Actually she did GIVE some away at the Best Buy signing in NYC…. So there goes you big theory .
    Now what? How will you try to belittle her this time??
    Ha! Loser

  • gaybriel

    it’s beautiful the way she’s always showing her love for her fans…I’m not a fan at all but I still think it’s the kinda thing other famous should do more too

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