Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, and many more are featured on separate covers for T Magazine‘s “The Greats” issue, out October 23.
Photographer William Eggleston, painter Kerry James Marshall, novelist Zadie Smith, chef Massimo Bottura, and fashion designer Junya Watanabe are also featured on separate covers.
“It’s an endless proving of myself, that I really am a musician, that I have something to offer in the room. That women can be musicians, women can be rock stars, women can be more than an objectified idea of a pop star…I get blocked by my own trauma sometimes,” she said. “The darkness, the loop of negative thoughts on repeat, clamors and interferes with the music I hear in my head. When I’m making music, I can hear all the parts, all the instruments. I can hear what it should be,” Lady Gaga said in the mag.
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