Friday January 15, 2010 21:26
Lady Gaga takes over Oprah, says don’t call her “Lady”, gives to Haiti, tells fans to celebrate what you hate about yourself
Lady Gaga released her first album 15 months ago, but her talent is so extraordinary that she has re-released her debut album with eight new amazing songs, most notably “Bad Romance”, “Speechless” and “Telephone” to satisfy the cravings of her growing legion of “little monsters”, the rising star’s nickname for her fans, like me.
Lady Gaga, 23, is one of those rare entertainers that comes around only a few times in our lifetime that has a talent that stands out from the pack. She’s an extremely gifted singer, pianist, songwriter, composer, dancer and costume designer.
Watch out Madonna.
Lady Gaga will be up for five Grammy Awards during the 52nd annual show on Jan. 31, and her debut album, The Fame, and re-released album, The Fame Monster, have combined for 8 million sales.
Celebrities paid $25,000 to see Lady Gaga’s private New Year’s Eve performance in Miami. And now Oprah Winfrey is singing Lady Gaga’s praises.
Before sitting down for a one-on-one with the singer, Oprah sang along with other Lady Gaga’s “little monsters” in the audience as the singer performed three of her new songs, “Monster”, “Bad Romance” and “Speechless” for the Friday edition of The Oprah Show.
During the Oprah interview, Lady Gaga, who is famous for her outlandish attire and on-stage antics, said she wanted to paint herself blue for one of her performances before the movie Avatar came out. She revealed that she prefers to be called Gaga because “it feels so weird to be called a lady”. But why does she say, “don’t call me Gaga” to begin her new song, “Monster”?
Add that to the mystery of Lady Gaga.
The “Poker Face” singer also revealed to Oprah that the one thing people don’t know about her is that she loves to experiment with cooking gourmet dishes.
She used her Oprah Show platform to turn attention to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. The singer will donate all of her earnings from her Jan. 24 concert in New York and all purchases on her web site, www.ladygaga.com, that day toward relief efforts in Haiti, where an estimated 100,000 are dead or missing. The New York native said she relates to the plight of Haitians because she suffered in New York on 9-11 and during the aftermath, and said her 9-11 experience pales in comparison to what is happening in Haiti.
Although she gets a lot of bad press for her antics, Gaga said she makes her music to exploit the sensational media and to encourage her fans to “free themselves” to “be yourself”, to “be proud of who they are” and to “celebrate all the things that they don’t like about themselves.”
And she urged her “little monsters” to “always be good to your parents” and keep “good solid relationships” with them. I talk to my mother multiples times every day, and I can’t wait to show the interview to my teenage son, who is also one of Lady Gaga’s “little monsters”.
If you missed Friday’s airing of Oprah, watch Lady Gaga’s performance and interview here.
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