Lady Gaga is on the September cover of Vanity Fair looking glamorous with trendy gray hair. And you know Gaga — it's either no clothes or crazy clothes with this girl and she went with the former for her big cover.
Don't worry though, the rest of the pictorial is full of stunning costumes and fierce posing, the kind of thing you'd expect from the Lady. However, the accompanying article is much more subdued.
In fact, it's largely an ode to her army of Little Monsters. Seriously, the whole "my fans" thing really forced us to hunt for the dirty sexy bits.
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See, the fans are her motivating force: "I want to say and sing the right things for you, and I want to make that one melody that really saves your spirit that one day."
Her whole reason for living: "I've looked every man that I've ever dated in the eye and every woman I've ever been friends with and there will never be something that I put before my fans. It's about loving who you are. I don't want people to love me; I want them to love themselves."
As for that Birkin bag she took a Sharpie to, she explains that it's "the most classic and iconic bag on the planet, but my fans don't relate to it because it represents something that they don't have ... My fans are more iconic than this purse. And I love fashion, but I don't love it more than my fans. And that's what this bag is all about."
They also make up for her bad behavior. Take that day she got rowdy at the Mets game followed by some chest-groping at the Yankees game. She admits she got drunk at both games — "Of course I got drunk at Yankee Stadium" — and let her "true New York 24-year-old Italian girl" and "slutty Italian girl" out. However, she's not worried about the bad press. "My real fans know who I truly am, and they know what I represent and what I mean, and my music and my performance is what really speaks."
(And for the record, there was no chest-groping. "Why would I rub my ---- in front of Yankees? I'm not interested in dating any ballplayers." Point taken.)
Sure, it's great and everything that she loves her fans but we want the juicy stuff!
"I do f--k, but I'm certainly not promiscuous." Now that's more like it! She goes on:
"I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they're going to take my creativity from me through my vagina." Though it looks like she's slowly getting over that fear.
She also talks about her drug use, which is "mostly cocaine" because she's "terrified of heroin." However, she has cut back on the coke recently. "I won't lie; it's occasional. And when I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year," she says.
Though, she offers this caveat when discussing her past drug use: "But if you print that, I do not want my fans to ever emulate that or be that way. I don't want my fans to think they have to be that way to be great."
And that pretty much sums up where Gaga is at now. Still at the beginning of her career, over the whole fascination with fame and celebrity culture of her first album, ready to move on to something more. She continuously hints at some tragic events in her life but doesn't give anything away just yet, she knows she's gotta save that for later.
For now, it's all about building up her army of fans.
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