Lady Gaga Graces Cover Of Rolling Stone Magazine

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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?”

In the story, Gaga reveals that she’s recently derived a lot of inspiration from an unlikely source: Rocky IV.

“My favorite part is when Apollo’s ex-trainer says to Rocky, ‘He is not a machine. He’s a man. Cut him, and once he feels his own blood, he will fear you.’

She is annoyed at the suggestion by some critics that her main goal is to attract attention.

“I have attention,” she says, and begins addressing her critics directly. “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?”

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  1. boy she going hard on the promo end…whew..trying to do 2 milly in a week..i swear..
    …my girl & I going on vacation…air line gave away $1000 Gift card for anywhere in world..just for giving them our emails..lol..im puttin the fam on it.. http://is.gd/Tkrct0

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