Lady GaGa says NO to plastic surgeryâ€¦ and YES to body modification! The eccentric singer rocks her â€œBorn This Wayâ€ alien look on the cover of the forthcoming issue of Harperâ€™s Bazaar Magazine (May 2011)- pictures below.
GaGa is absolutely incredible. Most of the things coming out of her mouth have a message and a purpose â€“ GaGa is super smart and sometimes pretty delusional too! The 25 year-old believes Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide more than a year ago, continues to work through her.
No matter how crazy GaGa might sound, she is not going anywhere. GaGa says, â€œPeople love you when they think you wonâ€™t be around for very long, and people hate you when they canâ€™t get rid of you. But Iâ€™m not going anywhere.â€
Here are some highlights from Lady GaGaâ€™s Harperâ€™s Bazaar interview:
On â€œBorn This Wayâ€: â€œItâ€™s a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism. Body modification is part of the overarching analysis of â€˜Born This Way.â€™ In the video, we use Rico, who is tattooed head to toe [including a skull on his face]. He was born that way. Although he wasnâ€™t born with tattoos, it was his ultimate destiny to become the man he is today.â€
On plastic surgery: â€œI have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification. And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery? I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.â€
On being seen as a promoter of plastic surgery? â€œTrust me, I know that. I think a lot of people love to convolute what everyone else does in order to disempower women. But my fans know me. They would never hurt themselves. And if they have hurt themselves, they come to me and say, â€˜Gaga, I want to stop, and your music helps me want to stop. Your music makes me want to love myself.â€™ I am in no way promoting sadomasochism or masochism.â€
On Alexander McQueenâ€™s death: â€œI think he planned the whole thing: Right after he died, I wrote â€˜Born This Way.â€™ I think heâ€™s up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing.â€ Supporting Gagaâ€™s claim was the decision by the labelâ€“not Gaga herselfâ€“to move up the release date for â€œBorn This Way,â€ ultimately to the exact day of the one-year anniversary of McQueenâ€™s death. â€œWhen I heard that, I knew he planned the whole damn thing. I didnâ€™t even write the f**king song. He did!â€
Lady GaGa For Harperâ€™s Bazaar Pictures
[images: Harperâ€™s Bazaar]