Lady Gaga Talks Inspiration, Haiti Relief And Stripper Shoes With Oprah

Jan 15th, 2010 // 5 Comments

Apparently you can never be too exhausted to meet Oprah. After reportedly collapsing before taking the stage at Purdue University last night, Lady Gaga still managed to show up for her live appearance on today’s Oprah Winfrey Show.

Adorned with a spikey hairpiece, Gaga talked about her desire to inspire listeners of her music, and even teared up at one point while doing so. (Come on, this is Oprah—what did you expect?) That said, amidst all the earnestness, she still managed to toss out a few Gaga-esque gems, like, “I was a go-go dancer, so I like to wear stripper shoes.”

Watch Lady Gaga on The Oprah Winfrey Show below:

“Being provocative is not just about getting people’s attention,” Gaga told Oprah. “It’s about saying something that really affects people in a real way, in a positive way.”

And the singer will apparently put her money where her mouth is. She noted that all the proceeds from one of her upcoming concerts will be donated to relief aid in Haiti following this week’s devastating earthquake in the poverty-stricken nation.

“On the the 24th, the Monster Ball in New York City—all of the money that I make in ticket sales and merchandise that day is going to go to Haiti,” Gaga said. “And on the 24th, you can also go onto if you’re not going to the Monster Ball, and any merch that you buy on the website, not a dollar is going to anybody else but Haiti.”

When Winfrey asked what message Gaga most wants people to receive from her music, she replied, “I want them to free themselves and I want them to be proud of who they are. And I want them to celebrate all the things they don’t like about themselves the way that I did.”

Here’s Lady Gaga performing “Monster,” “Bad Romance” and “Speechless” on The Oprah Winfrey Show:


  1. anonymous

    Um…. the Oprah show was PRE-TAPPED. (“collapsed from exhaustion but apparently was well enough to be on Oprah.”)

  2. Well, part of it was live, but doing a 5 minute music bit and a 10 minute interview pales in comparison to a 2 hour show. I was at the Purdue show. She did her sound check at 4:30 and even worked out with my friend's trainer. She got sick – with EMT's called – about an hour before she went on. Both opening acts performed (Semi-Precious Weapons and Jason DeRulo were terrific.) She had done 7 shows in 8 nights (including that crazy busy day at the CES in Vegas). I wasn't surprised when the announcement was made at Purdue. I'm very impressed that she rescheduled it to Jan 26 with an offer of refunds. None of the 3000 box office tickets have been returned for refunds – per local papers.

  3. ianaleah

    Of course she can go on a tv talk show after cancelling performances, there is a hugh difference in the stamina involved, . She looks really good with all her hair off from around her face. I think she should keep hairstyles that support that look. She is a great artist, a nice lady and really talented.

  4. ianaleah

    Eight million records sold and the only person to have four #1 songs from debut album. Her career is only 16 months old. Incredible. Brillant talent.

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