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 LadyGaga.com 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: