7 Classy Quotes From Lady Gaga’s ‘Metro’ Interview

Metro has gone Gaga this week. The newspaper, which just printed a guest column written by the pop star about bullying, will stream all 14 tracks of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way tomorrow on their website for your aural pleasure. They also scored a lengthy sit-down with the “Hair” aficionado, who spoke of her allegiance to gay rights, her own gay-ness, and trying to juggle all her multiple personalities at once. Read seven of Ms. Germanotta’s classiest quotes from her Metro interview below.


**”I have no reason to do or say anything unless it comes from my soul. I work very hard. I don’t party very much. You don’t see me falling out of nightclubs and buying Range Rovers. Social justice and music are the two most paramount things in my life and I can’t put it more plainly.”

**”The most paramount theme on the record is me struggling to understand how I can exist as myself as someone who lives halfway between fantasy and reality all the time.”

**”I’m off-the-charts gay! [Laughs.] But that’s not quite the way to put it. As if you are or you’re not. It’s not mathematical. It’s this completely subjective overarching aesthetic called life and you have this huge palate to paint from and you’re aking me, ‘How queer are you?’ That’s just one palate. It’s like I say so many things in that song [“Born This Way”]. But the first thing everyone comes back with is gay, gay, gay. Are you gay? Is the song gay? And you’re missing what life is offering you because you’re hinged on one word.”

**”It wasn’t until very recently that I actually enjoyed sex. I was talking to my sister about it’s not until you really love yourself that you can give love to others.”

**”For the first two and a half years of my career, I was considered to be the weird girl who dressed very crazy. I don’t think I’m perceived as sexy.”

**On pointing out that she refers to herself in third person as “Gaga”: “I do. Not as Stefani. It’s Gaga. Stefani is who I am, too, but I’m Gaga all the time. [Pauses] Wait, I lost my train of thought talking about the four different people that I am.”

**”No therapy yet. I probably should be.”

Read the whole interview over at Metro.