Lady Gaga Talks Amy Winehouse On ‘The View,’ Performs “You And I”

Robbie Daw / August 1, 2011

Lady Gaga followed up her recent TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and So You Think You Can Dance with a stint as guest host on The View today. The houndstooth check-clad songstress discussed, among many things, her thoughts on the passing of Amy Winehouse and her own experiences with hard drugs. She also performed her Born This Way single “You And I.” Watch below!

When discussing the death of 27-year-old Amy Winehouse, Gaga said, “I just think that the most unfortunate thing about it all is the way the media spins things — like we can learn from Amy’s death. I don’t feel that Amy needed to learn any lessons. I felt that the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar. Everybody was so hard on her.”

Gaga went on to discuss how her father talked her out of doing hard drugs years ago. She also said that the late Clarence Clemons, who played the saxophone solo on “The Edge Of Glory” and appears in the video, was “like a father figure” to her.

“I’d say we had like six wonderful months of really close friendship, Clarence and I,” Mother Monster told Whoopi Goldberg. “He really changes your life so quickly. You don’t know why and you can’t explain it, but he just has this godly presence about him.”

Lady Gaga — “You And I” (on The View)