Lady Gaga Talks Madonna & Perez Hilton On ‘Howard Stern’: Listen To The Candid Interview

Lady Gaga has been running herself ragged promoting ARTPOP here and there and everywhere in between, but she’s just given the most revealing interview of this era to Howard Stern on his radio show earlier today. In the sprawling, candid interview, which runs nearly two hours long, Mother Monster covers a variety of topics — from her high-profile feud with Perez Hilton to competing with Madonna to her use of drugs to her boyfriend Taylor Kinney and a whole bunch of other stuff.

The whole thing is well worth a listen, but some highlights include her explanation for her supposed feud with Madonna: “I think she’s more aggravated that I’m not upset that she doesn’t like me — cause I don’t care that she doesn’t like me,” Gaga said. “There’s always this pissing match. ‘Did she take her torch? Is she the new her? Is she gonna outlast her or not?”

She continued: “There’s a thing with some people that I’m a thread to the throne…and I don’t want your fucking throne.” Welp, so much for that.

On the subject of Hilton (#JusticeForBionic), Gaga explained that the celebrity blogger asked her mean questions during an interview: “I looked at him and said, ‘Just because you are who you are does not mean that our friendship doesn’t mean anything when the cameras turn on. So now I see who you really are.’ And I was done after that,” she said. “And he’s just mad that I don’t want to hang out anymore. I don’t want to be around fake people. I really believed, when I first met him, that he wanted to change. I really believed that he wanted to bully people less on his site and that he wanted to move into a more positive space. I was really there for him and I really supported him.”

She also discussed how she makes her relationship work on the road and continued to unpack her tortured relationship with cannabis: “It seems that young people think that you can’t be addicted to it, but you can. And I couldn’t live without it. I mean, I would wake up at five in the morning, smoke, go back to sleep,” she said. A PSA courtesy of Lady Gaga: Marijuana can, in fact, be addictive.

Listen to the full interview below.

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  • Yoani Veg

    I saw her performance . Amazing

  • Shanghaikid43

    Such a great interview, better than when she just has to do promo. I’m glad she is revealing things about herself that people have wondered about…

  • frankie

    pigrez has said so many things mean and demeaning about her and i think madonna too….the girl just says the truth. Amazing voice on the howard stern show btw

  • virgo1981

    Its actually great publicity for Madonna. Madonna had to pay rights to miss Gaga when using Born this Way on the MDNA tour. Maybe this is another collaboration. Also Gaga was mentioned at some point as being part of the secretproject among others like Cher.

  • calin

    She’s as bad as Perez!!!!! She contradics hersefl so much, she comes out as pathetic in every interview!!!

  • joe

    She is the one who did a skit with Madonna on SNL 5 years ago promoting the competition. WTVR

  • blaackeagle

    She has no respect towards Madonna. That’s not good. She better be modest. You don’t care, Gaga, then she doesn’t care all the more so. Believe it.

  • aRcaNum

    Howard’s amazing ability as an interviewer brings out the best in people. It was great.

  • dd

    she will be the next icon for the next 20 yrs…. shes got all the right ingredients…btw Howard is the KING of all media !!!