Lady Gaga Discusses Michael Jackson, Lupus And DADT With Larry King

Robbie Daw | June 1, 2010 10:01 am

T.I. collaborator Lady Gaga donned full Larry King drag for her interview with the CNN host (which airs tonight at 9 p.m.). One of the biggest bombshells to come from the chat with the “Alejandro” singer is that she was to open for Michael Jackson’s This Is It 02 arena dates in London last summer. “We were working on making it happen,” Gaga says. “But Michael’s death was devastating to me, regardless of whether or not I was supposed to go on tour with him.”

Watch segments of her interview, where she clears up the rumors about having lupus and gives her thoughts on the governments Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy, after the jump.

“The truth is I don’t show any signs, any symptoms of lupus, but I have tested borderline positive for the disease,” Lady Gaga tells King. Rumors about the singer’s health began after an interview with UK paper the Times, where she seemed to suggest she might have inherited the disease that caused the death of her aunt.

Larry King also asks the outspoken gay rights advocate about her thoughts on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. “There are so many archaic things floating around in the government right now that are so misinformed and so wrong,” Gaga says. “It’s very confusing, very confusing for young people—especially 14-year-olds in high school who are getting sent home because they have t-shirts that say ‘gay’ on it, as if gay is a curse word or somehow inappropriate.”

Meanwhile, the music video for Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro,” currently her seventh Top 10 single, is set to premiere on Monday, June 7.