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

Becky Bain | February 10, 2011 12:28 pm

Lady Gaga revealed much more than a new Jem-meets-the-1920s look in the latest issue of Vogue — she also mentions a handful of the 17 tracks from her third album, Born This Way. Songs include “Hair”, “Bad Kid”, “Government Hooker”, “Americano” and “Judas”, which will be the second single after the title track, which premieres tomorrow morning. In her in-depth interview, the Poloroid-hocking pop star also compares writing “Born This Way” to the birth of Jesus, and proves that she just might be a Jedi… or a robot. Read up on Gaga’s classiest Vogue quotes below!


**Gaga carries around her own wine glass because “I don’t like the idea of you having to drink wine out of a plastic cup.” She also insists on pouring her interviewer a glass of wine herself. “Pouring your own wine is bad luck.”

**On self-soothing: “I do this very strange thing with my foot when I am feeling lonely. I rub my left foot with the right foot. Is that weird?”

**On respecting her abilities: “Speaking purely from a musical standpoint, I think I am a great performer. I am a talented entertainer. I consider myself to have one of the greatest voices in the industry. I consider myself to be one of the greatest songwriters. I wouldn’t say that I am one of the greatest dancers, but I am really quite good at what I do… I think it’s OK to be confident in yourself.”

**On relating to her fans: “I was this really bad, rebellious misfit of a person—I still am—sneaking out, going to clubs, drugs, alcohol, older men, younger men. You imagine it, I did it. I was just a bad kid. And I look at them, and every show there’s a little more eyeliner, a little more freedom, and a little more ‘I don’t give a fuck about the bullies at my school.’ For some reason, the fans didn’t become more Top 40. They become even more of this cult following. It’s very strange and exciting.”

**On writing her lead single “Born This Way”: “I wrote it in ten fucking minutes,” she says, “and it is a completely magical message song. And after I wrote it, the gates just opened, and the songs kept coming. It was like an immaculate conception.”

**On her bizarre sleeping habits: “My friends tell me that I recharge like a robot. Jimmy Iovine, the chairman of Interscope, actually laughs at me: Whenever I have ridden on a plane with him I have fallen asleep, and apparently I don’t move. I sit in my clothes, perfectly still, head straight up, and I just sleep. And then I open my eyes and he’s like, ‘You scare me the way you sleep.’ ”

**On how far she’ll go to entertain her fans: “The other night, in London, I had food poisoning. I was vomiting backstage during the changes… Nobody knew. I just Jedi mind-tricked my body. You will not vomit onstage. Because I was also thinking, If I do, they are going to think I’m drunk. And I don’t want them to think I am human, let alone drunk. I certainly wouldn’t want them to think I had something so ordinary as food poisoning.”

Read the whole interview over at Vogue.