7 Classy Quotes From Lady Gaga’s ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Cover Story

Robbie Daw | April 13, 2011 9:37 am

Who better to cover Harper’s Bazaar‘s upcoming Hot Fashion Issue than pop’s photogenic fashion plate Lady Gaga? Naturally the 144-year-old mag has an interview accompanying Terry Richardson’s snaps of the “Born This Way” songstress. And naturally we felt obligated to round up the seven most memorable quotes from the piece. Read on! 7 CLASSY QUOTES FROM LADY GAGA’S HARPER’S BAZAAR COVER STORY

* On her “Born This Way” video director: “Nick Knight? He’s such an asshole.” [It’s explained that this means he’s actually a genius. Of course!]

* The inspiration for the spacey visuals in the video: “A lot of weed.”

* On the protruding bones that are a part of her new look for the Born This Way album: “They’ve always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am.”

* “I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”

* “And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery? I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.”

* “I had all these number-one records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture? I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately. I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.”

* “You can quote me on this: People love you when they think you won’t be around for very long, and people hate you when they can’t get rid of you. But I’m not going anywhere.”

And there you have it. So what have we gleaned from this latest interaction with the Gaga? Why, only that she prefers to keep things partially natural (face, drugs, etc.) and partially unnatural (bones jutting out of her mug), has an aversion to the Tinsel Town lifestyle and likes to keep her hoo-ha bits in shape by crafting naughty metaphors about them in interviews.