We’re Lady Gaga fans, but we admittedly don’t really care much about her eccentric artist schtick. She’s a singer who acts and dresses crazy, something singers have been doing for years, she just takes it to a higher level. So the news that she locked herself in her dressing room at the Met Costume Institute Gala and refused to walk the red carpet the other night is not surprising, but it does garner an eye-roll and a yawn from us. Despite her best efforts to be a drama queen, her presence was required because she was featured performer at the event. So what finally convinced Gaga to come out? Why, Oprah, of course. Okay, Oprah and Gaga’s friend, artist Terence Koh, who had to be called in to coax the delicate flower that she was wanted, no, needed, at the event.
When she finally took the stage, Gaga returned to her jolly old self, telling the audience “I’ll never forget when Anna Wintour called me to play at this event, she called me and said, ‘I would like you to play at the Met gala, but I just want to make sure, because I’ve seen you perform before, that you won’t be swearing during the performance.’ So Anna, I will do my f*cking best!” Gaga wore a Prada tux to the event, and was photographed with Miuccia Prada, who we hope was not offended that her look didn’t get photographed on the red carpet.
[Photo: Prada via NY Mag]