Lady Gaga is having a pretty big week this week. First off, she released the radio version of her single “Born This Way,” at long last. Have a listen at the link and let us know your thoughts. Personally we’re not as in love with it as we hoped we’d be—it’s kind of got a movie makeover montage vibe to it. Second, she’s performing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday and will appear in an interview on 60 Minutes before the awards which will hopefully serve as a nice primer for the grandparents out there who haven’t heard of this Lady Goo-Goo that people talk about.
In the interview, conducted by silver fox Anderson Cooper, Gaga discusses everything from how she likes to be addressed (Gaga in general, Stefani in bed) to her relationship with the public. At one point she says that most people are interested in her because they just want to see her fail. “What is she going to look like when she dies…when she’s overdosed on whatever they think I’m overdosing on? Everybody wants to see the decay of the superstar,” she depressingly tells Cooper. “They want to see me fail. They want to see me fall on stage. They want to see me vomiting out of a night club…Isn’t that the age we live in? That we want to see people who have it all lose it all?” Gaga denies she’s the type to do any of that, and it’s always fascinating to watch her tow the line between oblivious-but-fabulous diva and self-aware, professional artist. The full interview airs Sunday night at 7 p.m. EST on CBS.