Lady Gaga is in fine form throughout her new cover story in Harper’s Bazaar, both physically and conversationally. Along with the tea-time photo featuring five nipples and another where she crawls atop a reflecting piano (see both, unedited, in the gallery below), the interview had a little tidbit to satisfy each part of her market.
For those who appreciate Gaga’s political forthrightness: “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.”
For those who appreciate Gaga’s desire to be a feminist icon: “I think a lot of people love to convolute what everyone else does in order to disempower women. But my fans know me. They would never hurt themselves. And if they have hurt themselves, they come to me and say, ‘Gaga, I want to stop, and your music helps me want to stop. Your music makes me want to love myself.’ I am in no way promoting sadomasochism or masochism.”
For those who appreciate Gaga’s lunacy: “[My body modifications] are not prosthetics. They’re my bones. 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. They come out when I’m inspired. We all have these bones! They’re the light from inside of us.”
More instant classic Gaga quotes after the jump—apparently “Born This Way” wasn’t written by Gaga, but by a very fashion-forward ghost!
For those who appreciate Gaga’s New York pride (and obsession with genitals): [on visiting LA] “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.”
For those who appreciate Gaga’s ability to channel late fashion designer Alexander McQueen: “I think he planned the whole thing: Right after he died, I wrote ‘Born This Way.’ I think he’s up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing. When I heard [it would be released on the first anniversary of McQueen’s death], I knew he planned the whole damn thing. I didn’t even write the f—ing song. He did!”
Magical! Somehow we’re guessing his family won’t be getting royalties, though.
[Photos: Harper’s Bazaar]