Lady Gaga Talks Eating Disorder, Depression, Clothing Archive, Space Flight in New "Harper's Bazaar"
Lady Gaga's interview for the cover story of the new issue of Harper's Bazaar is a doozy, covering everything from fashion, depression and eating disorders, to her upcoming performance in space, to which Beatle she prefers, to what she wants written on her tombstone.
Let's start with that performance in space, because you could join her, if you've got enough cash. As previously reported, Gaga plans to perform on a Virgin Galactic flight next year, and she tells the magazine, "I honestly can't wait. I can't wait to design the performance. I'm auctioning off my second seat [on the flight] to raise money for the Born This Way Foundation. I want to make a moment that is about much more than me."
"Performing in space is such an honor," she adds. "I want to challenge myself to come up with something that will not only bring everyone together but will also have a message of love that blasts into the beyond."
Here's a roundup of her unusual responses to some of the magazine's questions:
HB: What's something that you're better at now than when you were younger?
Gaga: "I am better with food. I don't have an eating disorder anymore. I'm also better at not letting people take advantage of me."
HB: John Lennon or Paul McCartney?
Gaga: "I love Paul so much, but I was and will always be a Lennon girl."
HB: Do you believe in ghosts?
Gaga: "Yes. I have many old souls around me all the time."
HB: What are your guilty pleasures?
Gaga: "Russian hookers and cheap gin. At least I'm honest."
HB: If you were an animal, what would it be?
Gaga: "A unicorn."
HB: What's something true about you that people should know?
Gaga: "That it's not an act."
HB: If you received a visit from yourself in the future, what would you want to ask your future self?
LG: "I'd ask her to do a duet with me -- that would be original. Then I would tell her that I'm so happy she didn't die young."
HB: What's the biggest thing you've learned about yourself so far?
LG: "I became very depressed at the end of 2013...I really felt like I was dying -- my light completely out. I said to myself, 'Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply...You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.'...I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."
HB: What is your home like?
LG: "My 'home' is a controversial topic. I don't exactly have one. I live all over the world. I keep a small rental in New York, where I hang many of my hats when I come to see my parents and New York pals." What does she keep there? "The three most expensive items I've ever purchased, including an actual house: my sable, a strand of diamonds and my Mikimoto pearls."
HB: Do you keep a lot of clothes that you've worn over the years?
LG: "The fashion I've acquired over the years is so sacred to me -- from costumes to couture, high fashion to punk wear I've collected from my secret international hot spots. I keep everything in an enormous archive in Hollywood....there's a Web site where I can go to look through everything."
HB: What do you want written on your gravestone?
LG: "She spread love with every invention."
You can read the full interview when the issue hits newsstands February 18.
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