With her new album “ARTPOP” available now, we grabbed a few minutes with Lady Gaga to discuss the hype — and the costume changes.
Metro: So we’re guessing art, pop and culture are influences in your life?
Lady Gaga: And they blend together. It’s like saying that you and me can be together, or me and my fans — we can all be together in one space and live despite differences or colors. Pop and art are not in conflict with culture; they are part of each other. So the intention of the album was put art culture in pop music, a throwback to Andy Warhol.
Give us three words to describe ARTPOP.
Hate, love and sensuality.
Reviews have been a bit harsh.
The reviews do not bother me, but the rumors or gossip do. Fame provokes a negative energy that causes instability in me. But I am a woman facing something new every day and, despite constant attacks to me, there is always something good, like my little monsters, who are always there.
The makeovers — are they a disguise? Some type of shield?
Yes, I have many costumes [laughs]. That is Lady Gaga. I’m always on the defensive in my professional side. I always wear different clothes and change my outfit to feel stronger. Depending on the day, I am the person I am. If one day I feel weak I will change my hair three times, and I will feel like a superwoman. It doesn’t matter the color of hair — it’s what makes me feel like a strong woman.