Where the HECK have I been? Why don’t I know any of this? I guess I don’t follow Lady Gaga as closely as I should because she has SOME story to tell.
Did you know that the singer comes from a super wealthy family, went to the same Catholic girl’s school as Paris Hilton, and… was a STRIPPER?
Lady Gaga was most certainly a rebel!
On being a stripper and loving the human form:
“I have a strong sense of my own sexuality. I love the naked human body and I have huge body confidence.
“I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. Girls from my background weren’t meant to turn into someone like me. I come from a wealthy Italian family, went to a good school. You’re meant to live with Mom and Dad until they die. I went against all I was brought up to be; I moved out of home, wouldn’t take any help from my parents and supported myself with waitressing jobs and stripping.
“My act was pretty wild. I’d wear black leather and dance to Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses and Faith No More. Very rock ‘n’ roll.”
On using drugs:
“I don’t like to talk about it too much but there were drugs, serious drugs. I wouldn’t want to inspire other people to do the same.”
On her parents hating her former life and finally taking control:
“I discovered a real personal freedom through it. Obviously my parents didn’t like it. I was drawing huge crowds, setting hairspray alight on stage and dancing madly. My dad thought I’d lost it. With the drugs it was his reaction that pulled me back. I didn’t go to Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. I did it myself. I have such a fear of failure, I didn’t want anything to make me fail. So I stopped. I still drink and party, but there’s no darkness now. Just a lot of fun.”
WOW!One more quote. Here she is talking about getting hurt by a man and realizing music is her true passion.
“My problem area is definitely men. I’ve only ever really been in love once. He didn’t want me to do this job. He wanted me to stay at home, so I left. It broke my heart, but also made me realize music is my first love.
“My music’s never going to roll over in bed one morning and tell me it doesn’t love me any more. I have a problem with rejection.
“I do love British men, though. They’re smart and the accent is borderline pretentious, which I love.”
To see a picture of Lady Gaga before she was Lady Gaga (and you aren’t going to believe what she used to look like), click on the continue reading link below.
I almost don’t believe it!!