Lady Gaga thinks Alexander McQueen’s spirit wrote “Born This Way”

Lady Gaga’s Harper’s Bazaar interview is, well, a little bizare. For one thing, she thinks fashion designer Alexander McQueen (who committed suicide last year) is controlling her creative processes now, and possibly even wrote “Born This Way,”

“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.” Supporting Gaga’s claim was the decision by the label–not Gaga herself–to move up the release date for “Born This Way,” ultimately to the exact day of the one-year anniversary of McQueen’s death. “When I heard that, I knew he planned the whole damn thing. I didn’t even write the f**king song. He did!”

This is a weird quote, but it puts a spooky perspective on the tabloid item that came out last year about Gaga’s former collaborator and muse Lina Morgana.

Gaga also had some interested statements about the new bones that are growing out of her shoulders (and sometimes face):

“Well, first of all,” she says, “they’re not prosthetics. They’re my bones.”

Okay, so when did the bones appear?

“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.”

Did she will them to come out for this album?

“They come out when I’m inspired.”

Is she worried that this new look will inspire other people to “grow” similar bones?

“We all have these bones!” she says tersely. “They’re the light from inside of us. Do you mean body modification?”


“No, I’m not concerned about that.”

I’m sorry, what? Bring back the teacup with the diamond in it. What I’m saying is that the protruding bones aren’t my favorite schitck that Gaga has come up with. In case you go off on Gaga for being completely delusional (which she admits to being,) she does admit that all this is “artistic expression,” when Harper’s Derek Blasberg asks her if she’s concerned that her fans will hurt themselves trying to emulate her look:
It’s artistic expression,” Gaga says. “It’s a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism. Body modification is part of the overarching analysis of ‘Born This Way.’ In the video, we use Rico, who is tattooed head to toe [including a skull on his face]. He was born that way. Although he wasn’t born with tattoos, it was his ultimate destiny to become the man he is today.”

“You can quote me on this: People love you when they think you won’t be around for very long, and people hate you when they can’t get rid of you. But I’m not going anywhere.”

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