Our friends in LA just had Lady Gaga in the studio. She gave an epic, intimate performance and they’re sharing it with you!
This morning, a group of young people stood buzzing with excitement with only one goal: to see their Mama Monster, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm].
One would think that when someone opened the gate to come in, the Little Monsters would live up to their ferocious name, barreling through to get to their hero. But Mama Monster would be proud of her Little Monsters who politely moved out of the way as the gate opened.
25-year-old New York native, Stefani Germanotta a.k.a Lady Gaga was once much like her devoted fans, a teenaged drama and jazz band geek who stood outside of MTV’s once popular TRL waving signs for the shows host, Carson Daly. A little over ten years later, Gaga’s life had come full circle and she was talking to one-on-one with Daly–a media figure instrumental in her decidedly complex and intellectualized quest for fame.
Being in Lady Gaga’s presence, it becomes obvious that Gaga is not an overly-theatrical, outlandish diva. Similarly to her Little Monsters, Gaga is humble, sweet-natured, passionate about music, driven to change the world for the better, and more poignantly, a normal girl.
[pullquote quote="My favorite thing is to see the physical copy in their hands. That means more to me than anything." credit="Lady Gaga on her fans"]Gaga’s normalcy is illustrated by the story she told Carson Daly about how when she was “12, 13, 14″ she came down to MTV’s TRL with signs that said:
“‘I love you, Justin.’ ‘ I love you, Carson.’ ‘Marry Me, Carson.’ I was always very jealous because Britney was up there with you and we were like ‘We love Carson please let us upstairs!’”
This explains why Mama Monster has such a soft spot in her heart for her Little Monsters. When she came in today and saw them lining up outside, Gaga told Carson that she was:
“Pressing up against the window…I’m going to stop on the way out and give them all kisses. They’re really cute and so sweet. My favorite thing is to see the physical copy in their hands. That means more to me than anything.”
Perhaps Gaga always knew that she was destined for pop stardom, which Carson brought up after her description of her adorable loyalty towards the TRL brand (and Carson himself). Gaga elaborated:
[pullquote quote="So when I left home that was sort of my time to say, 'OK. Well, what kind of music do you really like to listen to...I made all those choices for myself until finally I had my own rebirth which is what 'Born This Way' is all about."]“I did. So strangely. When I moved out and dropped out of college when I was living on the lower East Side, you know, waitressing and doing my thing working from the bottom up.
“I kind of felt like I’d already made it in a way because I was getting to do what I love everyday which is write music and perform, so the idea was always to push the boundaries of pop music but to do it the grassroots rock ‘n roll way.”
“When you’re in high school and you just don’t know who you are…some people do. But I had no idea who I was and I had to wear a uniform and I had no way of expressing myself and I felt very strange and awkward and out of place.”
“No one really understood why I was so into theater and why I was so into the music was into and why I did jazz band”
So when I left home that was sort of my time to say, ‘OK. Well, what kind of music do you really like to listen to and how do you want to sing and what is it that you want to be and how do you really want to dress’ and I made all those choices for myself until finally I had my own rebirth which is what ‘Born This Way’ is all about.”