When you think of Lady Gaga, what pops in your head? A person wearing a dress made of meat on a red carpet? Maybe a beautiful young woman singing a duet with the incomparable Tony Bennett? Maybe you even imagine her as a sexed up vampire queen from American Horror Story? She certainly is an enigma, but true originals usually are.
Lady Gaga is a self-made pop superstar who’s created a larger-than-life personality and thrives on the theatrical. But then again, that's just who she is on stage. The real Lady Gaga - neé Stefani Germanotta - is a classical pianist, a My Little Pony enthusiast, a former drug addict, and so much more. After scouring every Lady Gaga bio there is, here are the best stories, quotes, and trivia to paint a picture of the real Gaga.
Are you ready, Little Monsters? Forget the Lady Gaga wiki page - here’s everything you need to know about Lady Gaga's history, legacy, and life.
Her Meat Dress Was A Statement On "Don't Ask Don't Tell"Gaga said, "I wore it attending the VMA'S with gay discharged soldiers from the military to make a statement. When we die, the meat on our bones bears no sexuality, no difference. We should not discriminate against those willing to give their life to protect Americans. Because when our lives are taken, we are meat all the same."Did this surprise you?
Her Ex-Boyfriend/Producer Helped Coin The Name Lady GagaWhile texting about the Queen song "Radio Gaga," her producer's phone auto-corrected it to "Lady Gaga." The name stuck! From that day on, Stefani Germanotta ceased to exist and Gaga was born.Did this surprise you?
She Danced To Judas Priest As A Burlesque PerformerMother Monster told Howard Stern that she would perform in burlesque shows, dancing around to Judas Priest in a thong. Apparently, even her dad would come to the shows to support her! At first he was shocked, but he calmed down once Gaga explained that it was "art."Did this surprise you?
Metal Is Gaga's Favorite Genre Of MusicVideo: YouTubeHer favorite bands include: Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica, AC/DC, and Judas Priest. Lady Gaga picked up her preference for hard rock during her time as a waitress in a metal bar!Did this surprise you?