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Lady Gaga

"I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be, and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth."


Set against the space age theme song from Alfred Hitchcock's movie Vertigo, an alien creature emerges from a slime-encased pod. She's wrapped in a glittering rhinestone top and her hair is styled high in a Marie Antoinette pouf. Sharp mountain peaks of skin jut out from her forehead and there is some sort of freaky third eyeball stuck to her chin. The camera zooms in on her black, kohl-rimmed eyes as she states in a monotone, "This is the manifesto of Mother Monster."

Like most of Lady Gaga's music videos, the imagery for "Born this Way" does not lend itself to easy interpretation. When asked about the meaning behind her "manifesto," Lady Gaga replies that she imagines another world with, "a new race—a race within the race of humanity, a race that bears no prejudice."

Her fashions are out of this world too. From disco ball bras to dresses of draped raw meat, Miss Gaga's traffic-stopping fashions have become an endless source of entertainment for comedians and late-night hosts. But Gaga may be having the last laugh: she is the first artist to pass the four million mark in digital sales, and fans (her "Little Monsters") can't get enough of her quirky style. Read More>>


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