Lady Gaga is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of NME magazine and in her coverstory interview, she seems to have an awfully big chip on her shoulder. Almost every other word out of her mouth is an expletive and she goes so far as to call criticism of her music “retarded” (which I find outrageously offensive). This interview with NME seems to be an attempt by Gaga to release all of her aggression, which is completely understandable, but the way in which she does it — unsurprisingly — is IMHO offensive and childish. Read on for some of the more choice quotes from Gaga’s interview.
Lady Gaga has a message for anyone who thinks her image is contrived or fake: “Fuck off.” In the latest issue of NME, Gaga stood up for herself and her artistic integrity. Though she’s known for her wild outfits and crazy style, they don’t define her. Mail Online found some potty-mouthed quotes from the interview. “Let me tell you something,” she began. “If you fucking rip my hairbow and my wig off my fucking head, my shoes, my bra, every single thing on my body, and you throw me on a piano with a microphone, I will fucking make you cry.” “I feel I have been probed endlessly about who the fuck I am,” Gaga continued. “I have been quite open about it. And still nobody seems to have a clue.” The pop star’s often questioned about her identity. Last month at Google, a fan asked Gaga (real name: Stefani Germanotta), “How do you find time for Stefani?” “I love this question. Who are you looking for? I’m right here,” she answered. “Stefani is also who I am. Gaga is my nickname. It’s like when you’re a kid and your mom calls you ‘Skip.’ I really make no separation between Stefani and Gaga.” Of the infamously divisive lead single from her upcoming third album, she says: “The worst mistake I could have made was not putting out ‘Born This Way’ as the first record. It’s completely balls-to-the-wall, love-it-or-hate-it… Get in or get off the fucking boat. I gained a lot of new fans.” Still, she adds, “I am perpetually unhappy with what I create. Even though I might tell you that ‘Edge of Glory’ is a pop masterpiece, when it’s all said and finished there will be things I dread, and every time I listen to it I’ll hear them … “In John Lennon’s  Playboy interview he talked about how he hated certain songs because of the way they were finished. And they might be my favorite songs, but Lennon couldn’t listen to them.”
It’s kind of sad, IMHO, that a person as creative as Lady Gaga would resort to having to use the word “fuck” in an interview like this. It’s one thing to use strong language in an interview to look “cool” but when you use it over and over and over again, it only makes you sound childish and downright silly. It’s also extremely sad and disappointing that Gaga seems to have no problems using the word “retarded” in conversation:
NME: A bit of [‘Born This Way’] sounds quite a lot like ‘Express Yourself’, though, doesn’t it? The reference seemed so obvious that it had to be intentional because, as you say, you’re not stupid …
Gaga: “No, listen to me. Why the fuck …? I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try and put out a song that and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded. What a ridiculous thing to even question about me. I will look you in your eyes and and tell you that I am not dumb enough or moronic enough to think that you are dumb enough or moronic enough not to see that I would have stolen a melody.
I am SO sick and tired of people using the word “retarded” as if it were an insult. To me, it’s no different that using the word “faggot” or the “N” word as an insult. It’s ignorant and extremely offensive to casually throw around the word “retarded” in the same sentence as “dumb” and “moronic”. It’s no secret that I am not a fan of many of the things that Lady Gaga puts out creatively (music and otherwise) but I am really turned off by such flippant use of the word “retarded” … by anyone. I honestly do not understand what Gaga thought she was trying to accomplish with this interview. I guess we’re supposed to feel her passion and identify in some way with her creative struggles … but it is not creative, inventive or at all impressive to throw around the word “fuck” like a teenager trying to sound grown-up and cool and it is downright offensive to refer to detractors of one’s music as “retarded”. I fully expect her defenders to come back with, She didn’t meant it like that or Stop being so sensitive, “retarded” isn’t a bad word. But I am never swayed on this account. It’s gross, it’s offensive and IMHO, slurs like this are indefensible.0