Lady Gaga Tells Oprah: “Sometimes I Feel Worthless” + Talks Childhood (VIDEOS)
Lady Gaga sat down with Oprah for a two-hour “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on Sunday, and revealed that while in middle school, some boys “picked me up and threw me in the trash” for no reason other than to bully her. She also recalled being called the f-word and a “slut.”
It’s her own childhood that made her an anti-bullying advocate, who preaches self-acceptance and empowerment through her songs, such as “Born This Way,” and her new foundation.
While talking to Oprah, Gaga observed, “There really is no difference between the bully and the victim,” and that people need to focus on the bully, and what motivates him or her. She said, “I would like to do a psychological autopsy on as many bullies and victims as possible… How do we understand what breeds hatred, what breeds anger?” Gaga admitted that despite “all the praise you receive, something inside of you is scarred by those experiences… Sometimes I feel worthless.” Bullying, she said, is something that “can stay with you for life.”
These days, Gaga doesn’t let much affect her, including her fame. “The latest thing I do is I don’t read a damn thing. No press, no television,” she said, adding “If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about?’ I don’t want to know nothing about anything that is going on… I shut it all off.” She went on to announce, “Other than this interview, Oprah, I don’t intend to speak to anyone for a very long time.. I have to shut out the noise.”
A good part of the interview took place in Gaga’s New York City childhood home, where her parents still live, and where she said, “I sleep upstairs when I’m in New York” since the multimillionaire doesn’t own a home. Gaga talked about how as a kid she admired Whitney Houston, and sang the same rendition of the late singer’s “Star-Spangled Banner every day after school” on the stairs of their apartment. About Houston, Gaga said, “She for me is the greatest of all time,” and noted that when she wrote “Born This Way,” she imagined Houston singing it.
Gaga’s mother Cynthia also spoke to Oprah — in her first interview ever (video below). While the superstar’s mom has no problem with her outlandish costumes, including the meat dress, cursing is a big no no. “She doesn’t like when I swear,” said Gaga, whose mother interjected, “You’re effective without it.” In their talk , Gaga also told Oprah, “I want kids” — enough kids to field “a soccer team.”
“I don’t want to have one kid. I want to have a few,” said Gaga, “And I want a husband.” What do you think of Oprah’s interview with Lady Gaga?
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