Lady Gaga’s NSFW-ish Rolling Stone cover – is she trying too hard?


Lady Gaga is the cover girl for the new issue of Rolling Stone. She’s been on the cover before, back in March of last year, or about 200 looks ago. What do you think of this cover? Rather ass-tastic, right? Which is okay, I suppose, because Gaga has a really cute ass. But the guns? What, she couldn’t find her Uzi-bra, the one she wore for her “Alejandro” video? At least her hair looks kind of cute.

However, Entertainment Weekly is asking if anyone feels a little Gaga-exhaustion. I’m kind of feeling it, and I like her. There is an element to her appeal where she’s taken the “quick-change artist” aspect of being a pop star and gone into hyper drive. No sooner do we have to deal with all of her looks in “Alejandro” than we’re gawking at photos of her in her underwear at a Yankees game. And then two seconds later she’s showing her ass in Rolling Stone. True, she’s playing the game in a way no other pop star has done before – but I’m worried about her. There could be two different kinds of Gaga burnout – either her fans are simply exhausted with following all of her quick-change moves, and they move on to someone else, or Gaga herself burns out, because she’s running herself ragged.

Lady Gaga puts up her middle finger while the New York Mets play San Diego Padres at Citi Field in New York City on June 10, 2010.  UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

Lady Gaga returns to JFK from London in New York City, New York on June 5, 2010. Fame Pictures, Inc

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  1. vi says:

    is her ass supposed to be like a cartoon? i’m in the she’s trying to hard camp.

  2. lilred says:

    What the hell is she wearing on her feet in that last picture?They look like hooves.

  3. Ellen says:

    somebody please explain how one walks in those shoes (see bottom pic).

  4. RHONYC says:

    uh…’trying too hard’?

    *tapping on the microphone*

    is this thing on?!

    isn’t that like her entire point from the start?

  5. Tess says:

    One can only laugh…but perhaps it’s too exhausting.

    I suppose she’d claim it’s all for her art.

  6. grace says:

    Lady Gaga trying too hard?? Is it really a question or an understatement?

  7. texasmom says:

    It’s like watching Madonna on fast-forward! How long before she become a bossy macrobiotic caballa-ista?

  8. nolanative says:

    I’m in the I wish a blackhole would form under this trick’s feet and swallow her tired arse up camp. Seriously, at least Madge in her heyday was fun, this broad is just friggin annoying.

  9. Steeze says:

    never understood her appeal. and i judge people when they say they love her. sorry kaiser.

  10. denise says:

    This is one disgusting creature.

  11. Wench. says:

    She’s boring me now.

    The only thing that she’s surprised me with is how thin she looks now in the Alejandro video.

  12. DetRiotgirl says:

    She’s playing the game in a way no other pop star has done before? Really?

    I’m not even going to start with that one. I am starting to feel a Lady Gaga backlash, and all I can say is “FINALLY”!

    I am tired of hearing how her nakedness has so much more meaning than everyone elses. I’m tired of people comparing everyone and everything to her (I.E. “ZOMG! That cloud looks like Lady Gaga’s AMA outift! NATURE IS COPYING LADY GAGA!”) and, most of all, I am tired of her pushy obnoxious fans who can’t let anyone have their own opinion about anything she does. I’m 100% over her!

  13. Sarah says:

    She does look cartoonish in that picture. I can’t stand her. She can go away now.

  14. RHONYC says:

    @ Steeze

    i love her… alot.

    let the judging commence.


  15. tiki says:

    honey, get over yourself. i look forward to the day when it’s not all about you and making sure you get your minimum daily requirement of attention. this may come as a shock, but there are other people in the world, people dealing with dire situations. you don’t have to look any farther than the gulf of mexico and what’s happening to people’s lives and livelihoods there. try turning your focus outward for a change. i guarantee you that you’ll be a much happier, less needy woman.

  16. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    LOL if you want an accurate example of a bitch trying to hard see the Miley Cyrus post. Lady Gaga is pure f*cking fabulous. I hate the whole eventual backlash period with a celeb who is genuinely f*cking amazing in every sense of the word amazing, Lady Gaga is it. I mean the girl puts on a show, she can sing, she has talent and what exactly is she trying to hard to do? LOL sorry but your only sick of stuff that you don’t like and I love Lady Gaga and I seriously can’t get enough. I need more. I love her look on the new Rolling Stones and I could have sworn that was her gun bra from the new video.

  17. Hannah says:

    I first saw these kind of shoes in that photoshoot with Bruce Willis and his girlf/wife. They baffled me then and they baffle me now. Can anyone tell me what they are called? I want to google them.

  18. margo says:

    I really enjoy GaGa, but that diva behavior of hers is too much.
    Too much too fast–right to her head.

    I can respect the artistry,but I think most people can tell when your trying to hard. There is nothing groundbreaking about what she is doing.
    She needs to be humble and grateful-not throwing tantrums about BS.

    Man, she has talent no doubt-but groundbreaking? REALLY?

  19. amanda says:

    Lady Gaga is amazing, talented, and unique. I admire her for putting herself out there and not conforming to the “pop-star” image. BUT, I think that if you are a star you have to be worried about over-exposure and you have to know when to lay low for a little while to refresh yourself and make the public *want* more from you(Jennifer Lopez never understood this either). Nobody likes something shoved in their face repeatedly until you just can’t stand it anymore. And, I kind of feel like that is the route Gaga is going. It’s a mistake.

    As for being worried about her? It’s her choice to do all the look changing and to be all over the place all the time. I kind of feel like a collapse of some sort would be just the type of thing GaGa would think went really well with her image.

    I thought she was a cute and unique girl when she first came out– the Let’s Dance video. Everything about her was fabulous– hair, costumes, the sunglasses. I have not thought she’s looked good in quite awhile.

  20. serena says:

    Yeah, now stop it gaga unless you want to be a fug.

  21. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Yeah, what DetRiotGirl said x’s10!

  22. jover says:

    Ageee with you Detriotgirl Kaiser is seriously mistaken to say CaCa is playing the game like no other pop star.Really. Lets see – Madonna, MJ, Elton John, English glam rockers like T. Rex, Bowie, Dale Bozzo, 80s big hair bands, Grace Jones, etc. etc., really. ALejandro is a rip off of Ace of Base and Madonna – let the backlash for this famewhore begin. I hope there is a hair salon in Queens that will take her in as an assistant hair stylist because that’s all she’s worth.

  23. Sassy says:

    @Hannah… the shoes are (I think)Nina Ricci’s heelless platforms. And? They’re redonk-u-less! How the h*ll do you walk in them?????????

  24. Tia C says:

    Yes. Yes she is trying too hard. In everything she does. Go away already, you talentless hag.

  25. Aura says:

    What is so amazing about walking without clothes? That is what prostitutes and strippers are doing for quite some time now but I don’t see anyone idolizing them like Lady Gaga.

  26. Novaraen says:

    Her music is nice. That’s about it.

    Her act is old, borrowed, used up and borrrrring.

    Going to a baseball game in your underwear??? AND…she was allowed in!


  27. kim says:

    I just saw pics of her at the Yankees with no pants drinking beer . Gaga = desperate

  28. dudslove says:

    i find her insanely unattractive and clearly she has no manners — who flips people off at a public event?!

    and @nolannative, i couldn’t have said it better — please go bye-bye right now right now

  29. lucy2 says:

    I like a couple of her songs (they’re good for the treadmill) and some of her costumes and videos have been interesting and creative. But it’s just TOO much all the time. She’s always ON, always in costume – I say save it for the stage. Overexposed, in many ways, apparently.

  30. MissyA says:

    She’s a living hyperbole. Of course she’s trying too hard.

  31. Rin says:

    I suppose its going to end like in this video for her: ok, thanks, i got what i wanted, goodbye now.

  32. SolitaryAngel says:

    @ Steeze: ITA with you!

    (((((Hugz for Tia)))) I agree with you, too. Nothing this chick has done is original, except for maybe that “teacup with a personality” thing—and I think there may be some mental patients who thought of that first. I’m pissed because she gets away with going to baseball games—where families bring their CHILDREN—dressed like my drunk neighbor. SO over this fake hag, will be happy when she fades into obscurity.

  33. ligeia says:

    all i can say is: NICE BUTT

  34. juiceinla says:

    ((angels chorus from hevin)) Hal- -leigh-luia. The gag(a) tide is finally turning. Is it too much to hope that we can move on with our lives, subjected only to the occasional appearance on VH1′s where are they now circa 2040 episodes?

  35. teehee says:

    Straight to her head is the best way to sum it up. She is caught up in the game she began to play; caught in her own ideas of what sort of an icon she could become or image she could assume…. and I think she has lost touch with her real self and reality already.

    Shame… cos she is “talented” (in terms of pop music, if you want that to be called talent) and has the ambition and intelligence that got here here…. so its sad to see her basically corrupting what she created.

  36. Stephie says:

    Hehe, love that. Not her tho.

  37. London Lady says:

    Bad taste Gaga. You want to go take the place of soldiers in Afghanistan, you get the right to tote guns. Otherwise, keep to the nudity and the crazy hair peices

  38. caroline says:

    when i worked at nordstrom i got to try on some really strange heel-less shoes…they looked awful (as do gaga’s, in my opinion) and cost something exorbitant, but i was surprised at how easily i was able to walk in them. especially if you wear heels a lot, your body naturally kind of balances you out on your tiptoes. HOWEVER, the ones i tried on didn’t have a 4-inch platform… so i don’t know how she hasn’t tipped over and busted her arse open yet. dare to dream…

  39. Kim says:

    What a fool. Shes trying WAYYYYYYY to hard. Im embarrassed for her. So tired of talentless singers having to use cheesy wanna be shock value to get people to notice them.

  40. Kim says:

    Shes so “REAL” yet this cover is so photoshopped its ridiculous!

  41. Patrice says:

    I don’t think she’s ‘trying too hard’ so much as she’s descending into a totally isolated world of madness of her own creation.
    I read a really sad article a few months ago that said she feels she has to “be in costume 24 hours a day” and can no longer really decipher what part of this persona is actually her anymore.

    It’s too bad because I really think this girl has fantastic talent, and I think the whole shock factor is starting to overshadow it : (

  42. bondbabe says:

    Of course she’s trying too hard. You think she just lounges around the house in those outfits? No. She goes out in those get-ups because she knows she will garner attention!!! We get it, you wacky lady, you.

    Now, get over yourself! If you really want to be adored and considered avant-garde, gallop those platform hooves down to the Gulf and bring some attention and dollars to that. Maybe then will I even consider you.

  43. Green Is Good says:

    “However, Entertainment Weekly is asking if anyone feels a little Gaga-exhaustion. I’m kind of feeling it, and I like her. ”

    Ditto ditto & double ditto, Kaiser.

  44. Jeri says:

    Trying too hard sums up her entire career.

  45. Victoria says:

    I dont know how you walk in those shoes but apparantly she IS walking in the bottom photo….but I dont see how.

  46. Natasha says:

    Yeah, it’s literally like the photoshopper took the pen tool and went around the curve of her butt on that cover.

    Just sayin’.

  47. HotPockets says:

    More so than any other celebrity, I’m definitely feeling the burn out with gaga. A couple of her songs are ok, she is talented, but there are a lot of talented people out there, she is not one of a kind.

    I think more than anything, I can’t stand her in interviews. She always seems very detached and rehearsed, but not in a articulate way. She just doesn’t seem like a person who is personal and chooses to be that way.

    The incident at the ballgame was really the final straw for me when it came to respecting her as an “artist.”

  48. jules says:

    that’s quite a face…no wonder she usually covers it up

  49. Beth says:

    I love Gaga’s music but I can’t stand her performances, videos, etc. She’s too weird for me.

  50. andrea says:

    id say that cover = not trying hard enough. that’s a pretty played-out motif.

    the only thing interesting gaga is doing is her costuming and media manipulation. she can sing, which is more than can be said for some. but beyond the costuming and media manipulation, there is nothing terribly interesting to see here. her look changes are not analogous to madonna’s, imo. madonna had phases that each lasted for a few years, then she “reinvented”. it gave the imression that there was at least *something* genuine about each new iteration. gaga’s rapid-fire outfit/wig-switching (they’re not new “selves” like madonna’s, they’re just new weird outfits) doesnt seem like much more than just going for shock value.

  51. BlahBlah says:

    She’s such a horrible, narcissistic human being and yeah, that cover is photoshopped from here to eternity.

  52. Anti-icon says:

    This stupid artiste poser has been trying way too hard from day one. Now she’s seriously losing her shit, and that shit is entertaining. Bring on the 5150. (And, I do have lots of legitimate compassion for people who are regular non-poser mentall ill people.) Gaga sucks.

  53. Anise says:

    Um, is it just me or is her ass about two sizes too small for her body? She looks like a scrawny boy. She has no muscle tone, most ladies at least have a little somethin bumping below the waist. This is just gross.

  54. Anj says:

    They photoshopped her ass…

  55. margo says:

    I just can’t get over how ugly she is

  56. abbizmal says:

    I think she is talented and shouldn’t need to try so hard. The behavior and dress at a baseball game is too much. I’m guessing she could remove the wigs and dress normal and no one would recognize her. Maybe not, but if she keeps acting up, folks will get sick of her. Those shoes are called hoofies. Just kidding, but they are ugly. She does have a nice butt though.

  57. skeptical says:

    i think Gaga’s burning out herself. She can sing. She’s got the pipes. But wow does she have to do all the rest too? I found her interesting because women in my American society really seem to be taught that how we look should always be of high importance to us, and she took that to its logical and also absurd end. If image is everything, then she’d become the image.

    And now i think she’s burning out on it.. because we women aren’t just images.

  58. mO says:

    wow… very artistic?

    man, I don’t care for her….

  59. debbie says:

    I want to see her sing a song with clothes on. No wigs. No fake blood. No guns coming out of her boobs. Just her singing. And no men in high heels, either.

  60. Bopa says:

    She looks like Marilyn Manson…

  61. My2Cents says:

    Ellen – I have a pair of shoes like that. They are suprisingly balanced and comfie. The only thing is you can’t put all of your weight on your heels. I go dancing in them and it’s fine.
    They are called Pony Boots. I cant remember the brand but I got them at the Den in Brisbane.

  62. Richi says:

    All i see in gaga is fake!! all her out fits and the strange hideous out fits and masks, shoes, make up so called “fashion” in her vocabulary is pretty abnormal. Am sure she has been rejected while growing up hence trying to get noticed in all possible ways!!!

    she’s FUGLY!!! what on earth is she wearing on her feet????!!!!! EGAWD!!!

  63. mojoman says:

    The day we see her fully clothed, no wigs or other ridiculous ensembles is the day of the Apocalypse.

  64. waldemar says:

    I have said it before and will say it again, that woman has NO IDEA what she is doing in those clothes. She is a faker than fake fake.

  65. Isa says:

    I would totally bust my butt in those shoes. I would lean back on my heel and would be gone before I realized it.

    Gaga does have a nice butt, I noticed it in that telephone video when she’s dancing in her underwear.

    I like her music, I don’t care about all her get ups. She’s always trying to hard and that’s unattractive to me. But I still sing along in my car!

  66. stephe says:

    Um her ass is not that perfect. Faker!

  67. ccc says:

    I’m burned out from her stupidity. and lmao..she tries to make heel-less shoes her ‘own thing’ those have been around for years, but just you wait- if ANYONE else wears the, the gaga-brigade will be the first to call them a jealous copier.