Lady Gaga used to do ‘bags & bags” of coke while listening to Bowie: shocking?

Lady Gaga

As Kaiser mentioned last week, Lady Gaga is back and as obnoxious as ever while she begins to promote her upcoming ARTPOP album. So the onslaught commences, and Gaga’s posted the above “make-up free” (a claim that I never trust from celebrities) photo on her Little Monsters website because … I have no idea. I guess Gaga must have a grand plan though because she’s still been raking in the money all year long even though she was out for several months due to hip surgery for a labral tear. According to Forbes, Gaga has just been named the top-earning celeb under 30 by earning an estimated $80 million over the past twelve months. Oh and for what it’s worth, Gaga just got her septum pierced too.

Lady Gaga

Doesn’t a septum piercing seem kind of tame for Gaga? Oh well, it doesn’t look bad. I wish my body could hold a piercing, but I’ve tried the navel piercing thing twice, and my body always rejects it. Like, the piercing slowly pushed itself out of my body both times. It was the most strangest thing.

Speaking of bizarre, a new article from Radar online gives some details from and upcoming biography by one of Gaga’s former friends. In this excerpt, the guy talks about Gaga’s cocaine days, which — let’s be honest — are probably not over by any stretch. But I guess these revelations might be scandalous enough to sell a few copies of this dude’s book:

Lady Gaga has never been shy about her cocaine use. She told Vanity Fair in 2010 that her pre-fame period of doing the drug non-stop on the Lower East Side of New York “was a low point. It led to disaster.”

Now, one of her closest confidantes is pulling back the curtain and exposing her coke-fueled days as a struggling artist. Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, The Lower East Side and the Prime of Our Lives, by Gaga’s one-time BFF Brendan Jay Sullivan, paints an unflinching picture of Gaga’s pre-fame life — and just how pervasive cocaine was in it.

In the book, which will hit shelves on August 27, Sullivan remembers hanging with Gaga at her Lower East Side pad and watching her rub a white powder out of her carpet and onto her gums. “It’s mint,” she told him. “I wish it was coke.

“I used to do bags and bags of it. Mostly when I was getting ready to go out, while I was putting on my makeup,” Sullivan says Gaga told him. “I’d get a delivery and then put on some Bowie and treat myself in the mirror. But I only ever did it alone. That was my one rule.”

It was a rule easily broken, the author claims. When hanging with Gaga on another night at rock bar Don Hill’s, she asked him to call a dealer to get a delivery of cocaine.

“I just agreed to score drugs for us both and spend our entire night smoking way too many cigarettes and talking way too fast about ourselves,” he writes. “Then I started to worry. She had a recording session in L.A. the next week. What if it ruined her voice?” But even though the dealer known as “Devil” showed up, Sullivan says he blew him off and the duo stayed drug-free — for that night at least.

On yet another night, Sullivan claims, Gaga tried to get him to score again. “Did you want to call ‘Judy’?” Sullivan writes that she asked. “Judy is what my friends all cocaine.”

[From Radar Online]

Honestly, I am not surprised by any of this, are you? Gaga is so freaking weird that I’ve always assumed that she’s come up with most of her ideas while high as a dayglo kite and then explained them away as “ART.” We can only hope that Gaga has at least reined in some of her drug use, but who knows. Hopefully, her Little Monsters won’t be following her example on this issue.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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  1. Dawn says:

    This is not in the least shocking.

  2. Lindy says:

    In general, I think drug stories are boring. Give me a good sex or rock n’ roll story any day. Much more entertaining. Any idiot can fill herself (or himself) full of dope.

  3. Kemper says:

    Yeah. Surgery, Pain meds & Drug addicts always work out.

  4. blue marie says:

    so, if she was that addicted before she had money, we’re supposed to believe that now that she has money she quit? oohhhk, I won’t be drinking that brand of Kool-Aid..

    the septum piercing doesn’t look bad. I think she should go with the darker hair for a while.

  5. Sixer says:

    Stupid woman thinks she’s Andy Warhol or Vincent van Gogh or some other tortured artist. She should go away.

  6. Jennifer12 says:

    Spoiled rich kid, plain and simple. She’s not an artist; she’s a drug addict who comes up with weird ideas and calls them art. Wasn’t it Murphy Brown who once said, “I could dance naked with a pig and call that art, too”?

  7. mkyarwood says:

    Over it! Septum rings look great on people with strong noses, tho.

  8. Gabriella says:

    This header photo is more schoking to me than this statement.

  9. Marigold says:

    I really quite enjoyed her time away.

  10. Jayna says:

    No surprise she was into drugs heavily. She has said so and Marry the Night kind of showed it in a scene in the video. No suprise. The bags and bags of cocaine, now that’s a surprise, since she plays the poor, starving artist story all the time, living in a rundown apartment in NY. I guess posh Mummy and Daddy funded her rich girl addction back while going to college or playing a gig here or there in clubs. No way on her own she afforded bags and bags at a time.

  11. Maria says:

    not a fan of her annoying public persona but i hate people that sell out their formers friends like this guy.

  12. Mayday says:

    the more photos of her coming out, the more I think she had something done to her face. shes so young, thats make me sad.

  13. Stacy Dresden says:

    Ew, what a tattler this guy is. Who cares?!

  14. pzc says:

    “Like, the piercing slowly pushed itself out of my body both times.”

    Me too!! I had a lip ring that grew out three times, and a ring in my tragus which never healed and I finally had to give up on it. So weird. My body even pushed out my IUD (sorry, that’s a bit TMI). I always thought I was a freakshow…

  15. Tania says:

    I think she is a hideous excuse of a person.

  16. Hakura says:

    I may have tolerated her when she first got popular… admittedly, her videos certainly weren’t boring, & as far as random ‘dance’ music, her stuff wasn’t awful. But aside from that, everything about her was so.. pretentious. She’d act all ‘tortured artist’, but it always had (to me, anyway) a sense of ‘superiority’ to it.

    I didn’t realize until now how much I too enjoyed her time away. ¬_¬ But I’m in a particularly bitchy mood right now, though.

    • Dethammer says:

      It’s ok, Hakura I thoroughly enjoyed her time away from the spotlight too. You’re not the only one, not by a long shot, so if you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me :) And by the way, I just wanted to say that you’re one of my favorite posters! Your guinea pig is adorable!

  17. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Gaga has embraced Face Mods via plastic surgery and lip fillers. Now, if she would only do a Brain Mod and become something more than another coked out singer.

  18. Jayna says:

    Her fake lips are becoming duck-like.

  19. Zoid says:

    Okay, wow. I try not to snark on women’s faces on these sites, because they get crap for turning to surgery as well – but she looks like an entirely different person without makeup/hair styled. And it’s not good. She is very lucky to have a lot of talented makeup artists.

    • gg says:

      You can make your face look like literally anything with enough heavy dark makeup. And when you take it off, you look completely and utterly like a different person. See Cirque du Soleil makeup up close.

      I think she looks great without all the heavy stuff on her eyes – she has beautiful eyes and lips au naturel, whether she plumps them or not. Wish I looked this good without a lot of makeup.

  20. don't kill me i'm french says:

    and the snow is white and the rain is wet

  21. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Sign on with everyone; you’re right jennifer12 and Jayna (interestingly, Madonna actually comes from a working class background), celebs shade their back story, but she has outright lied about hers, one reason i dislike her;
    Second, lindy to have great rocknroll stories, you need great rock bands, and they don’t exist anymore;
    THird, hate to snark on a women’s features, but she’s become as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside;
    Mark my words, she’ll be joining this boycott of FLorida; Should we care what multi-millionaire celebs living in mansions with bodyguards think about a complex and divisive issue such as the Trayvon martin case; I’ll bet her handlers had to tell her about it because she sure wasn’t following it in the NY Times or the WSJ; Hard to read those papers when you have a basket full of coke up your nose.

    • Jayna says:

      Screw every band and singer that boycotts Florida. What, you are going to punish all your fans who live in Florida? That makes no sense. Why not instead take all the money you made in Florida and put it into making a difference sparked by this tragedy with Trayvon. What are you proving by punishing all the people here in Florida that support you as artists?

  22. Cameron says:

    I keep hearing that no one cares about Gaga anymore however, she made Forbes list for entertainers under 30 earning $80 mil.
    I believe everyone of tour shows sold out. Although she canceled 20 shows due to surgery . Her concert tour was one the highest grossing in 2012. I would think shes no longer doing coke sine she gained about 30 lbs during the tour.

  23. EDP says:

    I really dislike that new nose of hers. She looks so different. It’s not so bad straight on but the nostrils from the side are mesmerizingly bad.

  24. Mandy says:

    This is not surprising at all. If you listened to her Howard Stern interview, she was very open about her cocaine days. Although she made it seem like that was all in the past and I’m sure it’s something she still does but maybe just every once in a while.

  25. kels says:

    Attention guys… I know most of u hate lana del ray but she just torn Gaga a new one in her new song “legit” the whole song is dedicates to her. I have new found respect for lana after hearing this song!

  26. grayze says:

    It’s the worst when your body doesn’t take well to a piercing. I always envy people with them, though I tend not to envy Gaga…anything really. But all I want is to wear earrings!

    My mother took me to get my ears pierced twice when I was a child (at the mall, with the gun, yeah I know) and my body was having nothing to do with that. Now I have these weird little small…hard places where the piercings used to be (keloids?) Now I’m thirty and wondering if I should try again to pierce my ears just to wear all the pretty earrings I see.

    Also, Gaga looks like my sister-in-law after a bender in these pictures. I’m not even playing.

  27. Dethammer says:

    Gaga admitted herself that she used to do bags and bags of coke in her apartment. The only part she lied about is “used to”. It’s very easy to post a makeup-free pic when you’ve had plastic surgeons cut, inject, and botox away most of your flaws. And let’s not forget chemical and laser peels to keep skin looking good. I’ve always said this, and I’ll say it again- physical beauty can be bought. With enough money, almost anyone can be conventionally beautiful.

  28. sunnydaze says:

    I’m surprised they didn’t go into the heroin she’s used

    • Dethammer says:

      She told Vanity Fair in 2011 that she did heroin “only once” and she “almost died”, so she’s “terrified” of it. Of course she lies about almost everything, so who knows. It seems more like she’s into amphetamines/Adderol/coke. She’s definitely not completely sober. She has lost 15 lbs in a month- c’mon now! We’re not stupid!

  29. Side-Eye says:

    That first picture made me scream. She always looks diseased and sickly.

  30. Emily C. says:

    The combination of shallow and odd for odd’s sake, with no substance at all, does scream drugs, and cocaine more than anything. This is one of those, “yeah, and…?” things. Definitely not shocking.

    I don’t care about her looks. She’s a pop star, not a model. Of course, since her career is built entirely on appearances, she’s created a catch-22 for herself.

  31. pixelbaby says:

    Isn’t that the appropriate way to listen to David Bowie? I mean, c’mon…

  32. Withoutapaddle says:

    Her and Miley Cyrus annoy the hell out of me. They can get as many tattoos and piercings as they want but they will still be nothing but bubblegum pop. There’s nothing rock & roll or hip-hop about them. Keep shopping in a strip club lost and found,talking about drug use,and “the tough days” , thats the only way to get attention for your “new,groundbreaking,inventive music.” The only thing new is the straw they unwrap before recording. *snort* *snort*

  33. moon says:

    This kinda reminds me of Miley Cyrus

  34. kristine says:

    I have a septum piercing and woke up to my friend txting me saying how gaga has one now.

    Yup. Wat? Why do I care?

    Also no make up is not a good look for her. Shes still ugly even after all the new plastic surgery.

  35. raincoaster says:

    Never mind what she’s putting in her nose, she’s gotta stop putting stuff in her lips or they’re gonna pop.

  36. Ray says:

    I’m sure I read this a couple of years back. Anyway, yaaaaaawn

  37. homegrrl says:

    I tried to like gaga because her outfits were so artsy, and frankly kind of cool there for awhile. But when she arrived in an egg with the annoying model announcing the schtick, I turned the channel. Since she’s been talking, ugh, it’s been unbearable. REmember that thanksgiving show? I cringe for her. And then I finally listened to some music, which every song is good once, one time.
    Poor thing. She’s a good once, one time. That time is over.