Lady Gaga wants to bring out the freak in her fans


Lady Gaga wants us to know something really obvious – that we can be freaks in front her. Shocking! Gaga told Ellen DeGeneres that she wants her fans to know that it’s okay to get their “freak” on, wherever and whenever, she’s not judging. Now, I’ll give this to Gaga – I think she means it, and I think she really does love and appreciate her fans. Those freaks! No, I’m joking. I’m sure there are some really confused teenage boys who want a Lady Gaga ensemble for Christmas and don’t know how to ask Santa for it:

Outcasts, misfits and the forgotten of society, rejoice: Lady Gaga is doing it all for you.

“I didn’t fit in in high school and I felt like a freak,” she tells Ellen DeGeneres in an interview to air Friday. “So I like to create this atmosphere for my fans where they feel like they have a freak in me to hang out with and they don’t feel alone.”

“The whole point of what I do – The Monster Ball, the music, the performance aspect of it – I want to create a space for my fans where they can feel free and they can celebrate,” the singer, 23, says.

It’s all about letting people who don’t fit in know that someone out there is fine with who they are – and that other people have gone through the same thing, the fan-loving musician says.

“This is really who I am, and it took a long time to be okay with that,” she says. “Maybe in high school you, Ellen, you feel discriminated against. Like you don’t fit in and you want to be like everyone else, but not really, and in the inside you want to be like Boy George – well, I did anyway. So I want my fans to know that it’s okay. Sometimes in life you don’t always feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner, you want to be like yourself. I want my fans to know it’s okay.”

[From People]

As Jaybird mentioned in the links yesterday, Gaga did another cool fan-appreciation thing the other day – she bought them pizza. She ordered 80 cheese pizzas (at a cost of $1000, plus a “generous” tip) for her fans, who were waiting her autograph outside of an LA store. Gaga tweeted: “Sending all my little monsters little pizzas for waiting all night for me at Best Buy. I hope you’re hungry… eat up I love u! To all my beautiful fans, I love you more than anything. Thank u 4 making the fame monster number 1 on itunes. You are the only reward I need x gaga.” Aw… sweet. Gaga is growing on me, y’all. She seems like a … (gasp)… nice person.

Lady Gaga signing copies of her new album ‘The Fame Monster’ at an LA Best Buy on November 23, 2009. Credit: WENN

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  1. vale says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how much of an impact high school seems to have on the outcome of people’s lives. That said, I find Gaga wonderful. She seems like a wild but gentle soul.

  2. Kevin says:

    She’s a smart cookie. A little bit of sweetness goes sooo far in the world today. She’s not my type of entertainment, but who cares. She’s seems cool to me.

  3. snowball says:

    I love what a nut she is. I wish I could remember the exact quote, but she was talking about her grandma who has some sort of eye problems; her grandma said she always knows it’s GaGa walking in because she’s the one who’s never wearing pants.

  4. atticus says:

    Took me a long time to come around to her, but I love Lady Gaga now. At first, her performances seemed to be trying to hard but somehow now they feel authentic. When I’ve heard her in interviews, I’ve been surprised at how down to earth and genuine she comes across. Then hearing more about what she does for her fans…Team Gaga!

    By the way, batsh!t crazy though her performances may be, that girl can SING. Her voice is incredible. And it’s refreshing to see someone who puts on a real show and still sings live…and still sounds good! I think I read that she sings while running on a treadmill to get in shape for her tours.

  5. seven says:

    My friend went to a Gaga concert a month or so back and said shes really entertaining. I cant say i always agree with her choice of outfits but i enjoy some of her songs, she does seem like a geniune person. Rare thing in Holyweird.

  6. Guttersnipey says:

    I LOVE her. People far less talented than she (Miley effing Cyrus, I’m pointing at YOU) could take some lessons.

  7. Babs says:

    Did they discriminate against this poor girl in high school because she’s got that humpback? That’s horrible. You should never be mean to someone with a disability. For shame!!!!

  8. Alarmjaguar says:

    Like folks above, I wasn’t sure to make of her at first, but the more I hear about her, the more I like her.

  9. Lenore says:

    I just unabashedly love Lady Gaga, adorable warmhearted freak that she is. What a sweetheart.

    That is all.

  10. Sumodo says:

    Shecky, my Maltese pup, is nearly 6 months old (hey, sis!) and even HE is a monster for Lady GaGa. GaGa Ooh-la-la, I haven’t been this excited about a new artist since David Bowie. Yes, I am THAT OLD. But, I know talent! And, the pizza thing! Very nice!

  11. Kimberly says:

    This iss why i loved her from the get go , she’s amazing . If there is anyone who deserves this kind of success its her . Miley Cyrus who can’t even carry note to save her life needs to take note of this .

  12. valerie says:

    another reason why i love her!!!

  13. Sumodo says:

    Does she really have a hunched-over back, like a kid who was forced to wear a brace in high school? That would explain EVERYTHING! Awwwww.

  14. lilred says:

    Sumodo I think they were referring to her jacket/dress/outfit/get-up.

  15. Peach says:

    I watched an interview with her where she said something like:
    The Fame is a reckoning. I’m not positing this or that about it. Rather having an endless argument about what Fame means for 13 tracks.

    After that, yeah. I kinda loved her. What pop star has even known what posit means in the last 10 years?

    Yay GaGa. And I love her performances. She’s unabashadly herself.

  16. Emily says:

    I love Gaga. I liked her when she first came out, and she just keeps growing on me. Some of her outfits are a bit weird for me, but some of them look amazing. And the outfits are smart, too, since it means she can walk down the street unmade up in jeans and a T and not get recognized by anyone!

  17. Madchen says:

    :…wants to bring out the freak in her fans” — because why should she be the only freak in the venue?!

    I love me some Empress Gaga!

  18. gg says:

    She’s not from “Holyweird”, she’s from NYC. I love her.

  19. Monalicious says:

    I’m on board the Gaga train as well!!!! It’s so refreshing to actually see a artist actually write and sing her own songs. She even makes her own costumes!! And she has such a “greatfull” air about her. I see a long, fantastic career ahead of her.

  20. DiMi says:

    Remember, she’s very young and dropped out of college so high school looms large for her.

    However, I like this mindset, of making everybody feel safe and accepted.

    I also think she has an amazing voice even though some of her songs annoy me.

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