Lady Gaga continues to promote ARTPOP’s imminent release, most recently in an interview with British gay Bible Attitude, in which she declares her so-called “feud” with Madonna is poppycock—as is her status as a “gay icon.”
On the subject of “Born This Way” and it’s alleged similarity to “Express Yourself”—and Madge’s performance of both in recent concerts—Gaga manages to take both the high and the low road:
I have to be really honest, I was completely kind of floored that Madonna was singing my song on her stage every night! I’m certainly not thinking about anybody but me and my fans when I’m on stage. The fact that I was on her mind at all. I mean, Madonna’s… she’s Madonna. I looked up to her for a long time. I’m not quite sure what her intention was – to do that in the show, but I don’t really care.
… And as a punk-rocker from New York, I’ve basically been hoping that I would become so good that one day I would piss off Madonna!
And if you think Gaga is trying to topple Madonna as pop music’s gay-icon supreme, think again:
But… but… but… but here, where do I say I’m a gay icon? I never said I was a gay icon. When did that happen? Are those lyrics on the album? Absolutely not. I don’t even consider myself… I don’t even know what that word means. That was a label that was invented years ago. I’m a… [pauses] I’m a gay supporter.
Is that like a jockstrap?
She might not want to be put on a gay pedestal, but Mother Monster does count herself as part of the LGBT community:
I mean, I am bisexual, I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I don’t need to – I’m sorry if this is a bit vulgar – but I don’t need to eat pussy in front of the whole world for people to take me seriously. You can believe it or not, it’s just here, I’m honest. I’m not saying it to be controversial; there you have it, here I am, take it or leave it.
Gaga munching box? Well, we’re still waiting to see what she does when ARTPOP launches November 11, so anything is possible.