“I love my fans because they always let me be myself and they don’t care what anybody says,” said Lady Gaga. “It’s so much easier to be yourself than it is to be somebody else, because then you have to pretend to be someone else and like things that you don’t like and do stuff that you don’t want to do.”
These were the inspirational words Lady Gaga spoke to her fans last night at a SXSW performance in Austin, Texas. While her words were reassuring, sometimes I can’t help but think she’s not being herself. Does anyone really want to wear a meat dress? I spent, like, 20 minutes standing next to a fat guy who smelled like bologna the other night, and that was enough to make me wish I wasn’t myself. She certainly wasn’t herself when she was a Picasso-inspired Boy George, or when she was a man. In fact, none of us would recognize Lady Gaga if we saw her sans costume.
See? Told you.
While I don’t think Lady Gaga is any “self,” I am comfortable saying her fans let her do things she likes to do–mainly, shock them. Well, she’s done it again, in the most disgusting way yet.
Last night, she invited friend Millie Brown (who was wearing a mesh top and pasties strangely reminiscent of Miley’s) to the stage during her song “Swine.” Brown proceeded to chug neon green milk, pull the trigger, and vomit all over the pop star. As the song went on, the pair straddled one another on a mechanical pig. It bucked them in circles, and Brown drank and puked up black milk all over the “Bad Romance” singer. Gaga opened up her arms and chest, ready to accept it.
I saw the video this morning. It was pretty disgusting, and has since been removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim. I did some digging, though, and it seems this isn’t the first time the singer has had Brown puke on her.
Evidently, Brown is a “vomit painter” by trade. She generally starves herself for two days before drinking colored milk and throwing up onto a canvas. The starving artist (ba-dum ching!) maintains she is healthy.
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