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Gaga Fires Back At Rumors: Should She?

Say what you will about Lady Gaga's wildly eccentric appearance, but the pop star claims that plastic surgery is even too outlandish for her. Sure, she might affix horns to her face and paint up her body while sporting extravagant wigs... but nothing is permanent. She wants to stay “born this way.”

In an interview for Harper's Bazaar May issue, Gaga commented, "I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification."

Gaga went on to disburse a couple of tabloid rumors that have been floating around. "I'm not engaged, and I'm not a drug addict, but thank you for asking." Now wait a second Gaga... as much as we like to crucify the gossip columns, this so called drug rumor isn't entirely made up. Why just a couple months ago in Vanity Fair, she admitted to smoking marijuana when writing and cocaine use – though only occasionally – claiming it helped her figure out what kind of artist she wanted to be. “Sometimes it freaks me out -- or I should say it petrifies me -- when I think about laying in my apartment (in New York) with bed bugs and roaches on the floor and mirrors with cocaine everywhere, and no will or interest in doing anything but making music and getting high," Gaga admitted. So, a month later, if the media runs with it, can you blame them?

That aside, I don't care how high Gaga gets... she's still incredibly grounded. Check this out! According to Access Hollywood, the singer has decided to remain in New York City rather than making the 3,000 mile star hajj to the West Coast. “The singer, who reportedly makes upwards of $62 million a year now, currently lives in her pre-fame studio apartment in Manhattan.” What? I think it's time to upgrade to a one bedroom.

Gaga's latest projects, "Born This Way" (the album version) will be available for purchase on May 23. “Judas,” her second, will drop on April 19. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole “drop” vernacular. Doesn't it have a negative connotation to it? You dropped the ball... You drop a girlfriend that isn't working out... You drop an agent that isn't getting it done... You eat too much Taco Bell and an hour later have to drop... well, you get the idea. Why don't we say, the song is picked up on the April 19? Doesn't that sound better? When a show is great, the networks pick them up. If they suck, they're dropped. Come on people... stop f**king with English language already. That's what rappers are here for. Now that's some music that aught to be “dropped.”

(Image from Harper's Bazaar)

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