For as long as there has been Lady Gaga, the gays have followed giving her one of her most loyal and faithful fan bases. In return, Gaga has been an advocate for gay rights and marriage equality as well as the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. But there are some out there who think that Gaga is just exploiting her gay fans for record sales. She thinks that’s absolutely ridiculous.
“My love for my gay fans is just pure, authentic love for them as supporters of me from the beginning, and me feeling connected to their struggles as someone who is a part of their fight. To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me as a person. I would say the top thing I think about every single day of my life, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality.”
Gaga admits in her interview that she considers herself a part of the LGBT community, specifically, the B. She even recalls a story about a young man in the military who opened up to her about how America’s fight for equality has brought him hope. He gave her his service jacket as a symbol of thanks and gratitude for everything she has done to support the fight.
“We just held each other and cried. Anyone who says that I’m not genuine is not interested in overcoming this fight. That was such a pure and wonderful moment that we shared, and I remember thinking, ‘There’s no album sale, no Number 1, that could compete with this moment.’ That is what the f**k it’s all about. What the f**k it’s all about is if I can write one song that could change one person’s life.”
In the interview, Gaga chats about the title track of her newest album Born This Way which she is currently promoting in Taiwan.
“['Born This Way'] not about just being born in one moment; it’s about being reborn over and over again until you find and become that unique and special person inside of you that is the most brave and the most sure and the most ready to take on the world. And I was born this way. And that’s who I am.
Some people weren’t born to wear masks, but I was. I was born to wear masks and wigs and fashion. To express myself through my clothing and my performance art, and that’s who I am. And the song is meant to be liberating not only from an individual perspective but from a creative perspective.”
Poor Gaga can’t seem to kick her controversy. All of this comes just a week after 1-800-LAW-FIRM filed a law suit against Gaga for pocketing a portion of the sales for her Japan Relief bracelets. Another claim she says is ridiculous.