Meet Lady Gaga, New Princess of Pop

Singer is open about sexuality, drugs
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2009 11:40 AM CDT
Lady Gaga performs at The Grammy Celebration Concert Tour presented by T-Mobile Sidekick at House of Blues in Boston, Mass. on May 4, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Polk)
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(Newser) – Lady Gaga is taking the world by storm—including the cover of Rolling Stone’s Hot List issue. “I don’t feel like I look like the other perfect little pop singers,” she says. “I think I’m changing what people think is sexy.” Her unique, often pants-less, style has become as famous as her dance hits, and she’s constantly on the go: “When I’m not working, I go crazy.”

She went from cocaine-using NYU dropout to girl-kissing pop star who’s sold nearly 10 million digital singles, and everyone from Madonna to Marilyn Manson is a fan. “She knows exactly what she’s doing,” Manson says. “She’s very smart, she’s not selling out, she’s a great musician, she’s a great singer, and she’s laughing when she’s doing it.”