Celebrate all things you don’t like about yourself-love yourself. Gaga
I set out to thrash Gaga today, denouncing my throne as a Gaga-fanatic so I went on Wikipedia. I had my sites set on finding all the dirt to corroborate my latest decision to dump her. In the first place her outrageous new video “Born this way” did not boil with me. I love that she is always showcasing individuality but I mean there are limits, religion for example is a seriously touchy topic and tackling it like football players tackle each other is just brutal! The horns in her cheeks are also a bit over-the-top and not in a Coco Chanel extravagant way more in a Gaga-needs-a-timeout sort of way. I can except her bisexuality or the fact that she doesn’t wear pants but in my mind she has gone way past my STOP sign and crossed the yellow-tape with that music video. I must admit the lightbulb first turned on in my head when in one of her music videos (Alejandro) she attempted to swallow a rosary. That set off little sparks but “Born this way” oiled the fire so I planned to end this love-hate saga and dump my Lady Gaga (I couldn’t help but RHYME).The Google Goddess was at work but this time it was an angry mission, I was determined to rid myself of all connections to Gaga and I thought I was going to say my final “Ra RA Ooola La”. But then I read a story, her story. Like my all-time favorite Disney Princess ,Pocahontas, said “You’ll learn things you’ve never known you’ve never known” and I did. Her story is a story a little less sparkly than her loud outfits, it was the story of a girl with a dream in the Big Apple. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta Lady Gaga began playing the piano at the age of four, she has practically wrote songs all her life. She dropped out of University to pursue a music career and with difficulty she managed to make it. I found out that she is philanthropist and an advocate, that this working girl has a big heart to go with her grande talent! And then I imagined a Gaga-less world, where red carpet events wouldn’t be as exciting or leave you by the TV wondering “What’s going to Gaga wear?”, where ‘Glee’ wouldn’t have that special episode where Rachel reconnected with her mother via the songs of our beloved Europop sensation. It was a sad world, though imaginary, a world with less flair and many out of work dramatically creative designers .I’m not saying that I don’t find her exhibition of “religious art” highly offensive. Music is a spectacular thing and Gaga may go a bit overboard but there are some things that can’t be stopped and whether I agree with her music all the time or not there are songs of hers that will always be my ultimate feel-good songs (Just Dance!). Like a boomerang she just keeps coming back to my heart. You don’t have to love all of the songs by an artist, lets face it some of our favorite musicians have made songs in the past that cannot for-the-love-of-Grey’s Anatomy grow on us, in that way I may never like “Born this way” but there won’t be stopping my feet from tapping to “Paparazzi” or my body from imitating her dance moves in “Bad Romance”. I decree that once you’ve been BeGagaed there is no turning back!
BTW: Gaga just took Oprah’s slice of the Forbes Cake by topping the annual chart of the most powerful celebrities.
Lady Gaga topples Oprah Winfrey from her No.1 spot on our list, which she’s given up for only the third time in seven years. Gaga is there not just because of the $90 million she earned with a monster tour, but also because of her 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers–aka Little Monsters–who helped move 1 million digital downloads of her recent single “Born This Way” in only five days. They’re also happy to buy the MAC makeup, Monster headphones and Virgin Mobile phones she features in her videos.Forbes