August 2nd, 2010
01:54 PM ET
Of all the reasons not to have sex, Lady Gaga may have stumbled upon another one.
“I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina,” Gaga told Vanity Fair in their September issue.
But the 24-year-old star, who admitted that she doesn’t trust anyone, isn’t finding many opportunities to…have her creativity stolen, these days, anyway.
“I’m drawn to bad romances,” Gaga told VF. “And my song [“Bad Romance”] is about whether I go after those [sort of relationships] or if they find me. I’m quite celibate now; I don’t really get time to meet anyone.”
Gaga also opened up to the magazine about drug use, admitting that while she’s “terrified of heroin” she does do a little cocaine on occasion. “And when I say occasional, I mean a couple of times a year,” Gaga clarified, perhaps to disassociate her current use of drugs from the way she consumed them in her past.
There was a period in her life when she was “completely mental," Gaga said, and while Vanity Fair notes that she had been using drugs, Gaga doesn't offer many specifics.
“All I will say is I hit rock bottom, and it was enough to send a person over the edge. My mother knew the truth about that day, and she screamed so loud on the other end of the phone, I’ll never forget it," Gaga recalled.
Her mother hauled the young musician off to her 82-year-old grandmother’s house in West Virginia. After Gaga shed tears over what she thought was a hopeless situation, her grandmother responded, ‘I’m gonna let you cry for a few more hours. And then after those few hours are up, you’re gonna stop crying, you’re gonna pick yourself up, you’re gonna go back to New York, and you’re gonna kick some ass.’ ”
It may sound inspiring, but Gaga was quick to note that she didn’t want her fans thinking that was a necessary stumbling block on the road to success.
“I do not want my fans to ever emulate that or be that way,” she told the magazine. “I don’t want my fans to think they have to be that way to be great. It’s in the past. It was a low point, and it led to disaster.”
Clearly the pop star is fully aware of the influence she has over her fans, and recently explained what she thought they should do in response to the Arizona immigration law SB1070.
Although Gaga did choose to perform a concert in Phoenix Saturday instead of joining a “Sound Strike," she did address the contentious issue.
“Thank you so much for buying a ticket to see my show, Arizona…Tonight, I want you to free yourself. I want you to let go of all of your insecurities. I want you to reject any person or anything or any law that have ever made you feel like you don’t belong," she said over the cheers of the audience.
"I got a phone call from a couple of big rock and rollers, big pop stars, big rappers, and they said, we’d like you to boycott Arizona," she went on. "And I said, ‘you really think that us dumb [expletive] pop stars are going to collapse the economy in Arizona? I’ll tell you what we have to do about SB1070."
The artist, who had "Stop SB1070" written on her arm, told the audience, "We have to be active. We have to actively protest...I will not cancel my show...I will hold you, and we will hold each other, and we will peaceably protest this state. Do not be afraid. Because if it wasn’t for all of you immigrants this country wouldn’t have [expletive].”
The September issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, August 10.
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