When Lady Gaga's latest single "Born This Way" was released in February, she was photographed wearing prosthetic horns on her forehead, cheekbones and shoulders. In an interview with US Harper's Bazaar she explains the meaning behind her horns.
She tells the magazine she is at her happiest "living every day somewhere between reality and fantasy at all times."
The writer explains that the only "tense" part of their meeting occurs when he asks her to explain this latest look.
Well, first of all," Gaga says, "they're not prosthetics. They're my bones.... They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am."
"They come out when I'm inspired" Gaga adds.
Asked if she might encourage her fans to alter their image in the same way, she states: "We all have these bones! They're the light from inside of us."
"It's artistic expression," Gaga reveals. "It's a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticise masochism. Body modification is part of the overarching analysis of Born This Way. In the video, we use Rico, who is tattooed head to toe (including a skull on his face). He was born that way. Although he wasn't born with tattoos, it was his ultimate destiny to become the man he is today."
Seriously, do you think that Lady Gaga's horns are real?
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