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Lady Gaga Talks Celebrity, Next Album In New Rolling Stone Interview

Jun. 22 2010, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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Lady Gaga opens up about how she maintains her celebrity, and her highly-anticipated follow-up album to The Fame, in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and has the scoop for you.

"When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl," Gaga told Rolling Stone. "Then I say, 'expletive, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.' "

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The Telephone singer told the magazine that she always aims to bring her outlandish persona, choc full of crazy and risqué outfits, to maintain her show biz mystique. 

"If I were to ever, God forbid, get hurt onstage and my fans were screaming outside of the hospital, waiting for me to come out, I'd come out as Gaga," she said. "Michael Jackson got burned, and he lifted that glittered glove so damn high so his fans could see him, because he was in the art of show business. That's what we do. I don't even drink water onstage in front of anybody, because I want them to focus on the fantasy of the music."

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Gaga told the magazine she'll be announcing the name of her forthcoming album, due out in 2011, at midnight on New Year's Eve.

"I think I'm gonna get the album title tattooed on me and put out the photo," she said. "I've been working on it for months now, and I feel very strongly that it's finished right now. It came so quickly. Some artists take years; I don't -- I write music every day."

She said to expect more incisive tones and political messages on her next album. 

"Why are we still talking about 'Don't ask, don't tell'?" she told Rolling Stone. "It's like, what expletive year is it? It makes me crazy! And I have been for three years baking cakes -- and now I'm going to bake a cake that has a bitter jelly. The message of the new music is now more bitter than it was before. Because the sweeter the cake, the more bitter the jelly can be."

The  new issue of Rolling Stone hits newsstands nationwide Friday.



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