Lady Gaga: Bitter Cake, Changing Skies, Boob Guns and Jerry Seinfeld
By Nick Stergiopoulos
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Just in case you needed a Gaga fix, there’s plenty of news to satisfy your cravings.
Lady Gaga’s boob-guns-ablazing Rolling Stone cover hits newsstands this week, and, despite the fierce M-16s on her chest, the preview promises quite a delicate look at the singer’s insecurities. The feature explores her relationship with her father, a recurring nightmare, and the harsh breakup that helped her transition from Germanotta to Gaga. Of course, Gaga also asserts that being tame is not an option: “When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say, ‘Bitch, you’re Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.’”
The article also reveals some early details on her upcoming album, which is set to release early next year. Gaga hints that the new record will be angrier that her previous work, citing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as a major source of frustration: “Why are we still talking about [it]? It’s like, what fucking year is it? It makes me crazy!”
Gaga then offers a mysterious cake metaphor to clarify the tone of the album: “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.” While we’re not sure exactly what this means, we can’t wait for a piece!
Besides the Rolling Stone cover, a new song also leaked, entitled “Changing Skies.” Its origins are unknown – some say it will be on her upcoming album, while others believe it’s an old unreleased track. Personally, given how young she sounds, we think (and hope) it’s from the vault -- the Autotune makes her sound a bit too much like a teenybopper pop star.
If that weren’t enough, Jerry Seinfeld responded this week to Gaga being given his box at Citi Field. To put it mildly, he didn’t have many nice things to say: “This woman is a jerk. I hate her. I can’t believe they put her in my box, which I paid for. You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we’re living in now?” Calm down Jerry! As Vulture points out, getting upgraded for giving the finger sounds like something that would happen to George and Kramer.
And, last but not least, Jackie Hoffman’s Old Lady “Alejandro” parody really needs no introduction:
-- NICK STERGIOPOULOS
Previously > Analyzing "Alejandro"