On The Howard Stern Show, Lady Gaga revealed that she was raped as a teenager, on Tuesday, December 2. When Howard Stern asked about her “Swine” performance at SXSW back in March, the 28-year-old singer defended the vomit performance during the song.
Millie Brown vomited neon green liquid all over Lady GaGa and back then everybody was criticizing the performance. “Everyone’s just looking for something to bitch about, just lighten up! It’s art!” Gaga told Stern.
Gaga went on talking about the song “Swine” and told the host that the song was about “rape” and “demoralization”. Later when, Stern asked her directly about being raped by a record producer, she did not want to talk about it at first. “I don’t…I don’t want to…” Gaga replied. “Happy times! Let’s talk about happy things!”
When Stern went deeper on the topic, the singer defined the unfortunate incident as a “horrific thing”. “I’m able to laugh now because I’ve gone through a lot of mental, physical and emotional therapy.” Sure that must have been a terrible experience for the “ARTPOP” singer and horrible things like rape leaves deep scars. It takes lots of time and patience to get better after experiences like these. Lady Gaga seems to solve these issues by writing songs. We all know that her lyrics and sounds always tell us something. In this case, “Swine” is an example of spewing rage, anger, fear and pain.
During their talk, Gaga told Stern her later encounter with the music producer who raped her “I saw him one time in a store, and I was paralyzed by fear.”
“Do What U Want” singer said she is hesitant to talk about this topic and explains it by saying “I don’t want to be defined by it. I wasn’t even willing to admit that anything had even happened,” she said. However, seeing unfortunate failure of her latest album ARTPOP, we may stop for a second and think about this as a last minute promotion of the album. But she is just not that kind of a girl.
Lady Gaga recently finished her ArtRave, ARTPOP Ball Tour and started touring with Tony Bennett to promote their collaborative jazz album “Cheek to Cheek”. She explains the producer who raped her was 20 years older than her and told Stern “Can you imagine after all that time and after that how I was feeling, then having Tony Bennett be so loving?”
She sees him not only as a father or grandfather but also as a brother and a friend. How Cute! The “Venus” singer added, “I think we all should be each other’s Tony Bennetts.”