Lady Gaga spoke with Fabulous magazine about her pre pop star days as a stripper, which she still draws inspiration from for her live shows.
I have a strong sense of my own sexuality. I love the n*ked [censored to avoid search engine image filters] human body and I have huge body confidence. I was working in strip clubs when I was 18. Girls from my background weren’t meant to turn into someone like me. I come from a wealthy Italian family, went to a good school [she was at the same super-rich Manhattan Catholic girls’ school – Convent Of The Sacred Heart – as Paris Hilton]. You’re meant to live with Mom and Dad until they die. I went against all I was brought up to be; I moved out of home, wouldn’t take any help from my parents [her internet entrepreneur dad and his Lady Gaga business partner wife] and supported myself with waitressing jobs and stripping. My act was pretty wild. I’d wear black leather and dance to Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses and Faith No More. Very rock ‘n’ roll.
Check out the full story and pictures at fabulousmag.co.uk.