‘ARTPOP’ season is upon us!
Lady GaGa continues her promo push for her fourth studio album on the coveted cover of ELLE magazine.
The ‘Applause’ singer strikes many a stunning pose in the October edition of the fashion monthly, (somewhat) doing away with the theatrics and instead opting for a more demure look.
More snaps await below, as well as her words on the album (due November 11th), her naysayers, and more…
On ARTPOP: “I went to look back to myself being 19, with all my Warhol books and all my Yoko Ono and John Lennon CDs, my Rolling Stones CDs and my Bowie…, and I said, what would she want me to do right now? Well she’d want you to call Jeff Koons and Robert Wilson and Marina Abramović and Inez and Vinoodh…And that’s what I did!”
On criticism: “Everyone is so cynical—that I can’t purely love my fans, or share an honest story about my past, without someone asking me if I really, truly struggled. Do you know how much dirt I ate? Do you know the men I had to crawl through, the people that disrespected my body, my mind, my heart?”
On handling pressure: “What are you talking about, pressure? I’m great under pressure. I’m a warrior. I’m Rocky, round 12.”
Plus, enjoy the cover shoot by Brandon Maxwell after the jump…
The October 2013 issue of ELLE hits newsstands on September 24th.