Lady Gaga lights up ELLE Magazine as the cover star of its December 2019 issue.
Rocking pastel colors aplenty, Mother Monster stuns in the Sølve Sundsbø lensed spread, which arrives in salute of her newly launched Haus Labs beauty line.
Within its inner pages, the Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar winner opens up to Oprah about her motivations for venturing into entrepreneurship and discovering a purpose being freaking people out. She also gets candid about the rumors of a romance with ‘A Star Is Born’ co-star Bradley Cooper.
Pics and quotes after the jump…
“I wanted to do it because (a), I had the time—I wanted to put everything into it, which I do with everything that I do. I don’t just put a company together, hire a staff, and have them do it. I said this the other night at our launch: “My fingerprints are all over this. It’s a crime scene.” And (b), I felt that I had the platform and had built the foundation around what I stand for, so that when this company came out, it would be a rebellion in a kind way against the status quo of beauty as it is today, which is in many ways on social media, a competition. It’s a beauty pageant in a lot of ways. This company exists in an influential space in culture where we say, “Our Haus. Your Rules.” And everyone is welcome—all gender identities.”
On Whether She Feels Pressure To Outdo Herself:
“Not anymore. I used to, though. Oprah, I’ve got to level with you 100 percent: I used to try to wrap my brain as heavy as I could around what I could do to…. Instead of being shocking (I used to say “shock art” or “performance art”), I would use the word “bemuse,” which is basically putting the audience in a state of confusion where they can’t look away. I used to just go, “What am I going to do next to get people’s attention?”
“You have a much greater mission on this earth than to freak the hell out of people. Your mission is to give people a form of love through your art that lifts them up.”
On Realising Her Higher Purpose:
And I have to say, it was quite recently—after doing A Star Is Born, and working with Bradley Cooper, and my experience even with winning an Oscar—I sort of just went to myself, “You have a much greater mission on this earth than to freak the hell out of people. Your mission is to give people a form of love through your art that lifts them up.”
On Rumors Of A Romance With Bradley Cooper:
“Quite frankly, I think the press is very silly. I mean, we made a love story. For me, as a performer and as an actress, of course we wanted people to believe that we were in love. And we wanted people to feel that love at the Oscars. We wanted it to go right through the lens of that camera and to every television that it was being watched on. And we worked hard on it, we worked for days. We mapped the whole thing out—it was orchestrated as a performance.”
We were hoping for new music tea, but fingers crossed that’s to come.