“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have,” Gaga tells the mag’s May issue (on stands April 26). “I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification. And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery?” the singer continued. “I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.”
PHOTOS: Lady Gaga Falls Off Of A Piano
Gaga went on to talk about the allure of Hollywood…
“I had all these No. 1 records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture?” she recalls. “I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately,” Gaga says. “I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.”
Yes, the Lady is very New York.
Launch the gallery to check out more photos from the Harper’s Bazaar photo shoot, and make sure to check out the full interview on Harper’s Bazaar website.