Lady Gaga Says She'd 'Never Follow A Man Around'

Superstar tells Elle she wants husband and kids one day, but is focusing on her career.

[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] may sing about looking for love, but that doesn't mean the pop superstar is ready to settle down just yet. But though she'd never ditch her incredibly successful career for a guy, she may someday like to find Mr. Right and have little Gagas running around.

"In eight to 10 years, I want to have babies for my dad to hold, grandkids. And I want to have a husband who loves and supports me, just the way anyone else does," Gaga, who recently released her album The Fame Monster, said in the January issue of Elle. "I would never leave my career for a man right now, and I would never follow a man around."

Gaga admits that her high-octane career sometimes leaves her a bit stressed. And her body has found an interesting way of dealing with it, which sort of leads back to that baby thing. "I get all the symptoms of a pregnant woman," she explained. "I get headaches, I get tired, I get blurred vision sometimes during a really intense session with the Haus [of Gaga]."

But long before she was a sensation, Gaga was a working girl in New York, busy waiting tables. Unsurprisingly, the confident diva says that she was as good at waitressing as she is at making music. "I was really good at it. I always got big tips. I always wore heels to work," she said. "I told everybody stories, and for customers on dates, I kept it romantic. It's kind of like performing."

These days, with that life far behind her, the singer says that she's focused on trying to get her point across in her edgy pop music. "I feel that if I can show my demise artistically to the public, I can somehow cure my own legend," she explained, alluding to her now infamous VMA performance. "I can show you so you're not looking for it. I'm dying for you on domestic television — here's what it looks like, so no one has to wonder."

As for her aesthetic, Gaga explains that she doesn't want to be the sexy, blond pop star, like women in the past. She wants to be her own creation, even if that means having to stand up for herself to make it happen. "My album covers are not sexual at all, which was an issue at my record label. I fought for months, and I cried at meetings. They didn't think the photos were commercial enough. ... The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself."