Lady Gaga Says She’s Mastered ‘The Art Of Fame’

'Everybody wants to see the decay of the superstar,' Gaga tells '60 Minutes' about staying in control of her image.

[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] is letting fans into her world now that she’s prepping the release of her new album, Born This Way. This Sunday she’s set to appear on “60 Minutes” for a revealing chat with Anderson Cooper. During the interview, Cooper asks Gaga about the 2009 VMA performance in which she “dies.”

“That’s what everyone wants to know, right? What is she going to look like when she dies … when she’s overdosed on whatever they think I’m overdosing on?” Gaga said of the choice to get gory on stage (she frequently uses fake blood in her performances). “Everybody wants to see the decay of the superstar. … They want to see me fail.¬†They want to see me fall onstage. They want to see me vomiting out of a nightclub. … Isn’t that the age we live in? That we want to see people who have it all lose it all?”

“It’s a movie … and yet, I am just not like that on my own time,” she further explained. “I’m not a vomit in the club kind of girl.”

Gaga has been obsessed with fame in her music since the beginning and she admits that that may be the one thing she’s best at. She explains, “One of my greatest artworks is the art of fame. I am a master of the art of fame.”

For the new issue of Vogue, Gaga discussed similar themes, including her place in the world of celebrity.

“I see myself in [my fans],” she said. “I was this really bad, rebellious misfit of a person — I still am — sneaking out, going to clubs, drugs, alcohol, older men, younger men. You imagine it — I did it. I was just a bad kid. And I look at [my fans], and every show there’s a little more eyeliner, a little more freedom, and a little more ‘I don’t give a f— about the bullies at my school.’ For some reason, the fans didn’t become more top 40, they become even more of this cult following. It’s very strange and exciting.