[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] has never been shy about stumping for political causes. She’s stumped for marriage equality and spoken out for marriage equality and against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Her Born This Way track “Americano” even touches on immigration issues, but just because she’s currently pop music’s most vocal advocate doesn’t mean she’d want anything to do with actually holding public office.
During the live “MTV First: Lady Gaga” on Thursday night, the singer said that she has no aspirations to ever do something like become president, even if she was given a free pass for the day to be the leader of the free world.
“Well, first of all, I wouldn’t want to be president for the day,” she told MTV News. “And I say that because I really, for myself, it’s important that my message, although it has political implications, I like to keep myself separate.
“Because politics can constrain things,” she continued. “So our message can be completely free of any politics and we can just surge forward.”
But she has a few big issues she thinks she’d tackle if she were the commander in chief. “I would find alternative uses of energy, I would make marriage equal,” she said, before taking a second to figure out her next pet cause. “And world peace. Well, I would do everything I could with the debt crisis, but we all know that’s going to take a little while.”
During the sit-down, Gaga also opened up about her just-released music video for “Yoü and I” and also shared with fans that not only would she be performing at the 2011 Video Music Awards on August 28, but she’ll also be the artist opening the show when it airs live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT. See the list of nominees, revisit last year’s highlights and vote for your favorites in the general categories by visiting VMA.MTV.com.