What Does Lady Gaga Eat Backstage? This Behind-The-Scenes Clip Reveals All

Today's MTV Takeover takes us backstage, where Gaga gets ready for her Roseland show.

What does Lady Gaga eat backstage? Piles of steak? Paper? Unicorn blood? Barbie doll heads? Peach cobbler?

Nope, everything she snacks on before a concert comes from a veggie platter and a tray full of cold cuts. And most of the time, you’ll find her dad there too, mowing down on a sandwich. In fact, Gaga herself was munching on a turkey roll as MTV toured her dressing room at Roseland Ballroom in New York City.

“A lot of people I think have really nice riders,” she told MTV correspondent Sway Calloway, down-to-earth in an oversized tee, fishnets and knee-high boots. “I don’t know. I don’t like to waste stuff. So we have cold cuts and water and there’s whiskey there and champagne. We’re good.”

The interview is part of Lady Gaga’s MTV Takeover on Friday (April 4). Earlier in the day, the pop star showed off her extravagant apartment and then she escorted us to Roseland Ballroom, the NYC landmark that’s closing after Gaga’s run of shows there.

So how does the “G.U.Y.” singer prep for a gig like that?

“Well, my voice teacher Don Lawrence, who I’ve been with since I was like, I don’t know, 13 years old, we still are together, and he’s been my mentor for so long,” Gaga said. “So he warms me up before every show — either on the phone or in person — and I do the show. An hour before the show I start my vocal warm-ups.”

See this and more in the video above. And make sure to tune into her Takeover, which takes place all day on MTV, MTV Hits and Logo TV. Gaga will regularly break into programming to take fans behind her Roseland Ballroom residency, showing behind-the-scenes footage of show rehearsals.

Viewers will also hear news about Lady Gaga’s upcoming worldwide tour artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball, which kicks off in Florida on May 4 and just had an additional six dates added to accommodate sales. In addition to the tour, Gaga will discuss her current ARTPOP single, “G.U.Y.”

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