By Jett Wells
We love pop stars not only because they're beautiful, super talented, drama follows their every step and they wear great clothes, but also because they just say the darndest things.
And few stars are more delicious quote machines than Lady Gaga. In a cover-story interview with Harper's Bazaar, the pop queen made an eye-popping drug analogy about her lead single, saying, " 'Born This Way' is marijuana to the heroin of the album." Whatever that means, it cranks up the already-intergalactic hype for the next Gaga chapter in May, and it easily fits into her list of best (or most controversial) quotes. Here are some of our faves:
"I say Rebecca Black is a genius and that anybody telling her she's cheesy is full of sh--." — Google, March 2011
Of course we're not passing judgment on Rebecca Black, the new YouTube sensation with the megahit "Friday," but even this one came out of left field for Gaga. Black's "Friday," although popular, is a divisive song garnering warm support or vicious hatred. Call it what you want, but Black is no Gaga, so it's high praise that the pop queen stood in her corner.
"You know, sense memory is a powerful thing. I can give myself an orgasm just by thinking about it." — New York Magazine, March 2009
That's the stuff, Gaga. We're sure millions of women are dying to know your dirty little secret.
"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore." — Cosmopolitan, April 2010
You're paying for dinner next time, Gaga.
"When they start saying that you have extra appendages, you have to assume that they're unable to destroy you." — Rolling Stone, July 2010
Even we don't really understand why the press was so fixated on the rumor that Gaga had, um, a disco stick. Would we love her any less if she did? Didn't think so.
"When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time." — Blender, March 2009
Kids, you can ignore this one. Regardless, no matter how much we love Gaga, we're always packing protection.
"I am on the drunk diet. I live my life as I want to, and creatively. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I am working. But the deal is I've got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I am hung over." — Sirius Morning Mash Up, February 2011
Good to know she's sweating booze onstage every night.
What's your favorite Gaga sound bite? Let us know in the comments!