Lady Gaga Shares What She Would Like Her Legacy To Be
In advance of her highly-anticipated feature film debut in A Star is Born, Lady Gaga sat down with Vogue for a round of ’73 Questions.’
It’s a rapid-fire sort of affair outside her home in Los Angeles.
Vogue: “How do you prefer I call you - Lady? Lady Gaga?”
Lady Gaga: “Call me Lady.”
V: “What’s something you’re now proud to say is behind you?”
LG: “You know, all the negative stuff that happens to you in your 20s.”
V: “How do you start your day?”
LG: “I start my day with a nice workout, and then I take a shower or a long hot bath.”
V: “What’s the strangest rumor you’ve ever heard about yourself?”
LG: “That I have a penis.”
You get the picture.
The response that perked up our ears, though, was when the 6-time Grammy Award winner was asked what she’d like to be remembered for?
"I would like to be remembered for the message behind 'Born This Way,’” says the 32-year-old artist, referencing her acclaimed hit that’s been widely viewed as an LGBTQ anthem for acceptance.
“I would like to be remembered for believing that people are equal,” she adds.
And in nod to her well-known love of individuality, she finishes, “I would like to be remembered for being courageous and different."
The LGBTQ ally has been a “walk the walk” kind of friend to the community for a long time, not only in embracing her gay fans but starting the Born This Way Foundation in 2012, which is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world.
There’s a fun, interesting vibe to the chat in that the camera stays back to keep her framed in full on her patio.
And after the interviewer hands her a gift of a book about David Bowie, she flips through the pages absentmindedly while answering questions.
But then, being ‘interesting’ has been a Gaga trait for some time now, hasn’t it?
She also shares that when it comes to collaborations, she’d love to do “more Tony (Bennett), more Elton (John), and Stevie Wonder.”
When it comes to fashion, the 32-year-old says she loves it because it “can be a form of expression and a form of hiding.”
And we loved this exchange:
V: “Do you prefer a crowd of 300 people or 30,000?”
Cherish that instinct, Lady :)
A Star is Born hits theaters October 5.
You can watch the chat with Mother Monster below.