Lady Gaga graces the January covers of Vanity Fair and British Elle. Enjoy the stunning photos and preview Gaga's interviews below:
On giving it her all while on stage: "When I’m onstage, I’m so giving and so open and myself. And when the spotlight goes off, I don’t know quite what to do with myself."
On bad relationships: "I say this honestly, and this is my new thing as of the past year: when I fight with someone I’m in a relationship with, I think, What would my fans think if they knew this was happening? How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on? And then I get out. I only know the happiness of putting a smile on someone’s face from the stage."
On being proposed to by exes after breaking up: "How fucking romantic, you asshole. Sure, pop a ring on my finger and make it all better. I can buy myself a fucking ring."
On her low points: "I had abusive relationships: I dated men much older than me – I was 15, they were 30 – which I don't recommend. I was never brave enough to be the person who I am today."
On her fans: "My fans don't care what I am, that's what I like about them. They don't care if I'm a boy or a girl or an in-between or a phoenix or a mermaid or a unicorn. They don't care."
On how she got here: "I don't regret anything. If I'd known things back then I wouldn't be where I am now, because so much of who I am is based on a lack of fear. I have no fear."
On how she'd like to be remembered: "Many people really don't like what I do – or how I sing or what music I make – but some of those people admire the commitment to the work. That to me is more important than anything."