In a shocking reveal, 28-year-old pop star, Lady Gaga revealed on “The Howard Stern Show” that she was once raped as a teenager.
When Stern asked Gaga regarding her controversial performance for her 2013 song, “Swine” at SXSW in March where a British artist, Millie Brown vomit coloured paint onto Gaga, here’s what Gaga had to say, according to Hollywood Life:-
“I wrote a song called ‘Swine’. The song is about rape. The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release and I said to myself, ‘I want to sing this song while I’m ripping hard on a drum kit, and then I want to get on a mechanical bull,’ which is probably one of the most demoralizing things that you can put a female on in her underwear, and I want this chick to throw up on me in front of the world so that I can tell them, ‘You know what? You could never, ever degrade me as much as I could degrade myself, and look how beautiful it is when I do.’”
Watch Lady Gaga’s “Swine” performance.
Based on her statement, Stern assumed that the singer was sexually assaulted by a record producer in which Gaga replied, “I went through some horrific things that I’m able to laugh [at] now, because I’ve gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy to heal over the years.”
She also added, “I was a shell of my former self at one point. I was not myself. To be fair, I was about 19. I went to Catholic school and then all this crazy stuff happened, and I was going, ‘Oh, is this just the way adults are?’ I was very naive.”
|19-year-old Lady Gaga (Photo source: aceshowbiz.com)|
Gaga refused to reveal the name of the rapist. Stern asked her if she ever confronted the rapist, she said “I think it would terrify me. It would paralyse me. I saw him one time in a store and I was so paralysed by fear. Because it wasn’t until I was a little bit older that I went, ‘Wow, that was really messed up.’”
Stern admitted that he interviewed a lot of women who had gone through the same experience and it did take them a while to register.
“I don’t know what I was thinking. I didn’t tell anybody…and I didn’t even tell myself for the longest time,” said Gaga.
Listen to Lady Gaga’s rape confession on “The Howard Stern Show” at 42.00.
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