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Google Goes Gaga | Lady Gaga | Talks at Google

1 hours 11 minutes 32 seconds

Speaker 1

00:00:07 - 00:00:41

Hi, I'm Marissa Meyer, and I'm really excited today to be joined by the world famous, incredibly talented, the 1 and only Lady Gaga. And only, Lady Gaga. At Google, we've seen Gaga build her career by embracing technology, including some Google tools, as well as constantly innovating for her fans. And we're going to get a glimpse behind the scenes to see how some of that innovation works today. But first, I'd like to play a video to welcome Gaga to Google.

Speaker 2

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So say it, say it, say it Good, good, good, good 00000 I'll give him heart, show him what I got

Speaker 3

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B-b-b-boker face, b-b-boker face B-b-b-boker face, b-b-boker face I'm your biggest fan I'll follow you until you love me Papa, paparazzi Baby, there's no other superstar you know that I'll be Your papa, papa

Speaker 2

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don't go see Waa, waa,

Speaker 4

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waa-a-a-a Roman, Roman, man Get, get, all the love I want

Speaker 5

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to have a bad relationship with

Speaker 2

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you Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Caught in bed romance Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Caught in bed romance

Speaker 1

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Please help me welcome Lady Gaga.

Speaker 6

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Hi everyone.

Speaker 3

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Oh my gosh. Thank you. Bye, everyone. Oh, my gosh. Welcome to Google.

Speaker 3

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Thank you.

Speaker 7

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The Google chairs are a little high.

Speaker 1

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Thank you so much for coming. Just going to

Speaker 8

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put my purse right here.

Speaker 7

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I love you, too. Hi, everyone. Woo! Woo!

Speaker 6

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Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!

Speaker 6

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Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!

Speaker 7

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Woo! Did you just get out of jail? Me too.

Speaker 1

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We are so excited to have you here.

Speaker 7

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I'm so excited to be here. I just want to say, before we even begin, thank you so much. This is such an honor. When I was in high school, all my girlfriends wanted to get jobs here. And I wanted to be what they were searching for or putting on the side column, what comes up first.

Speaker 7

00:03:23 - 00:03:36

I believe that's what my friend Mary Haley does here at Google. So just thank you so much for coming. And I really respect all of you so much. I know that there's some really amazing minds in this room and how competitive it is. So thank you.

Speaker 6

00:03:36 - 00:03:42

Thank you guys. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Speaker 1

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Thank you. And speaking of searches, you are among 1 of the most searched people in the world. You've been on the top of our 2009 and 2010 fastest rising searches. We made a portrait here of you taking the millions of searches that have come in for Lady Gaga.

Speaker 7

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It's really beautiful.

Speaker 1

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And the name of the woman. So obviously you've been a huge search star, also a huge YouTube star. Bad Romance has 360 million views, just that 1 video. And you're the queen of the download. You're actually the most downloaded artist in history, with more than 20 million singles downloaded.

Speaker 7

00:04:19 - 00:04:20

Thank you

Speaker 9

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so much.

Speaker 1

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Just amazing.

Speaker 7

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Thank you.

Speaker 1

00:04:22 - 00:04:39

All of which brings us to today. So last week, you opened up a moderator page on your YouTube channel. And you got questions from your fans. 54, 000 questions, and more than a quarter million votes in just 3 and a half days. We have questions that are both in text and video.

Speaker 1

00:04:39 - 00:04:43

I have about the top 20 questions here. We're going to go through those and then also do some questions.

Speaker 7

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I'm wearing the same dress. Branding.

Speaker 1

00:04:56 - 00:05:05

So the first question I'm going to ask came in video form, but it was also going to be my first question. It comes in from a user of certain resonance. And we'll go ahead and roll that video question.

Speaker 10

00:05:07 - 00:05:25

Hi, Gaga. Well, my first question that I wanted to ask was, how are you? I remember in 1 of your interviews, you said that that was a question that interviewers never really asked you and actually meant it and So I wanted to ask you and actually mean it. So how are you?

Speaker 7

00:05:31 - 00:05:59

Well, I am absolutely wonderful and a little bit choked up because that is why I am still here and why I work so hard. It's because I really am very blessed to have fans with such a beautiful spirit. And I'm sure you can see just from that 1 video very much what a lot of my day is like. I do spend a lot of time on Google looking for fan videos and messages. And I'm doing wonderful today.

Speaker 7

00:06:00 - 00:06:33

And I would say that the only reason I ever mentioned that people don't ask me how I am genuinely is because it took a lot of bravery to get to where we are today. A lot of people see glasses and shoulder pads and crazy outfits and over the years it was very difficult to do interviews because that's all people would talk about. So I guess what I would say is I'm doing wonderful now because of how brave that all my fans have made me. So thank you for making me brave and I hope I can make you brave.

Speaker 1

00:06:40 - 00:06:44

And you're also on tour. So you're performing tonight in Oakland. Yes.

Speaker 6

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And we probably

Speaker 1

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have a lot of people here who are going. And the next question is about your tour. So GagaFame11 from the UK asks, do you have any funny stories to tell about things that have happened backstage at the Monster Ball?

Speaker 7

00:06:58 - 00:07:11

There are lots of funny things that happened backstage at the Monster Ball. I don't like surprises and I don't like pranks. I'm sure you can maybe tell that

Speaker 1

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just from the camera.

Speaker 7

00:07:13 - 00:07:34

But I don't like pranks. But I actually, with me, have brought all my friends from New York City on tour with me. So I have had very few, I should say, famous acts opening. It's been mostly really underground bands and DJs that I've known since I was 18 years old. So there's a lot of backstage shenanigans.

Speaker 7

00:07:35 - 00:07:47

Very often they make jokes about my diet because they know I have to stay fit for music videos, so they'll leave like mounds of cheeseburgers and stuff in my dressing room. It's really awful. Vicious, vicious.

Speaker 1

00:07:53 - 00:08:03

So going back to before the cheeseburgers, where you got your start, 1 of your fans, Mystical Maddie from California asks, Where were you the first time you heard 1 of your songs on the radio?

Speaker 7

00:08:04 - 00:08:39

I was in Canada. And I'll never forget it. But it's a very different, and it's funny, it's almost more enjoyable now when I hear it for the first time on the radio. Because at the time in Canada, I had, I mean, many people don't know this about me, because it seems as though when Just Dance hit number 1, it was this big mess of, oh, she became a star overnight. But to tell you the truth, I had been working so hard, doing 3 shows at night, all day long going to radio stations, doing phone-ers.

Speaker 7

00:08:40 - 00:09:11

The reason we're here at Google today is because the original campaign for my music and my project began with online and media-based advertisements. So that's really where I began. So I remember I was in Canada and I was really tired and I was about to go on stage at this outdoor performance. I actually think it was in Winnipeg, which is where Maria Aragon is from, from that video. And I remember I heard it and I started crying.

Speaker 7

00:09:12 - 00:09:17

And my tour manager, David, said, how does it feel? And I said, it's about

Speaker 2

00:09:17 - 00:09:17

damn time.

Speaker 7

00:09:20 - 00:09:24

And so now when it comes on, it's a little bit more of a gracious, humbling moment.

Speaker 1

00:09:28 - 00:09:38

So in terms of other special moments, Song Adelaide from Sheffield, England asks, When exactly was the moment in your career when you realized you were going to be an international superstar?

Speaker 7

00:09:40 - 00:09:42

I still don't feel like 1. I really

Speaker 1

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‑‑

Speaker 7

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How is

Speaker 1

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that possible?

Speaker 7

00:09:45 - 00:10:00

I just don't. I know that sounds very silly, but even this morning I was getting ready to tweet that I was coming here today, and I got like 50 freaking e-mails like, don't tweet it. I don't want anyone

Speaker 3

00:10:00 - 00:10:01

to know.

Speaker 7

00:10:12 - 00:10:20

I guess they were worried for security, But I said, I need to market my record. People need to

Speaker 1

00:10:20 - 00:10:22

know where

Speaker 7

00:10:22 - 00:10:58

I'm going to be. And so everyone was saying, well, they know you're going to be there. Just don't tell them when. And oh my gosh, my security is always, they want to shoot me, because I will literally leave the house and go to the bodega down the street where I live in New York, and they're like, where are you? And because where I live, I have been hustling for so long that it's more just like, you're home, you know, like, everybody's so cool and I guess even though my first album was called The Fame, that was never the ultimate goal of any of this.

Speaker 7

00:10:58 - 00:11:23

It was always that I just really am genuinely a musician to my core. And a lot of people don't know that about me, but I write every lyric, every melody. I'm in there with the producers, whipping them to make the new feature of music. And that is why I'm here. I'm not here to be a superstar, but, so, yes, and no.

Speaker 7

00:11:24 - 00:11:33

I never, ever, there was never a day when I woke up and said I'm a superstar. I'm still waiting for that to happen.

Speaker 1

00:11:34 - 00:11:53

Fair enough. So in terms of formative experiences, hugs and kisses xoxo94 from Pennsylvania asks... I love the Internet. You said that in school a lot of people bullied you and didn't like you. Now that you're famous, have any of them tried to, quote, unquote, apologize and become friends?

Speaker 1

00:11:54 - 00:11:56

If so, what did you say to them?

Speaker 7

00:11:57 - 00:12:34

I wouldn't say apologize. There's been lots of concert ticket requests. And I think 1 of the most awkward things that anyone ever said to me was, well, my, my, how the tables have turned. But to be honest, I don't have that kind of vengeful spirit in myself, and I never did. It was just more that, you know, and I say this with so much, you know, genuineness from my heart, is that bullying really stays with you your whole life.

Speaker 7

00:12:34 - 00:12:56

And it really, really never goes away. And I know you're using words like superstar and most googled and billions of YouTube videos, but I was never the winner. I was always the loser. And that still stays with me. And do I want to stick it to anybody?

Speaker 7

00:12:56 - 00:12:59

No. I just want to make music. So,

Speaker 6

00:13:03 - 00:13:03

yeah.

Speaker 1

00:13:07 - 00:13:28

And well, I do think bullying is a really big issue right now, especially because it's exacerbated by the technology. And so I imagine that Born This Way is a little bit about being yourself and how to overcome bullies. And I don't know if you want to talk a little bit.

Speaker 7

00:13:28 - 00:13:54

A little bit. Yes. What's so funny when I put that song out, because everybody was like, oh, the lyrics are so literal. And I'm like, yeah. When, you know, when you get bullied, you kind of try to there's almost this like emotional poetry that you go through in high school, oh well someday, and you just kind of try to hide from it and be the bigger person.

Speaker 7

00:13:55 - 00:14:53

But Born This Way is about saying, this is who I am. This is who the fuck I am. And there's, I mean, the next single, Judas, is like this very classic Gaga record, but more importantly, the song Born This Way is this gateway drug for the album, and really trying to say in the most literal and honest way that I can, that when I go to the Monster Ball, I see something so fearless and so special in my fans, but I also see something afraid, something that I was, something that I was unsure. And I really encourage people to look into the darkness and look into places that you would not normally look to find uniqueness and specialness because that's where the diamonds are hiding.

Speaker 1

00:14:56 - 00:15:15

I think that's a wonderful message. And you actually are a very classically trained pianist, jazz musician. And 1 of our video questions from Leopard Scar 20 actually is about your. Leopard Scar? You've got to love the leopard scar.

Speaker 1

00:15:15 - 00:15:16

Leopard Scar 20.

Speaker 7

00:15:16 - 00:15:17

Wants to know a little

Speaker 1

00:15:17 - 00:15:21

bit about your training ongoing. So we'll go ahead and roll that video.

Speaker 11

00:15:21 - 00:15:37

Hey Gaga, this is Rudy Hernandez, 1 of your little monsters from Portland, Oregon. My question is, is I was just wondering if you still took piano training and vocal training to improve your skills. Be great to hear you answer my question. I can't wait to see you again here in Portland, Oregon, and paws up.

Speaker 7

00:15:41 - 00:16:01

Katie. I love my fans. Yes, I actually vocally rehearse every single day. I do a 30 minute warmup every single day. It's been the same vocal warmup that I've been doing since I was 11 years old.

Speaker 7

00:16:01 - 00:16:24

I've had my mentor, Don Lawrence, has been my voice teacher since I was 11, so it's over 10 years now. And in terms of piano, piano's funny. I mean, it's kind of this thing that always stays with you. I don't know if there's any pianists in this room. But if you don't practice for a little while, and then you focus on it, you kind of get your chops back pretty quickly.

Speaker 7

00:16:24 - 00:16:59

So what I do mostly for piano is I try to find time when I'm in New York City, or on the road, to do shows and have jam sessions with my band just for fun. So whenever you see those really horrid photos of me looking drunk at a piano bar, I'm actually rehearsing. That's just how I like to rehearse. I like to have a couple martinis and play some Cole Porter, and that's just the way I like to learn. But stay in school.

Speaker 1

00:17:07 - 00:17:19

So changing gears a little bit, I actually have a confession to make. So, we'll pull a picture up here. I was you for Halloween in 2009.

Speaker 7

00:17:19 - 00:17:23

You were? I want to see it. Which me?

Speaker 1

00:17:24 - 00:17:25

And you can see it here.

Speaker 7

00:17:27 - 00:17:28

So, fabulous.

Speaker 1

00:17:28 - 00:17:29

It's on my hat.

Speaker 7

00:17:30 - 00:17:31

Look at you.

Speaker 1

00:17:32 - 00:17:37

So, I guess transitioning to your style has inspired so many people.

Speaker 7

00:17:42 - 00:17:46

And now what is it about is it because it's a blonde in New York?

Speaker 1

00:17:46 - 00:17:49

And I actually have stars on my face and the long eyelashes.

Speaker 7

00:17:49 - 00:17:50

Oh, I see.

Speaker 1

00:17:50 - 00:17:52

I'm sorry. I don't know.

Speaker 12

00:17:52 - 00:17:53

There's poker chips on my hat.

Speaker 6

00:17:53 - 00:17:54

I'm sorry.

Speaker 1

00:17:54 - 00:18:11

From Poker Face. Okay. So many people, beyond just me, millions of people have been inspired by your style. And 1 of the fans would like to know, Sir Gaga official. Sir Gaga.

Speaker 1

00:18:11 - 00:18:17

Would like to know, with all the clothes you have, how do you decide what to wear every day and what happens to the garments after they're worn?

Speaker 7

00:18:20 - 00:18:57

How do I decide what to wear? It's actually not quite as complicated as some of you might imagine. I sometimes, I mean, I'll plan months ahead for certain things that I, For example, at the Grammys, the Hussein Chalain vessel, although it's become known as the egg, he wants me to remind you it's the vessel. That took months and months of conception and I wanted to do a whole performance art piece that began on the red carpet and ended after the performance. So certain things take a while.

Speaker 7

00:18:57 - 00:19:11

And yes, I do view the vessel as a fashion piece. But like today, I wore the same black dress because I wanted the fans to recognize me a certain way when I enter the Google building.

Speaker 1

00:19:14 - 00:19:15

And also On

Speaker 9

00:19:15 - 00:19:15

the topic

Speaker 1

00:19:15 - 00:19:24

of style, you have tattoos. And 1 of the fans noticed that they're all on your left side. So TaylorMonster15 would like to know, why are all of your tattoos on the left side of your body?

Speaker 7

00:19:25 - 00:19:28

It was actually per my father's request.

Speaker 1

00:19:31 - 00:19:32

So tell us more.

Speaker 7

00:19:32 - 00:20:09

He asked that I remain on 1 side slightly normal. So I only have my tattoos on my left side. I'm also a lefty. So It's funny, my father, when I was a kid, he used to try to change my hands when I was little, and the doctor would be like, she was born that way, you can't... So I think maybe some of it, just from a neurological standpoint, it might be because I'm creatively driven by my left side.

Speaker 7

00:20:09 - 00:20:22

Maybe that's why. But he's asked that I don't get any more on the right side for whatever reason. I think he sees this as my Marilyn Monroe side and this as my Iggy Pop side.

Speaker 1

00:20:24 - 00:20:39

So beyond your style in clothes and tattoos, you also show tremendous style in your videos. And the Struby-Doo would like to know, how do you come up with your video ideas? Every time I watch them, I'm stunned by the creativity and meaning. I love you, Lady Gaga. Strooby-Doo, your little monster.

Speaker 1

00:20:39 - 00:20:40

Strooby-Doo?

Speaker 7

00:20:40 - 00:21:25

Strooby-Doo. Strooby-Doo. It's just good old faithful. I'm a creative person, and I just always, at some point the idea comes to me, and the most important thing I think with creativity is that you honor your creativity and that you don't ever ignore it or go against what that creative image is telling you because of what society is projecting on you. I remember when I called Troy Carter, my manager from Amsterdam, And I was like, I want to be on a government owned alien territory in space and I want to be giving birth to my own head.

Speaker 1

00:21:26 - 00:21:28

I was about to ask about the

Speaker 7

00:21:28 - 00:21:31

kaleidoscope. You hear the vvvvvvv.

Speaker 9

00:21:33 - 00:21:34

And he

Speaker 7

00:21:34 - 00:21:56

was like, why? And I said, because I see myself and my fans. And I feel that they give birth to me, and I give birth to them. And the eggs symbolize the race of the future, which bears no prejudice. So I have my own, and then I'm showing him Francis Bacon photos, which is all this bleeding imagery, and he's like, I don't

Speaker 9

00:21:56 - 00:21:56

get it.

Speaker 7

00:21:56 - 00:22:04

You know? He's just like. We worked with Nick Knight on that video. If you think I'm bad, Nick Knight is. Woo, he is so smart.

Speaker 7

00:22:04 - 00:22:26

I'm just like, Nick, I love you, but I don't understand what you're saying. I don't know. But I just really always, like just the other night, last night, actually, I was laying in bed, and I had this idea for an outfit, and I just made myself get up, and I sketched it real fast, and I went back to sleep. I think it's when you say, oh, I'm too tired. Let me just go to bed.

Speaker 7

00:22:26 - 00:22:38

That's when the creativity stops coming. It's when you, You know, if God calls you, pick up the damn phone. Hello? Hello? Hello?

Speaker 7

00:22:38 - 00:22:39

Can I help you?

Speaker 1

00:22:39 - 00:22:50

So on the topic of videos, you've obviously been this huge YouTube star. I was going to ask, so as Doc of USA from Kentucky, What's your favorite YouTube video that isn't yours?

Speaker 7

00:22:51 - 00:22:57

My favorite YouTube video that... It's so embarrassing,

Speaker 1

00:22:57 - 00:22:59

but I love it so much.

Speaker 7

00:22:59 - 00:23:03

I love the boy, but when he comes home from the dentist.

Speaker 1

00:23:10 - 00:23:10

I can't,

Speaker 7

00:23:11 - 00:23:37

because I always sit, whenever I'm really tired before I do a show, I always go, is this real life? Because I'll have been up for like 30 hours straight doing interviews, and then I'll hear the, you know, da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da. And the show starts, and I just go, is this real life? And everybody goes, it is. You have to go on stage.

Speaker 7

00:23:37 - 00:23:39

I love that video. That

Speaker 3

00:23:39 - 00:23:40

poor boy.

Speaker 1

00:23:42 - 00:23:54

There's also so many fan remixes and remakes of your songs on YouTube. I was wondering if you have a favorite there. I know there's Maria, the young girl, who I think really embodies a lot of what is interesting about technology.

Speaker 7

00:23:55 - 00:24:00

Maria is just so special. And, you know, she's like

Speaker 1

00:24:01 - 00:24:01

10

Speaker 7

00:24:01 - 00:24:40

years old. But even 10-year-olds today know how to work a webcam and upload a YouTube video. And I think that is why this, for myself, my campaign with my album has been so successful is because I, too, am a child of the dot-com era. Me and my father ran an internet company when I was really young, so I was listening to lots of technology talk, jargon over the dinner table, not understanding until much later what it all meant. But she's beautiful.

Speaker 7

00:24:40 - 00:24:59

She's very young and she has a voice in the world. And she latched onto a song that was very risky for me to put out so soon in my career. But if I could just touch maybe 10 10-year-olds in the world in every single continent, maybe I could make a difference.

Speaker 1

00:24:59 - 00:25:04

Do we have the Maria video? I think it'd be good for people to see it. I think we might

Speaker 5

00:25:15 - 00:25:20

Mama told me when I was young We were all born superstars

Speaker 12

00:25:23 - 00:25:26

She rolled my hair and put my

Speaker 5

00:25:26 - 00:25:40

lipstick on In the glass of her boudoir There's nothing wrong with loving who you are. She said cause he made you perfect babe.

Speaker 12

00:25:42 - 00:26:01

So hold your head up and you'll go far. Listen to me when I say I'm beautiful in my way. Cause God makes no mistakes. I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way. Don't hide yourself in regret.

Speaker 12

00:26:02 - 00:26:04

Just love yourself. Woo!

Speaker 7

00:26:10 - 00:26:43

She's just so amazing. And what I would like to speak about is the way that we experience music now. We experience the music through the internet, but it has really great effects, and it also has really negative effects. The great effect is Maria. The negative effect is you sort of quite mathematically input your songs and your soul into a computer and out spits out charts.

Speaker 7

00:26:47 - 00:27:33

So the fan experience now digitally is they buy the song and then they get into chat rooms and they watch the song climb a chart. But somebody like Maria has no pretension. She's wildly innocent and beautiful, and she only cares about the music and the lyrics. So what I'm working on doing now is creating a fan experience with the release of Born This Way that takes them a bit away from the computer in terms of the actual purchase of the song. I want to encourage the fans to experience the music and the lyrics removed of that sort of behind-the-computer banter.

Speaker 7

00:27:35 - 00:28:01

When I was a kid, I was standing outside of HMV, praying that I saw Billy Joe's fingernail in the window, wanting to get my Green Day CD signed. I was hoping that I would see Tom York when Radiohead came in. You know, that is what I want to recreate for my fans. We've done it with the Monster Ball, and now I want to do it with album retail.

Speaker 1

00:28:01 - 00:28:14

And you've also shown a lot of things from behind the scenes. So you had Gaga Vision on YouTube. And Gaga Info from Twitter would like to know, please, could you bring back Gaga Vision? We miss it so much. PS, we love you, and we're so proud.

Speaker 7

00:28:16 - 00:28:35

I love Gaga Vision. They were these little films that I was doing back when I first began touring, but I actually just got so busy that it was really difficult to have a camera in my face. You will never see me do reality television. It will never. Don't even ask.

Speaker 7

00:28:35 - 00:29:04

It will never happen. It will never happen. It's just I'm not that kind of person. My whole life is a performance piece, so I don't need to have my picture taken to feel that I'm in a moment of art. So, but the good news is, as I'm planning the Born This Way Ball, I have been speaking to Terry Richardson, who's this really amazing photographer.

Speaker 7

00:29:04 - 00:29:23

He wanted to film some of the making of process of what we're doing. So I'm hoping we can resurrect the Gaga Vision videos for the creation of the new tour so you guys can creatively be more connected to how I make things. That would be great.

Speaker 1

00:29:28 - 00:29:40

So since we're at Google, this question is apropos. TheeJuan from Chicago, Illinois asks, have you ever Googled yourself just to see what came up? Yes, of course I have. When was the last time?

Speaker 7

00:29:44 - 00:29:58

The last time, well, probably, Well, last night I wanted to know if people knew that I was going to be here because everybody was telling me not to tweet. So I Googled and I didn't see enough come up. So I said, well, I'm tweeting.

Speaker 1

00:30:00 - 00:30:02

So... That solved that problem.

Speaker 7

00:30:02 - 00:30:03

So there.

Speaker 1

00:30:06 - 00:30:20

Well, you have 443 million hits on Google for Lady Gaga, which basically means you don't have very much anonymity left at all. And I guess Pookie1234 from Colorado asks, are there ever moments the paparazzi doesn't recognize you?

Speaker 7

00:30:22 - 00:30:49

I have to be really honest. People that say that they can't escape the paparazzi are full of shit. So let me just be the artist to throw everybody under the bus. And my head of security is standing over there, nodding. I don't spend money on houses and lots of cars, but I do spend money on security and they never find me.

Speaker 7

00:30:49 - 00:31:04

So, no, it doesn't run my life because getting my photo taken is not what makes me feel like an artist. It's being in front of 50, 000 fans screaming, I was born this way, baby. That's why I'm here.

Speaker 1

00:31:10 - 00:31:21

So we have another video question from PeachDog1224. As I said, the usernames are great. Peachdog. Peachdog, who wants to know a little bit about regrets.

Speaker 13

00:31:23 - 00:31:42

Hey, Mother Monster. My name is Matt. And my question for you is that in the song Born This Way, that you recently released, which is awesome, You have the lyrics that, don't hide yourself in regret. I was wondering if you have ever regretted anything, or if there's something in your life that you'd ever want to change in the past. Thank you for looking at my question.

Speaker 13

00:31:42 - 00:31:45

I really love you. Thank you for making music. Bye.

Speaker 7

00:31:49 - 00:32:23

Is there anything that I regret from my past? Well, I'll begin with the lyric, and I will say, don't hide yourself in regret, is don't perpetuate negativity in your life, Don't obsess about the things that you didn't do or the things that you may have not done your best. Obsess about the future. Obsess about today. Think endlessly about how you can pull the inner queen or king out of yourself and let that, let that superstar shine.

Speaker 7

00:32:23 - 00:32:44

I don't believe that fame is something that is obtainable. I believe that it's, it's inside of you. It's not something that you can touch. It's not tangible, which is why when I speak about the paparazzi and things, it's very meaningless to me. There are days when I wake up and I don't feel like a superstar, and it's those regrets.

Speaker 7

00:32:44 - 00:33:09

You say, did you ever wake up and feel like a superstar? The answer is no. The regret of some days, me waking up and not feeling brave enough, those are the regrets I have. Because I have so many things to be grateful for, so many fans looking up to me, and the days when I feel insecure, those are my regrets. I want to always be secure and strong for you, because look at how sweet they are.

Speaker 7

00:33:09 - 00:33:24

They're so genuine, and they're listening to the lyrics, you know? And So I guess what I would say is don't obsess over what you've done wrong. Always look into yourself for the answer and be the best you that you can be in the future.

Speaker 1

00:33:26 - 00:33:37

And in the same vein... In the same vein, we have a question from Australia. What's the greatest piece of advice you've ever received?

Speaker 7

00:33:38 - 00:34:06

The greatest piece of advice I've ever received. It is, If you don't have any shadows, you're not standing in the light. I say that to myself every day. Every single day I say that. Because I'm not a squeaky clean person.

Speaker 7

00:34:06 - 00:34:29

So there's nothing about my music or the Monster Ball or my fans that we're not squeaky clean. And People always say to me, who's the real you? When in reality, I'm pretty much an open book about my life. What you're asking me about is magic. And if you are magical, you always have shadows.

Speaker 7

00:34:30 - 00:34:32

You're in the light. You must cast a shadow.

Speaker 1

00:34:34 - 00:34:45

So let's talk a little bit about the new album. It's out on May 23, Born This Way. The first single, the title single, is already out. It's been number 1 for 5 weeks already. Oh, that's great.

Speaker 9

00:34:45 - 00:34:45

Thank you.

Speaker 6

00:34:45 - 00:34:48

Thank you. Thank you.

Speaker 1

00:34:48 - 00:34:59

And we have a video question about the new album. So we'll go to Jazz Bridger here on video. Hi, Gaga. If you could describe the Born This Way album in just 3 words, what would they be?

Speaker 7

00:35:01 - 00:35:49

In 3 words? See how smart my fans are. I would call it, I would use a, it is 1 word, I suppose, that avant-garde is 1 word, but I would call it avant-garde techno rock. There's a lot of rock influences on the album, but not in a this is a rock music record kind of way. It actually is quite steadfast in that it is an exploration in electronic music and in technosonics.

Speaker 7

00:35:49 - 00:36:08

But I have sort of created a genre of metal dance, techno, pop music, with a lot of rock and themic choruses, because that is the music that I love. I'm actually really obsessed with Bruce Springsteen. Woo! Woo! Woo!

Speaker 7

00:36:08 - 00:36:34

Woo! Woo! My father used to play Bruce Springsteen records for me all the time when I was a kid. And he was blue-collar America. And in a way, I guess I related to Bruce because I watched my father, a blue-collar American citizen, relate to Bruce, And I think that in a social way, my fans feel blue collar.

Speaker 7

00:36:34 - 00:37:02

They feel like they're the underdogs that will someday be the winners. And I took the influence of Bruce on my father in my life to create this album. And yeah, lots of really big, almost like big Def Leppard style melodies in the choruses, but it's electronic dance music. It's very hard and very edgy. And I'm very excited for you to hear it.

Speaker 1

00:37:04 - 00:37:23

We're all looking forward to it. 1 of the things that you face as an artist is censorship. So ShaneRZ66 from Colorado asks, how do you feel about Malaysian radio stations editing out your imperative, no matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered lifeline from Born This Way?

Speaker 7

00:37:24 - 00:38:06

Well, obviously, I disagree with it. Otherwise, I wouldn't have specifically put those words in a song that I knew would be put on Top 40 Radio. What I would say is for all of the young people in Malaysia that want those words to be played on the radio, it is your job and it is your duty as young people to have your voices heard you must do everything that you can if you Want to be liberated by your society you must call you must not stop you must protest peaceably No, I don't believe in violence. I don't believe in negativity. There's no reason to be derogatory.

Speaker 7

00:38:07 - 00:38:48

You just have to keep fighting for what you believe in. And to be quite honest, honesty and the truth is always what will set you free. I can't tell you how many times I get phone calls from TV stations, and Troy will call me and he'll say, they want you to edit out this section of the video, and I say, well, just tell them I'm not doing it, and if they don't want to play it, they don't have to. That's it. Because if the artist is constantly molding ourselves and changing and abridging what we do for the machine, then the artist becomes part of the machine.

Speaker 7

00:38:48 - 00:38:51

I don't want to be part of the machine. I want the machine to be part of me.

Speaker 1

00:38:53 - 00:39:18

Okay? The next question. The next question is actually a composite, and we'll open up to Googler questions if you want to move to the microphones in just a minute. There were 643 fan questions asked about the next single that comes off of Born This Way, Judas. And so I'm wondering if you can tell us a little bit about the inspiration for it, the video you have planned.

Speaker 7

00:39:19 - 00:40:02

I'm very excited. Actually, I can exclusively reveal here at Google that I will be making my directorial debut with Laurieann Gibson, directing this video with her ourselves. It's no surprise, I'm sure to many of you, that Judas is a man of the biblical senses. So expect to see some symbolism in this video. But the song is about some of the words in the song I can reveal here are, When he comes to me, I am ready.

Speaker 7

00:40:02 - 00:40:23

I'll wash his feet with my hair if he needs. Forgive him when his tongue lies through his brain. Even after 3 times, he betrays me. I'll bring him down, a king with no crown. So the song is about honoring your darkness in order to bring yourself into the light.

Speaker 7

00:40:23 - 00:40:55

It's kind of what I just mentioned to you, about if you're standing in the light, you cast a shadow. I have been haunted by my past for a very, very long time. And actually, that's a recurring theme on the album. It has a lot to do, I think, with identity and being able to be proud and say, I was born this way. But I was haunted by being able to go back to New York, being able to go back to my past, being able to understand why I made certain decisions that instead of regretting them, I chose to embrace and understand why I made those choices.

Speaker 7

00:40:56 - 00:41:06

And what the song Judas is about is you have to look into what's haunting you and you need to learn to forgive yourself in order to move

Speaker 1

00:41:07 - 00:41:08

on. We all look forward to it.

Speaker 7

00:41:11 - 00:41:21

And it's really fun to dance to. And it sounds like it could be a pop priest record. It's really fun.

Speaker 1

00:41:21 - 00:41:23

So we'll go ahead and take some questions from the audience.

Speaker 14

00:41:24 - 00:41:34

Hi. So I understand that the fame brought you a lot of great things, like your monsters and everything that's happening to you. But is there something that the fame brought you that you could do without?

Speaker 6

00:41:36 - 00:41:36

Thanks.

Speaker 7

00:41:37 - 00:41:50

That I could do without? I don't know. No, I would say no. I don't want to focus on anything negative like that. It's, there's always, whether you're famous or you're not, there's always things in your life that you could do without.

Speaker 7

00:41:50 - 00:42:04

So I don't think anything is particularly fame related. I've got a really good family, and if anything I'm grateful because my family and I wrestled fame to the ground and we're stronger than ever, so, so no.

Speaker 15

00:42:08 - 00:42:10

Hi Lady Gaga, thanks so much for coming.

Speaker 1

00:42:10 - 00:42:11

You look so cute.

Speaker 15

00:42:11 - 00:42:17

Thank you. A little background on this. I took the inspiration from the Kermit the Frog 1.

Speaker 7

00:42:17 - 00:42:18

You can't tell.

Speaker 15

00:42:19 - 00:42:24

And I added a little bit of myself in it. They're bunnies. So for Easter, and I thought it'd be a hop in

Speaker 1

00:42:25 - 00:42:25

attire.

Speaker 15

00:42:27 - 00:42:29

You like that? I liked it too.

Speaker 7

00:42:30 - 00:42:30

That's funny.

Speaker 15

00:42:31 - 00:42:32

Sorry, what was that?

Speaker 7

00:42:32 - 00:42:33

That's funny.

Speaker 15

00:42:35 - 00:43:03

Yeah, so I thought I'd have to dress up, because I definitely wanted to speak to you and give you a hug or whatever. But I think Google as a whole, and YouTube, and the world is very excited for you to come here and be so candid. So on that note, I'm just really curious, when you're not in the spotlight, when you're home in New York with your family, what are some of the things you enjoy doing? What do you wear? What do your pajamas look like?

Speaker 7

00:43:06 - 00:43:57

Well, I'm actually, I'm very into yoga. So I do a lot of that really, I saw the yoga rooms here at Big Room, I'm not Big Room at Google, I was like, it's inching my way, but I'm actually really into that crazy hot yoga and 100 degree rooms. It's the only thing that I can, I feel can be really bad at and nobody knows? So I sort of take comfort in the journey of becoming good at yoga because if I suck at it 1 day, nobody sees it And it's just me. I guess that's the thing about fame that is difficult, is if you screw up, Google is there.

Speaker 7

00:43:58 - 00:44:17

So I love yoga. I love cooking. I'm a really good cook, actually, which some of you might not know about me. I love spending time with my mom. I love getting really drunk with my friends at the same bars that we used to go to and listening to ACDC records.

Speaker 7

00:44:19 - 00:44:32

And what else do I wear? I mean, to tell you the truth, it's very funny because my father quite often is like, can't you just put on this? But

Speaker 9

00:44:34 - 00:44:34

have you

Speaker 7

00:44:34 - 00:44:36

been to any of my shows out of curiosity?

Speaker 15

00:44:37 - 00:44:38

No, not yet.

Speaker 7

00:44:38 - 00:45:07

You haven't yet. Well, I would say anyone that's seen me live would tell you that whether I'm dressed like this or I'm wearing a t-shirt, I look the same. And I know that that might sound silly, but it's not this that you are responding to anymore. And I keep talking about this because my fans are actually quite blind to my clothes now because they're so used to it that they don't see it anymore. They just see me.

Speaker 7

00:45:07 - 00:45:37

And I'm excited about that because I think with this new album, people will wonder less and less what I look like when I'm brushing my teeth. But the truth is, I look exactly like I look right now. I just probably have a Motley Crue t-shirt on and there's a really good looking guy in my bed. I think my manager just

Speaker 12

00:45:37 - 00:45:38

ducked out of the room.

Speaker 15

00:45:40 - 00:45:44

Anytime you want to come cooking or hanging out with my mom and your mom, you're more than welcome

Speaker 7

00:45:44 - 00:45:47

to. You asked for a hug, so do you want to come up in

Speaker 4

00:45:47 - 00:45:48

here and get 1?

Speaker 7

00:45:51 - 00:45:54

We just fall down like this.

Speaker 12

00:45:54 - 00:45:55

It's the best day ever.

Speaker 6

00:45:55 - 00:45:55

Can I take a

Speaker 7

00:45:55 - 00:45:57

picture? Yeah.

Speaker 5

00:46:13 - 00:46:13

Thank you

Speaker 6

00:46:13 - 00:46:14

so much.

Speaker 9

00:46:14 - 00:46:14

I'm going to go. Thank you so much.

Speaker 2

00:46:14 - 00:46:15

It was so good. Nice

Speaker 7

00:46:15 - 00:46:16

to meet you.

Speaker 5

00:46:16 - 00:46:16

See you later.

Speaker 8

00:46:16 - 00:46:21

You're so cute. That's a lot of bunnies. There's

Speaker 1

00:46:21 - 00:46:25

16. 16. So we'll take a few more questions here.

Speaker 16

00:46:25 - 00:46:29

Hi. My name is Logan. Thank you so much for coming.

Speaker 7

00:46:29 - 00:46:29

Hi, Logan. I'm thrilled

Speaker 16

00:46:29 - 00:46:49

that you're here. Hi. I'm wondering, have you seen the video called Friday by Rebecca Black? No. So this is the latest Internet sensation and it's this 13-year-old girl who made a video and now it's online and everyone's making fun of it and just kind of criticizing it as really cheesy, which it is.

Speaker 16

00:46:49 - 00:47:07

But she's only 13. And my reaction to it, or I'm curious about your reaction to YouTube as a forum for new artists and for some of the criticism that maybe young people get for going online. And then on the other side, there's the Justin Biebers who are becoming famous through YouTube. So what do you think about the future of fame through YouTube?

Speaker 7

00:47:07 - 00:47:18

I think it's fantastic. I think Rebecca Black is a genius. And anyone that's telling her she's cheesy is full of shit.

Speaker 1

00:47:20 - 00:47:28

Thanks. OK, so here.

Speaker 17

00:47:29 - 00:47:30

Hi, Gaga. Thanks for coming.

Speaker 7

00:47:31 - 00:47:32

My name's Colman. Hi. That's very nice.

Speaker 1

00:47:35 - 00:47:37

I think you may have done the headpiece.

Speaker 7

00:47:37 - 00:47:49

See, now I don't want to laugh, because I'm quite certain that sometimes when I enter the room, that's how people feel. But it's really good. It kind of looks like the Chrysler building.

Speaker 17

00:47:50 - 00:47:52

Thank you. I used to be an architect.

Speaker 1

00:47:53 - 00:47:54

Where did

Speaker 7

00:47:54 - 00:47:55

you go to school?

Speaker 17

00:47:55 - 00:47:56

Carnegie Mellon.

Speaker 7

00:47:57 - 00:47:58

It's a great school.

Speaker 17

00:47:58 - 00:48:01

I'm happy to lend this to you for your concert tonight.

Speaker 7

00:48:02 - 00:48:06

It looks an awful lot like 1 of the outfits. It might go quite well, actually.

Speaker 17

00:48:08 - 00:48:09

It's all yours.

Speaker 7

00:48:10 - 00:48:10

Thank you.

Speaker 17

00:48:12 - 00:48:22

My serious question, though, is we've talked about Gaga, this Gaga, that, and the fame, and the fame monster. But what about Stephanie? How do you stay Stephanie through?

Speaker 7

00:48:23 - 00:48:35

I love this question. Who are you looking for? I'm right here. Stephanie is also who I am. Gaga's just my nickname.

Speaker 7

00:48:36 - 00:49:23

It's like when you're a kid and your mom calls you Skip, or instead of calling you, You know, Johnny, she calls you Jonathan when you're bad. It's the same thing for me. It's just, it was a way for me to release so many years of being told no by this business. And it's actually funny because I didn't shop around to record labels until I was calling myself Gaga, until people in New York knew me as Lady Gaga. But in high school and making music and choir and being cast in the boys play and all the girls hated me because I always got the lead.

Speaker 7

00:49:25 - 00:49:49

Hated me for that. Because it was at the boys school, so if you got the lead, you were always at the boys school after school. So I guess what I'm trying to say is I really make absolutely no separation between Stephanie and Gaga. It is the absolute same person. It's just it was a way for me in my life.

Speaker 7

00:49:49 - 00:50:18

And it's a gift I wish I could give to anyone. As if you went through hard times when you were a kid or when you were in college or maybe you had a job that really, you know, they fired you and you were, you were, you know, poor for 2 years and then you got a new. I wish I could give that gift to anyone, of being able to say, I rebuke all of that negativity, and I am now a new person, and I'm going to be the queen I know that I can be, and that's really all that it is.

Speaker 17

00:50:18 - 00:50:24

Thanks. Well, I know you have a meticulously planned wardrobe, but just in case, I'm going to leave this for you.

Speaker 7

00:50:24 - 00:50:25

Thank you very much.

Speaker 1

00:50:27 - 00:50:28

We will take 2

Speaker 9

00:50:28 - 00:50:28

more questions.

Speaker 7

00:50:28 - 00:50:38

Please leave all fashion accessories. Thank you. So sweet. You have a

Speaker 6

00:50:38 - 00:50:39

great show.

Speaker 7

00:50:40 - 00:50:42

I can't. It's not going to fit.

Speaker 2

00:50:46 - 00:50:49

Do you want help?

Speaker 7

00:50:49 - 00:50:51

It's not balancing very well.

Speaker 1

00:50:52 - 00:50:54

Okay, we'll just do more questions.

Speaker 18

00:50:55 - 00:51:22

Thank you very much for coming. Hi. So much of your music is, as you kind of labeled it, the avant-garde techno rock and kind of lends itself towards this really epic sound. And then you take those songs and you make these amazing acoustic versions that are just this polar opposite in terms of the musicality. And I was just wondering if you'd talk about the process of building those 2 songs out of the same lyrics, same notes, same chords, and is there 1 that you prefer?

Speaker 18

00:51:22 - 00:51:23

Like performing.

Speaker 7

00:51:24 - 00:51:42

Well, I guess what I would say is a lot of times in my songwriting process, I will begin at the piano. So I will actually write 1 of the songs on the album that is truly 1 of my favorites. It's called The Edge of Glory. And it's kind of a sad story. Sorry to be a downer.

Speaker 7

00:51:42 - 00:52:24

But my grandpa died about 5 months ago. And my dad and I were going to say goodbye to him at the hospice and I got out a big thing of agave tequila and my dad sat next to me at the piano and we just started doing shots back and forth. And I wrote The Edge of Glory on the piano and my dad and I cried. And the song's about your last moment on Earth, the moment of truth, the edge of glory is that moment right before you leave the Earth. So that song can be played on the piano, but it's actually set to this giant, huge, techno-rock, Springsteen-esque dance beat.

Speaker 7

00:52:24 - 00:53:17

I actually had Clarence Clements from the E Street Band come in and play saxophone on it. It's fucking Beautiful. And I do that with a lot of my songs, but it's funny, it's so interesting to hear your perspective on it, because that is really what I wanted to do with this album, is I wanted to show my abilities as a songwriter, so a lot of the songs are like that. There's really no song on the album that can't be played at a piano acoustically, it's all about the songwriting, it's all about my abilities as a writer, from a melodic perspective, and I co-produced every song on the album, so sonically, it just smells like me, if that makes any sense. So I guess what I'm trying to say is, in my opinion, all good music can be played at a piano and still sound like a hit.

Speaker 18

00:53:18 - 00:53:19

Thank you very much.

Speaker 1

00:53:21 - 00:53:22

And 1 more question here.

Speaker 19

00:53:24 - 00:53:25

Hi, I'm Chris.

Speaker 7

00:53:27 - 00:53:31

Hello, why do I feel like some of you were coaxed into doing this?

Speaker 19

00:53:32 - 00:53:35

Well, because we were promised we would get a prize if we were the best

Speaker 7

00:53:35 - 00:53:36

dressed. Oh.

Speaker 2

00:53:36 - 00:53:36

So I'm

Speaker 19

00:53:36 - 00:53:37

hoping to win.

Speaker 7

00:53:37 - 00:53:41

So you get $200 after you take those balls off, huh?

Speaker 19

00:53:42 - 00:53:45

They're actually loofahs. They're

Speaker 7

00:53:45 - 00:53:46

what, loofahs?

Speaker 19

00:53:46 - 00:53:46

Loofahs.

Speaker 7

00:53:47 - 00:53:52

I'm sorry, can I take my glasses off? Yeah. You can take a really fancy shower then after this.

Speaker 6

00:53:52 - 00:53:53

Ha ha

Speaker 19

00:53:54 - 00:53:58

ha. OK, so I've got to figure out my question because I'm nervous.

Speaker 9

00:54:00 - 00:54:00

But

Speaker 19

00:54:00 - 00:54:18

I wanted to ask you, after hearing you talk, you have a very positive Look on life. So I was just kind of Wondering where that came from what happened in your life to shape that because not many People are like you and can always say rebuke things that are bad and always look to the good?

Speaker 7

00:54:20 - 00:54:51

Well, my mom. I have a really good mom. She really was there for me. And she always taught me to Be very gracious. My mother is the kind of person that will give you a shirt off her back if you're cold And that is how I was raised But I guess I would also say and I don't know if people in this room are religious and I always feel kind of awkward talking about religion because I don't want people to feel like I'm impressing any kind of belief on you.

Speaker 7

00:54:52 - 00:55:24

But I do see, I do believe that God comes in many forms and I don't believe that we know what he looks like. That's something that I actually address in Judas. But I see God in my fans. So every night when I look into the audience, I feel like I see this force of beauty and that I don't know, It's just faith. So I see faith in my fans and that's what keeps me strong is them.

Speaker 7

00:55:24 - 00:56:02

I really, when I go out there, I don't go out after the show and get plastered and do a ton of drugs and when I go on stage the next day I can barely sing, you know, I'm very, very disciplined and hardworking and I am, as a blonde woman with tits and ass, very proud of my accomplishments as a musician and I say that with lots of strength. People call it arrogance, but I do believe that women in pop music have a very bad rap. And I think people have learned to expect very little from all of us. And it's very unfair. It's very prejudice.

Speaker 7

00:56:03 - 00:56:34

So me and my tits and my ass and my brain are very proud to be here today. And I truly see God in my fans. They are who I worship, is what I'm trying to say. And I believe what you worship in your life doesn't have to be religion or an institution or a certain kind of God. It's just, you must worship your faith.

Speaker 7

00:56:35 - 00:56:43

Perhaps I'm speaking in my own Gaga tongues, but I worship my fans is what I'm trying to say. They are my religion.

Speaker 19

00:56:45 - 00:56:51

1 more thing. I'm sorry to ask, but can I have a hug too? This is like 1 of my dreams. I love your music.

Speaker 7

00:56:51 - 00:56:52

I love you too.

Speaker 19

00:56:54 - 00:56:54

It's okay?

Speaker 7

00:56:54 - 00:57:02

Yeah, go ahead. Oh, I thought he was asking another. Yeah, come on.

Speaker 12

00:57:02 - 00:57:03

I was going to say no.

Speaker 5

00:57:03 - 00:57:04

I love you

Speaker 6

00:57:04 - 00:57:04

guys so much. I'm not gonna

Speaker 19

00:57:04 - 00:57:05

say no. I love that man so much.

Speaker 7

00:57:13 - 00:57:17

That towel wrapping is giving me like New Jerusalem too. That's nice.

Speaker 1

00:57:18 - 00:57:22

So if I'm not mistaken, next Monday, March 28, is your 25th birthday.

Speaker 12

00:57:23 - 00:57:25

Yes. Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!

Speaker 12

00:57:25 - 00:57:27

Woo! Woo!

Speaker 1

00:57:28 - 00:57:29

So happy birthday.

Speaker 7

00:57:30 - 00:57:30

Thank you.

Speaker 1

00:57:30 - 00:57:30

And you can

Speaker 9

00:57:30 - 00:57:31

tell we're

Speaker 7

00:57:31 - 00:57:32

actually- Can I just keep telling people I'm

Speaker 1

00:57:32 - 00:57:46

24? We won't tell. Who might, but we won't. But we have a surprise for you, which you can tell there's many people in the audience who are dressed up in their best Gaga garb. And we've handed cards to a few people.

Speaker 1

00:57:46 - 00:57:49

So 1 of the people who got a card before the show came up.

Speaker 9

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And we're

Speaker 1

00:57:49 - 00:57:52

going to have you critique the best Lady Gaga

Speaker 7

00:57:52 - 00:58:00

of all. Oh, my goodness. Hi. Well, I can't really do you want to come in here?

Speaker 9

00:58:06 - 00:58:07

Hi. Can

Speaker 3

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I hug

Speaker 6

00:58:07 - 00:58:08

all of you?

Speaker 7

00:58:08 - 00:58:11

That's really good. Hello.

Speaker 2

00:58:14 - 00:58:19

Thank you.

Speaker 7

00:58:21 - 00:58:28

Thank you. Hi. Hello. This is interesting. It's very Yves Saint Laurent.

Speaker 7

00:58:28 - 00:58:36

In the 60s. Wow. That's heavy. Nice boots. Hi.

Speaker 7

00:58:37 - 00:58:47

Nice to meet you. You look beautiful. Hi. You know what's so funny? Is when I was on my first record label.

Speaker 7

00:58:47 - 00:58:48

Go ahead, you can go back. I'm sorry.

Speaker 1

00:58:48 - 00:58:50

She's like. When I was on my first record label, go ahead, you

Speaker 7

00:58:50 - 00:59:17

can go back, I'm sorry. When I was on my first record label, Def Jam, not to bring up a sour story, but I sent all of the employees at Def Jam disco balls that I pan painted myself like that, except I wrote Gaga all over them. And I sent them huge bags of candy from the dollar store. With these disco balls that had my name on it. And I got dropped like a month later.

Speaker 7

00:59:19 - 00:59:43

But I just remember someone called and told me that everybody in the office was like, who sent all these gummy worms and disco balls that say Gaga? I hand-painted those suckers. Every 1 of them. Okay. Well, this is very good.

Speaker 7

00:59:43 - 01:00:11

And this is very good because it looks almost exactly like my Terry Mugler inspired outfit from the Fame Ball, the very first Fame Ball. This is amazing because it looks just like the telephone video. However, I have to say that the mark of a true Gaga fan is always thinking forward, and that is you. -$WHOA! -$WHOA!

Speaker 7

01:00:13 - 01:00:33

It's very detailed. It's very detailed. The ponytail looks perfect. The shoulder pads, you did a nice job with the duct tape. And that is exactly, It took me an hour to get my makeup done for that.

Speaker 7

01:00:33 - 01:00:40

And it's 15 minutes, see? That's a real glamour girl. Well, congratulations.

Speaker 12

01:00:41 - 01:00:42

Thank you so much.

Speaker 1

01:00:42 - 01:00:52

You are the winner. Thank you, guys. And as you heard, Gaga's performing in Oakland tonight. So all of our couture competition people here on stage will all get a pair of tickets to the concert tonight.

Speaker 7

01:00:54 - 01:01:12

And here, you can have the writing cup. You look really, really wonderful. That actually, that set up was, just to explain it a little bit, Rico, who's in the video with me, he has the same, he's tattooed that way.

Speaker 15

01:01:12 - 01:01:13

I read that last night.

Speaker 7

01:01:13 - 01:01:36

Yeah, that's really, he's really tattooed that way and I asked him, you know, when we were on the set, I said, why did you get, it's kind of like a weird, funny question, but why did you tattoo yourself this way? And he said, bazooka gum. I said, what do you mean, bazooka gum? And he said, well, you know how bazooka gum comes with a stick on tattoos? He said, I really liked them, and I loved punk rock when I was a kid.

Speaker 7

01:01:36 - 01:02:04

So I just used to listen to punk rock and put bazooka gum tattoos on. So I tattooed my face like this. So that's why we chew bubble gum in the video. But I wanted to tribute Rico because I believe what this look represented to me was that I will not allow society or critics dictate my beauty. I tell you what I believe is beautiful about me.

Speaker 7

01:02:04 - 01:02:29

Every person defines their own beauty for themselves. So that's what that makeup represents to me, is that Rico was defining who he is in an artistic way and not relying on society to tell him what makes him valuable. So you look fabulous. She's coming to the show?

Speaker 1

01:02:29 - 01:02:31

Yes, they're all coming to the show.

Speaker 2

01:02:31 - 01:02:31

All

Speaker 7

01:02:31 - 01:02:33

right. You're going to fit right in.

Speaker 1

01:02:34 - 01:02:48

And they are not the only people who are coming. So we have 40 more of these cards taped to the bottom of seats. So if you look under your seat, you get a pair of tickets to the Gaga concert tonight. Woo! Woo!

Speaker 1

01:02:48 - 01:02:50

Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo! Woo!

Speaker 1

01:02:51 - 01:03:15

Woo! There are instructions on the back as to how to pick up the t-shirt. It's so cute. And just so no 1 leaves empty handed, we actually have special edition Google Goes Gaga t-shirts for everyone here. They are in Benghazi in building 43, starting at 3 o'clock.

Speaker 1

01:03:15 - 01:03:22

So they're there now. So you can stop either on your way, on your way leaving. And I just want to say a big thank you. A thank you to the House of Gaga for making this

Speaker 6

01:03:22 - 01:03:23

happen. Thank you.

Speaker 1

01:03:24 - 01:03:38

Thank you. There have been an unbelievable number of people here at Google who have helped out, but mainly Andrew Schulte, who is 1 of Gaga's college mates, along with Trish Kross and

Speaker 7

01:03:38 - 01:03:48

Jack Pale. Some of you don't know this, but Andrew was an RA at Third North where I went to college, and he wrote me up for drinking in my room.

Speaker 1

01:03:52 - 01:03:53

And she came to Google anyway.

Speaker 7

01:03:55 - 01:03:58

So we go way back, Google.

Speaker 1

01:04:00 - 01:04:04

And I just want to say a huge thank you to you, from all of us, and from your fans. Thank you so much for being here today.

Speaker 6

01:04:28 - 01:04:29

Thank you.

Speaker 4

01:04:43 - 01:05:35

This is the This The Manifesto of Mother Monster. On Goat, a government-owned alien territory in space, a birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place. But the birth was not finite, it was infinite. As the womb snumbered, and the mitosis of the future began, It was perceived that this infamous moment in life is not temporal, it is eternal. And thus began the beginning of the new race, a race within the race of humanity, A race which bears no prejudice, no judgment, but boundless freedom.

Speaker 4

01:05:37 - 01:06:40

But on that same day, as the Eternal Mother hovered in the multiverse, another more terrifying birth took place, the birth of evil. And as she herself split into 2, rotating in agony between 2 ultimate forces, the pendulum of choice began its dance. It seems easy, you imagine, to gravitate instantly and unwaveringly towards good. But she wondered, how can I protect something so perfect without evil?

Speaker 7

01:06:54 - 01:06:56

It doesn't matter if you love

Speaker 4

01:06:56 - 01:07:09

him or capital H-I-M. I am. I am. I am. Just put your paws up because you were born this way, baby.

Speaker 3

01:07:21 - 01:07:26

My mama told me when I was young We're all born superstars

Speaker 2

01:07:28 - 01:07:31

She rolled my hair, Put my lipstick on

Speaker 3

01:07:32 - 01:07:34

In a glass of purple dry

Speaker 2

01:07:36 - 01:08:20

There's nothing wrong with loving who you are She said, cause he made you perfect, babe So hold your head up, girl, and you'll go far There's an amulet of shame I'm beautiful in my way Just try, make no mistakes I'm on the right track Baby, I was born this way Don't hide, still believe, breathe Just love yourself and you'll see I'm on the right track Baby, I was born this way Born this way Oh, there ain't no other way Baby, I was born this way Baby, I was born this way Don't

Speaker 8

01:08:22 - 01:08:23

be a drag, just

Speaker 9

01:08:23 - 01:08:24

be a queen. Don't be a drag, just be a

Speaker 8

01:08:24 - 01:08:27

queen Don't be a drag, just be a queen Don't be a drag, just be a

Speaker 2

01:08:27 - 01:08:30

queen Don't be a drag, just

Speaker 3

01:08:30 - 01:08:36

be a queen Give yourself prudence and love your friends Subway can't rejoice the truth

Speaker 2

01:08:38 - 01:08:40

In the religion of the

Speaker 3

01:08:40 - 01:08:52

insecure I must be myself, respect my youth A different law is not a sin Believe capital H, I am

Speaker 2

01:08:53 - 01:09:28

I know my novel of this friendhood end Me, I'm more different, play by eyes I'm beautiful in my way cause God makes no mistakes I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way Don't hide yourself and regret, just love yourself and yourself I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way Oh, there ain't no other way, baby, I was born this way Baby, I was born this way Oh, there ain't no other way, baby, I was born

Speaker 8

01:09:39 - 01:09:55

Don't be a drag, just be a queen Whether you're broke or evergreen You're black, white, base, chola, descent You're Lebanese, you're orient Whether life's disabilities left you outcast Believer teased, Rejoice and love yourself today Cause baby, you were born this way No

Speaker 3

01:09:55 - 01:09:59

matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgender life I'm

Speaker 2

01:09:59 - 01:10:03

on the right track, Baby, I was born to survive No matter

Speaker 3

01:10:03 - 01:10:06

black, white, or beige Should I or orient made I'm

Speaker 2

01:10:06 - 01:10:09

on the right track Baby, I was born

Speaker 3

01:10:09 - 01:10:12

to be brave Now that I'm on my way God got

Speaker 2

01:10:12 - 01:10:48

me to understand I'm on the right track Baby, I was born this way Don't let yourself be afraid Just love yourself and yourself I'm on the right track baby, I was born this way

Speaker 4

01:10:57 - 01:11:02

Same DNA But born this way

Speaker 3

01:11:05 - 01:11:06

Same DNA

Speaker 4

01:11:09 - 01:11:10

But born this way

Speaker 9

01:11:30 - 01:11:30

you