Lady Gaga Harper’s Bazaar Magazine May 2011

Outre singing star Lady Gaga covers the May 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine sporting horn-like “bones” — the newest form of from pop’s most beloved walking fashion tragedy.

Gaga might adhere protrusions to her arms and face, but she’s never permanently altered her body.

“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification,” the multiplatinum-selling singer told the style mag. “And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery? I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.”

Gaga on Life in Los Angeles: “I had all these number-one records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture? I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately… I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.”

Gaga on How the Suicide Death of Designer Buddy Alexander McQueen Helped Shape Born This Way: “I think he planned the whole thing: Right after he died, I wrote ‘Born This Way.’ I think he’s up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing,” says Gaga, who record label made the decision to move the release of her album to May 23 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of McQueen’s death. “When I heard that, I knew he planned the whole damn thing. I didn’t even write the fucking song. He did!”

On Rumors: “I’m not engaged, and I’m not a drug addict, but thank you for asking.”

Harper’s Bazaar’s May edition arrives on newsstands on April 26. Be on the lookout for the release of Gaga’s anticipated new single, “Judas,” on Tuesday, April 19.

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