Monday Morning Shocker: Pantless wonder Lady GaGa used to be a stripper.
Lady GaGa has revealed that, before she shot to the top of the charts with her funky single “Let’s Dance,” she worked as one of those other ladies of the night, stripping and swinging on poles all over the Tri-State area.
We could hardly believe it either! Who would have thought someone with such a prim and proper stage act would have a background in the sex industry?
“I was working in strip clubs when I was 18,” the singing star dishes in an interview with Fabulous Magazine. “Girls from my background weren’t meant to turn into someone like me,” she adds.
“I come from a wealthy Italian family, went to a good school [she was at the same super-rich Manhattan Catholic girls’ school – Convent Of The Sacred Heart – as Paris Hilton],” GaGa explains. “You’re meant to live with Mom and Dad until they die. I went against all I was brought up to be; I moved out of home, wouldn’t take any help from my parents [her internet entrepreneur dad and his business partner wife] and supported myself with waitressing jobs and stripping.”
It was around this time she began using drugs heavily.
She says, “My act was pretty wild. I’d wear black leather and dance to Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses and Faith No More. Very rock ‘n’ roll. I don’t like to talk about it too much but there were drugs, serious drugs,” she says. “I wouldn’t want to inspire other people to do the same.”
Nonetheless, Lady GaGa doesn’t regret her past as a stripper.
“I discovered a real personal freedom through it….I was drawing huge crowds, setting hairspray alight on stage and dancing madly…I have a strong sense of my own sexuality. I love the naked human body and I have huge body confidence.”