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Lady Gaga revealed a secret today on The Howard Stern Show that she had been keeping, she was once raped by a music executive when she was a ‘naive’ 19-year-old fresh out of high school. Stern and Gaga were discussing her music, and her performance at the SXSW show in March, which included a vomit painter.
“What I thought was, 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 could put a female on, you know, 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 can degrade myself, and look how beautiful it is when I do.'”
The Stern asked about the rape reference she just made.”Were you raped by a record producer? Was that what happened to you?” Gaga tried to divert the conversation but then Stern said added, “It’s a serious topic. When you talk about depression and pain, and you’re talking about rape, and you’re talking about producers who have done things to you…You said you barely got into a studio where you weren’t in a weird, dangerous situation,” he began. “I feel like you were raped by someone. I think that’s what you’re saying.”
Gaga said, “You know, I went through some horrific things. I’m able to laugh now because I’ve gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy to heal over the years. My music’s been wonderful for me. But, you know, 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?'”
THEN Kesha’s lawyer Mark Geragos tweeted , “Guess who the rapist was?” Someone tweeted if it was producer Dr. Luke, and Geragos said, “#bingo.” Well Gaga’s rep told TMZ the accusation is just not true. “It’s absolutely not true. The Dr. Luke lawsuit is utterly incomprehensible. This simply isn’t true and how dare someone take advantage of such a sensitive matter.”
Luke’s rep tells TMZ, “Mark Geragos’ statement is completely false and defamatory. Luke met Lady Gaga twice for less than half an hour total in those two meetings combined.” The rep adds, “He has never been alone with her and never touched her. Neither meeting was in that time frame reported.”
Wow…this just got even crazier!
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