“The World According to Gaga,” a recent T Magazine interview with — surprise! — Lady Gaga, provides a brief snapshot of the 23-year-old performer’s devotion to her fans, how she feels about M.A.C. Cosmetics and her new role alongside Cyndi Lauper as the mouthpiece for the company’s VIVA Glam campaign, and, of course, a few third-person references to highlight just a slice of the eccentricity that’s helped skyrocket her notoriety.
Unless you care about any of that, or just like to keep up with what’s going on in the music industry, the interview probably won’t interest you much. I’m sharing it because Gaga’s response to why she chose to leave her past behind stuck out for me and I think it might resonate with some of you: