Lady GaGa has ensured her meteoric rise to fame with her beyond catchy electro pop tunes, pop-art inspired videos, avant garde fashion, strong vocals and ability to play instruments, love of her fans or 'little monsters' and her determined approach to take the 'female singer' mould, smash it and create something new.
Of course she is provactive, noticeable and sometimes shocking but this is why she is so successful. If her Monster Ball Tour featured GaGa sat on a piano all evening, undoubtedly the world would hardly be batting an eyelid. As it is, numerous costume changes, abundance of flesh, a NYC subway train, affectionately calling her little monsters 'motherfuckers' and of course the monster she battles among other things ensure she fills stadiums and halls night after night.
Here are GaGa's Top 5 most 'shocking moments'
1. Lady GaGa's bonkers brilliant fashion at MTV Video Music Awards 2009
GaGa's love of avant garde fashion seemed to have gotten a little of control at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, but her dramtic performance and outfits certainly held the attention of other celebrities and the worlds media.
Pic 1 GaGa in her seat: Hat - Philip Treacy. Dress- Jean Paul Gautier
Pic 2: GaGa accepts an award: Dress - Alexander McQueen Archive. Crown- Haus of GaGa
Pic 3: GaGa performs 'Paparazzi': Bodysuit and shoes- Haus of GaGa
Pic 4: GaGa infront of the media: Dress. Jean Paul Gautier
Pic 5: GaGa arrives at the MTV VMA's 09: Hat: Tour de Force. Mask and ring: House of blue eyes. Neck piece: Keko Hainswheeler. Belt: Atsuko Kudo. Dress: Jean Paul Gautier
Pictures and descriptions sourced via: Nicola Formichetti's Blog.
Normally outspoken, brash and rude (I love him) British presenter, Jonathan Ross was actually made to blush by Lady GaGa as she explained the reasoning behind her lyrics 'bluffing with my muffin' in her hit song 'Pokerface'. Ross was stunned into silence as GaGa told him that she was actually thinking of a female when she was making her sweet love with her ex boyfriend.
3. GaGa angers religious types with 'Alejandro' video
Perhaps GaGa's most provactive video to date has been 'Alejandro' directed by Steven Klein. GaGa appears as a Nun, proceeds to eat roseary beads and provactively dances in just her underwear (awesome). Katy ' I kissed a girl' Perry in particular took offence to the video and used Twitter to share her opinion, "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke". Perry then preceded to tweet a clip of her video for 'California Girls' with cream squirting from her breasts, classy.
4. GaGa falls in Heathrow airport
Sounds ordinary enough, GaGa falls over (bless her) but in true GaGa style at the time she was wearing a mesh vest/bra combo, lycra pants, leather chaps and the main culprits.. 'Nightmakers' by Noritaka Tatehana, a designer based out of Tokyo. The gravity defying 9" shoes can be bought for between $2,500-$4,000. They have become a firm favourite of GaGa's and she wears them all the time.
5. GaGa wears meat for Vogue Hommes Japan
Never shy from showing her flesh, GaGa stripped for Vogue Hommes Japan wearing just a meat bikini to hide her modesty. This of course attracted attention from animal rights organisation PETA who condemned her look saying,
"Lady Gaga's job is to do outlandish things, and this certainly qualifies as outlandish because meat is something you want to avoid putting on or in your body. No matter how beautifully it is presented, flesh from a tortured animal is flesh from a tortured animal".
On this occasion, I think PETA have a point.
What more can GaGa possibly get upto in the next six months? I can't wait to find out.
Love, SGS xoxo