Wanna Be The Biggest Pop Star in the World? Go to Catholic School!

“A couple times, she came to the studio in sweatpants, and I said, ‘Really, Stef?’ ” says Fusari. “ ‘What if I had Clive Davis in here today? I should call the session right now. Prince doesn’t pick up ice cream at the 7-Eleven looking like Chris Rock. You’re an artist now. You can’t turn this on and off.’ ”

The problem was that she didn’t know how to turn it on: Though she wanted to be a star, she didn’t have a clear idea of what a star was, or where the main currents in pop culture were flowing. It was at this point that she began her serious study. Gaga picked up a biography of Prince, started shopping at American Apparel, and became entranced by aughties New Age bible The Secret, according to friends. As a Catholic-school girl, she interpreted Fusari’s remarks as a signal to cut her skirts shorter and make them tighter, until one day they totally disappeared: All that was left were undies, sometimes with tights underneath.

Comments

  1. notrelatedtoted says

    No one is safe from Lady Gaga.

  2. Cubeland Mystic says

    I've not practiced gagafication of any kind. However I really identified with this quote.

    ". . .is that in art, as in music, there’s a lot of truth—and then there’s a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that the audience falls in love."

    Let me restate it as it applies to my profession.

    ". . . is that in computer science, as in music, there’s a lot of truth—and then there’s a lie. The geek is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that senior management falls in love."

    She is wise. I think this axiom applies to lawyers too.

  3. Really makes me proud to share Sacred Heart alum status with her. Yeah…

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