Lady Gaga is a global superstar, but that isn’t news to anyone who’s been following her career for years. Ever since her first album, The Fame, was released in 2008, she’s been making waves for her bold style and even bolder opinions.
For anyone who wasn’t aware of just how long Gaga has been making headlines, an old interview has resurfaced that shows that she’s never been afraid of stirring the pot.
In a 2009 interview, Lady Gaga calls out a sexist interviewer who asked her if she was being too “provocative.”
The video resurfaced when the fan account @LGMonsterFacts posted it and wrote:
10 years ago today, Lady Gaga shut down a sexist interviewer after he tried to diminish her music and videos for being too provocative. Now that was a clapback!
10 years ago today, Lady Gaga shut down a sexist interviewer after he tried to diminish her music and videos for being too provocative. Now that was a clapback! pic.twitter.com/jvQldVQtc1— Lady Gaga Facts (@LGMonsterFacts) July 26, 2019
The interviewer asks Gaga if she was scared “her provocative lyrics would overshadow her talent.”
Now, any fan of Gaga knows that the star has never shied away from being true to herself, no matter what the response is from the public. In fact, the more buzz she creates, the better.
So when the interviewer asked Gaga if she was worried about her provocative lyrics, Gaga answered with the most epic clap back.
I’m not scared… Are you scared?
You see, if I was a guy and I was sitting here with a cigarette in my hands grabbing my crotch talking about how I make music because I like fast cars and f**king girls, you’d call me a rock star.
But when I do it in my music and video because I’m a female and I make pop music, you’re judgmental and say it’s distracting. I’m just a rock star.
With her answer to the interviewer, Gaga both stood up for herself and took a truly feminist stance.
She pointed out the fact that she shouldn’t be treated any differently than male musicians would be treated, something that her fans are loving on Twitter.
when she says “i’m just a rockstar” at the end.. i felt that
— bitter boy (@boybitterxo) July 26, 2019
How can you not stan her? 😍
— Catagory is: CHEESECAKE (@GeoduckErection) July 26, 2019
this is why we stan
— samuel (@kxtys_witness) July 26, 2019
Gaga has and always will be a legend, and this resurfaced video is just some of the evidence.