Lady Gaga On Critics: ‘They Want To See Me Fail’

Much-Anticipated '60 Minutes' Interview To Air Sunday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The first single off the album of Manhattan-born artist Lady Gaga hit the airwaves Friday ahead of her 60 Minutes interview set to air on CBS this Sunday.

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, released the title track “Born This Way,” which immediately drew comparisons to Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”

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Gaga taped a 60 Minutes profile with Anderson Cooper while on tour in London, Milan and New York. In the interview, which can be seen at 7 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS 2, the Grammy award winner said she was well aware that the more famous she gets, the bigger target she becomes.

“They want to see me fail. They want to see me fall on stage. They want to see me vomiting out of a nightclub. Isn’t that the age we live in?” Gaga mused.

Gaga, who attended Convent of the Sacred Heart on the Upper East Side, also joked with Cooper when asked how she prefers to be addressed.

Cooper: “What should I call you? Do I call you Lady? Do I call you Gaga, Lady Gaga?”

Lady Gaga: “Call me Gaga.”

Cooper: “Does anyone call you Stefani?”

Lady Gaga: “Yes some people do – especially in bed.”

Gaga is nominated for six awards at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, including album of the year.  The Grammy Awards can be seen at 8 p.m. ET this Sunday on CBS 2.

  • len

    i don’t care if you fail—just go away.

  • Anthony Perone


  • James

    This is the serious, hardhitting journalism we’ve come to expect from Anderson Cooper. Tackling the big important issues, that’s why he gets such good ratings.

  • pookie

    Can’t be easy being born with both sets of tools

  • J. Paul Getty

    She’ll be looking like Winehouse pretty soon …

  • john smith

    as a 62 year old guy…. I think :”Gaga” has the World at her fingertips. Why does she need The Grammies. That sort of sounds like a Bunch of backdoor hippies and a tin s=whistle. She’s got sime class.

    • Lionhearted

      Dear John, It’s called marketing!!!….she has a new album coming out, what better way to advertise it than to appear on a show watched by millions of music lovers.
      GO GAGA!!!

  • Abel

    Easy to see why (it) chooses feminine attire. If (it) were dressed as a man, he’d be ONE UGLY SUCKER!….LOLOL

    • Hairy

      Pretty ugly as it is.

    • Balkandeputy

      He already is one ugly sucker…Whoa which one are you talking about?

  • Kenny West

    “Want to see her fail?” I think that is a veiled referrence to what Rush said about Obama. I liked some fo her music (a little) before she started spouting her far-left politcal claptrap.

  • p3orion

    What a pair! Anderson Cooper and “Lady” Gaga, two no-talent hacks both trying desperately to be relevant.

    • frank

      gaga has talent, that there is no denying the other one I agree with you

      • b.mclane

        Sorry, but there is nothing new about GAGA. She does redux well but Grace Slick, Annie Lennox, Patti Labelle ( hair and outfits) and Madonna have all done the GAGA act long before Stephani decided to freak her way to fame. They all knew too a good dance beat could make you famous for at least 15 minutes in the music business. In 15 years will anyone remember Gaga??? I think not.

      • len

        ‘talent’ is subjective–and plenty that came beore gaga have had MORE talent, minus the freakshow theatrics.

  • Ludwig Van

    just weak-minded rehash. pop music=puke music
    gagaga blablablablablabla

  • Mayberrykid

    Rubbage! One news medium promoting another with news garbage! Thanks
    for nothing Aroana H.

  • bo1921

    Well, I guess Anderson won’t be calling her Stefani.

    • attila_the_huney

      ..hilarious..good one.

    • johneb

      This might be a “woman” that could yank Anderson’s Anderson’s crank…

    • SB 1070

      AWESOME!!! LOL!

    • pjd


    • tony

      You’re making some assumptions about Coopers gender and orientation.

      • mondo

        the only assumption i’m making is that cooper’s orientation is face down.

  • Flannigan

    People don’t want to see Lady Gaga fail.

    They want to see if you have a “thingy” down there!

  • DanTe

    I love Lady Gaga. Her music is original and her outrageous fashion is so much fun.

    I wish her all the best and hope she does really well at the Grammys.

    • texMex

      so there is a mama gaga!!

  • Masood11


    I am not agree with Lady Gaga’s speech. I don’t understand that she saying people want’s her fail. But who is people? But I think who’s performances is good she will win The Grammy Awards 2011. It’s simple.

    Go to the link and see exclusive video footage.

  • Troy Delfinna

    yeah- Anderson Cooper’s selection of “news” topics is ahhhhhm…..limp-wristed, to say the least.

  • happy flyer

    Amazing virulent vitriol. I like her, and I’m mature enough to not be swayed by you little pansies out there.

  • Rick

    Dale Bozzio of Missing persons called, she wants her schtick back…

    • Rotte

      Okay: best comment ever.

    • RejectJunkMusic

      Thank you! Madonna, too.

    • KMandingo

      True! Outstanding – she is a rip-off.

  • Hank Warren

    The egyptians should beat Anderson again for interviewing this talentless loser. Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Jersey Shore, all distractions. As the Mainstream Media creates illusions, the US gov’t (and their corp. friends),start more illegal wars, ban books like “America Deceived II” and bail out banks.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

    • Lionhearted

      The only talentless loser is Hank Warren who is JEALOUS….of a Lady’s success…..for you that must be the American way!

    • x'schild

      The Egyptians beat Anderson?! On the show the next day and not a mark on him. The guys on Fox really did get beat by Egyptians. Had the Holy Cr_p beat out of them. Required medical care. to my knowledge Coop did not even require medical care. Takes me back to Jerry Rivers stageing a shootout while on Fox during Desert Storm. Makes for ratings you see. GaGa on Cooper, one weido meeting another weirdo. Ratings.

  • Peter North

    She’ll be irrelevent in 2 years, if she’s not already….

    • F.J. Leghorn

      Love your videos, dude!

    • washclothanybody?

      say it, don’t spray it peter.

  • MT

    Wash, Rinse, Repeat. This woman never looks clean. She could be wearing a 10K outfit, she still looks grimy. Sorry, we don’t have to wish for you to fail, she will fail by default because hit records are like a gumball machine… sooner or later, the hits stop coming.

    Just ask: Whitney, Britney, Micheal, and Sting. Personally, I’ll be happy to see this tatted up gutter mouth out of the limelight.

  • Fearless Bystander

    Just another freak show like “Tiny Tim” was in the early ’70s. It’s no longer politically correct for the deformed and grotesque to exhibit themselves in sideshows, but I guess it’s OK to do it in videos and concerts. The same people who would have paid their quarter to gawk at the Lizard Boy 75 years ago are now fans of Lady Gaga.

    • pjd

      Agree w/Fearless Bystander. I want to know who puts these freaks out there as bad examples for children and other immature people to mindlessly idolize? The money-hungry people behind these crimes against Western civilization need to be held accountable. Parents who allow their children to be brainwashed by sex, drugs and rock and roll should have custody taken away.

    • SB 1070

      She looks like Tiny Tim’s daughter…or son.

  • Big Al

    This is clearly the highlight of Cooper’s career! At least Gaga didn’t punch him in the head…

    • pjd

      Good one, Big Al. Did anyone notice Cooper never had a mark on him from the “10 hits attack”? Egypt’s failure was in not tearing the US propagandists aka “journalists” apart. Bravely, Cooper hid out and then ran back into the arms of some guy and Lady Gag-a-maggot..

      • flangegpp

        He had a Mark on him, plus Tom and Gary and Bruce.

  • short red hair

    Oh Stef, the stories I could tell from our Sacred Heart days … but I am over that and I have finally come to forgive you. It took many years of therapy, but I am finally able to wish you well and continued success. I will contact you privately.

    • what's the point

      Oh cool, you are claiming to know lady gaga to get some response on here. She’ll never read this but anonymously name dropping is real cool anyway.

      • PO'ed!

        i agree – is there any way to track her IP address? i love lady gaga and this B—- is full of garbanzo beans. i think if we can get her IP then we can cause some havoc, right?

  • B-Chan

    The Japanese writing on her arm says “Little Monster”.

    • Bo Bouffett


  • Dwight E. Howell

    As for me, she’s wrong. I just don’t want to see or hear anything about her. She’s boring. Her style reminds me of a four year old in drag. Amusing in a child, blah in an adult.

  • Rick


    • saruxn

      Thank you for a common sense story!
      ew,My best friend ,she just has announced her wedding with a millionaire young man !they know each other via —–Affluent’Love. ‘℃’○M–. is the largest and best club for wealthy people and their admirers to chat online. …you don’t have to be rich there ,but you can meet one ,maybe you wanna check it out or tell your friends !

  • coopersateabaggingqueen

    I wonder if that old tea-bagging queen Anderson Cooper asked her for any tips on make up or how to keep his man interested in bed.

  • Thomas

    Much anticipated? Who the hell cares?

  • Mackaarina

    GaGa should grow up and get a real job. The future of our country is in the hands of our youth that think that she is their goal in life?? This is a snickness that we will never recover from. Idolizing someone that is mentally ill.

  • Keats

    A 30 year old mother and librarian from the farmlands of Ohio loves “Gaga”? What do you like best? The Sadomasochism? The mass murder and killing of pets depicted in her videos? The perverted and blatant sexual writhing of a clueless and ignorant young girl who is most likely mentally ill and at the least evil impersonated – as she fills young minds with filth? Remind me not to come the “farmlands of Ohio.”

  • kentex1146

    At a very early age, she looked in the mirror and freaked out.

    So the ‘Gaga’ routine was created to cover up one ugly broad.

    A wakes up in the morning next to her with his arm underneath her pillow and chews it off so that she won’t wake up as he’s fleeing the scene of a terrible accident.

  • clam fist

    I have to listen again. Didn’t hear the Madonna in it.

  • callie

    ugly and a real pig

  • old school

    Another tired and boring side show freak with no identifiable talents except being odd. The sheeple worship and bray about her but can’t figure out why the rest of the world hates us?? Get a life…

  • marketing arizona

    At least she can sing

  • rfl68

    Total Dale Bozio rip off and a skank

  • Bo Bouffett

    I dont need to see her fail or fall. Thing is in 30 years, she will be forgotten just as so many novelty acts before her.

  • Gibbs Bentley

    “There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.” ~ Louis Armstrong

    911essentials dot com

  • Becki

    I love Lady GaGa.. I’m a 30-something wife/mother who works in a library and is from the farmlands in Ohio, so you don’t have to be really young or live in a big city to be inspired by her. She is everything that is “out there” and she does it well. She’s talented, sprited, shocking, funny, a lil strange (thats why we love her), and yet underneath it all, she’s still Stephanie… got to love it! Like Fern said, thats much better than the Hiltons and Lohans in the world.

    • jryd

      you need to get out of the library. She should stick to singing and keep her worthless political opinions to herself. Go wear meat to your next library gig.

      • happy flyer

        Eat some more meat jryd, and let your bottom be constipated like your neck-up.

    • jslab129

      By library you mean an Adult book Store, right?

    • libiwthiq

      You left out that she’s dumber than a box of mud.

  • Ivan Khodorkovsky

    she very demanding in bed. have size requirement (very big) and man cannot complete first or she get very mad. she get mad to me also. was not the fun time and yelling to me as i leave. gaga show was good singing though for some lighting that i do.


    WHAT A SKANK! ! ! !

  • fern

    She shocks the people of the moral majority, she has an attitude, she took a stand of marriage equality, and that’s good enough for me.
    Much better than the Hiltons and Lohans of this world.

  • Mr. Lovejoy

    So what are we looking at here?

    Wood floor? Landing strip? Hitler mustache? Triangle? Earth mama?

  • ebenezer whoopie

    That is a swell looking young tomato. So, she sings songs? I wonder if she knows how to sing Stormy Weather or Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy?

    • russ1449

      I’ll betcha she does.

  • Robert

    How is her childhood church relevant to the story? I don’t know if i would prefer it was a lazy filler to stretch the article or Christianity being pushed down my throat.

    • RelaxOK

      It’s just to show the irony of such a provocative artist and her Catholic school upbringing…no one is pushing anything down your throat

    • Lucifer

      Robert, you don’t need to worry about Christianity being pushed down your throat, as you say, because you’re already standing near the gates of Hell, buddy.

    • snarfblatt

      Maybe there’s something ELSE you’d like pushed down your throat??

    • joel

      MAN! Are you stupid! What a mindless piece of garbage. Did you think that remark up all by yourself? Gee, how original. Too bad they aren’t shoving global warming, liberal/socialist presidents, and Al Gorp down your throat. Huh, bright boy?

  • Bubis

    she says NYC was her start. I was all over clubland for 16 years…never heard of her…just a girl inspired by club kids drag queens and transvestites…great but not an amazing display of originality….

    • bw

      I was a NYC club kid – i knew her! I saw her when she was a nobody in clubs!

      • happy flyer

        what’s the relevance of that shining nugget?

  • ginger

    mom is 90years old …she knows lady gaga…smiles and talks about her with glee…then she keeps quiet and has this smile on her face as if she is imaging her on stage..she can barely see now and hear but she sways her head to Alejandro….and asks..who is fernando?

  • angelina

    Lady Gaga don’t worry about it . I like you and millions of others do. There are lots of jelouse envious people out there and that’s just reality….you made your mark and please continue doing what you doing….

    • annie

      lol jelouse? Jesus Christ learn how to spell please. You gaga fans are beyond stupid.

      • Dave

        You gotta learn how to get a a life lady. Try taking a cooking class, yoga something. If you got nothing to do but spread cyber hate, mock people, and call them stupid then you must be really unhappy with your life. Sad, bitter people. Poor Annie.

      • Jack

        Um, Dave, so you’re against “cyber hate,” but you tell women with whom you disagree to “try taking a cooking class.” Real classy, you hypocritical idiot.

      • twan jim

        Cyber hate? How about real hate, you know, the kind you spread by determining what people can say or think, get real, idiot.

    • happy flyer

      I’m with you angelina. I ‘preciate those that ‘preciate other people, I ‘preciate… what’re ya doin’ tonight?

  • argyle

    I don’t want to see her fail. I want to see her in the buff :)

    • jryd

      just wait til the meat falls off

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