Shot by Annie Leibovitz, a stunning Lady Gaga starts off Vanity Fair's 2012 covers with a bang! I love the reaffirmation that Gaga is always Gaga. This is my favorite Annie Leibovitz shoot in awhile. The last photo is probably one of my favorite Lady Gaga photos of all time. Just beautiful.
On finding happiness in love: “I have never felt truly cherished by a lover. I have an inability to know what happiness feels like with a man.”
On how she handles relationships: “I say this honestly, and this is my new thing as of the past year: when I fight with someone I’m in a relationship with, I think, What would my fans think if they knew this was happening? How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on? And then I get out.”
On being competitive in relationships: “Perhaps it’s a whose-dick-is-bigger contest. If I go to the piano and write a quick song and play it back, they are angry with how fast and effortless it is. That’s who I am, and I don’t apologize for it. But it’s a hideous place to be in when someone that you love has convinced you that you will never be good enough for anyone. I had a man say to me, ‘You will die alone in a house bigger than you know, with all your money and hit records, and you will die alone.”
On dating creative people: “I think what it really is, is that I date creative people. And I think that what intimidates them is not my purse; it’s my mind.”