Flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga ditched the music and switched to the media on Monday with a stint as a guest editor at the London headquarters of the global free newspaper network Metro. Widely regarded as the world’s biggest pop star, the 25-year-old New Yorker has also been busy promoting her second full-length studio album “Born This Way” which is available in stores on May 23rd.
Gaga arrived at Metro’s offices wearing pink hair in a beehive style, black high heels, fishnet stockings and a black brassiere-like top. “I’m sorry if my business attire is a little different” she joked as she shook hands with staff.
Gaga took charge of the morning editorial meeting, offering her opinion on a range of topics from bullying to the Japan earthquake to who her heroes are. She immediately set out her vision for the paper in her role as guest editor for the day, touching on themes she has already mentioned as part of her mission as an entertainer.
“I feel so privileged I get to make music every day,” she told staff. “If you have revolutionary potential you have a moral obligation to make the world a better place.”
Her new record is the follow-up to her 2008 debut album “The Fame”, which went on to sell more than 12 million copies and topped the charts. An extended play release “The Fame Monster” came out the following year.
Gaga has a huge and famously devoted fanbase around the world whom she calls her “little monsters”. In turn she refers to herself as “Mother Monster” whose every public appearance is a piece of performance art and outlandish fashion statement rolled into one, turning her into a cultural phenomenon as much as a musician. “I really appreciate the opportunity and it’s a wonderful chance for me to show the world that little monsters are not just a fan thing, but exist outside the music world altogether,” Gaga said of her editing activities at Metro.
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