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Lady Gaga won’t talk to media ‘for a very long time’

Lady Gaga. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

In an interview that aired Sunday, Lady Gaga told Oprah Winfrey that she does “not intend to speak to anyone for a very long time.” And by “anyone” she means the media.

This media blackout is a part of the singer’s creative process and extends into her private life.

“The newest thing I do is I don’t read a [darn] thing,” Gaga told Oprah. “No press, no television. If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about...?’ [Gaga hangs up an invisible phone.] I don’t want to know nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. . . . I shut it all off.”

This is probably for the best. Instead of letting people go (further?) into Gaga overload, she’s taken a step back. Remember what the singer did at this year’s Grammys? No? That’s because she skipped the red carpet, didn’t perform and basically stayed out of the spotlight. (To be fair, she still wore a typically insane outfit.)

In addition to working on her new album and preparing for an overseas tour, she’s opted to focus on her Born This Way Foundation, which Oprah helped launch this month.

But it’s not just members of the media whom Gaga doesn’t want to chat with. Apparently, she doesn’t like talking to other famous people either.

This was, she said, one perk of wearing a dress made out of raw meat to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards: When it began to stink, everyone left her alone.

“I kind of liked it,” Gaga said. “I don’t like talking to celebrities. . . . So I figured if it stinks they won’t come close.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Gaga talked about having kids (“I want a soccer team”), being bullied (“Sometimes I feel worthless”) and showed off her New York City apartment with her mother. Read about the interview over at OWN.


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