Lady Gaga Chats About Struggles with Femininity as Porter Cover Girl

"Being a woman is like a secondary part of my existence," she said.

Posted: 04/02/2014 12:38 PM EDT
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Lady Gaga

(Photo: Porter Magazine, April 2014)

Lady Gaga is gracing the cover of the latest issue of Net-a-Porter's magazine, Porter, and in it the often eccentric star talks about her femininity and how hard it's been for her to embrace her sexuality. In a behind-the-scenes video of the singer's photo shoot, which was done by Inez and Vinoodh, Lady Gaga explains how and why her femininity plays second fiddle to her music.

"You know my sexuality just doesn't play a very big part in my life like that. It's much more of an animalistic pure thing and I struggled with understanding it my whole life because I felt more connected to male artists, more connected to rock and roll, more connected to glam culture," she said. "Femininity, the way that I learned about it growing up, I just didn't feel comfortable in it."

Gaga goes on to explain how even when playing dress up with wigs, the styles that were more girly or pretty made her feel uneasy.

"I felt uncomfortable because that's just not how I see my music and there's a certain power in ignoring any sort of pretense about sexual orientation or gender. To me a canvas doesn't have a gender so if you're a vehicle you have to kind of annihilate any of those preconceived notions, but some people are really driven by their sexuality and it's part of who they are, it's not just for me. Being a woman is like a secondary part of my existence," she said.

"I'm much more concerned with my consciousness and knowing that I am my fans, my fans are me, we are each other," she continued. "All people are connected. If one person is sick, the whole world is sick. It's all about compassion and love."


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