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Lady Gaga on her alternative career: 'I would have been a combat journalist'

House of Gucci star also reveals in new interview that she looked for evidence of another insurrection before the Presidential inauguration

2021-11-03

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Wiki

Lady Gaga has revealed she was doing some investigative work before the inauguration of President Joe Biden in January this year, checking for evidence of another insurrection.

The ‘Rain On Me’ singer also said in a new interview that were she not the person we all know and love, she would have been a combat journalist. Never mind a detective!

She furthermore referred to singing at the inauguration in Washington, D.C. as “one of the proudest days of my whole life.”

"I would have been a combat journalist"

Discussing the event in her interview with British Vogue, Gaga said: "Singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress. I don’t know if people know this about me, but if I weren’t who I am today, I would have been a combat journalist.

"That was one of my dreams. When I was at the Capitol, the day before the inauguration, I remember walking around and looking for evidence of the insurrection."

The pop star also said of her iconic 2020 album Chromatica, that it came from a "black hole in my heart."

"I don’t think I’ve ever been in more pain in my life than I was making that record," she said. "It’s very hard for me to listen to. It’s very hard for me to sing those songs, but it’s not because they’re not amazing, wonderful songs."

 
 
 
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But the experience, she went on to say, reminded her to speak about kindness and compassion. “Whoever’s listening: I love you, and if you’re in pain, I promise you it will get better," she told readers.

The Oscar-winner also discussed her role in the upcoming film House of Gucci, revealing she lived as her character, Patrizia Reggiani, for a year and a half, using an accent for nine months.

House of Gucci will be available in UK cinemas from 26 November.

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