Lady Gaga Explains Why She Left Los Angeles

Terry Richardson

Plus, she says she’s never had plastic surgery and explains her strange, protruding bones at the Grammys.

Lady Gaga didn't last very long in Los Angeles.

"I had all these No. 1 records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture?" she tells the May issue of Harper's Bazaar (on stands April 26).

But it didn't work out.

"I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately," she says. "I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars."

Gaga also (kind of) explains her bizarre, protruding shoulder bones at the Grammys (which were visible after she hatched from an egg).

"I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have," she says. "I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”
"I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me," she adds.