Lady Gaga knew she would never be a “career girl” or a “good wife”.
The American singer is considered to have revolutionised the music industry with her unique blend of electro pop and controversial music promos, as well as becoming a major fashion icon thanks to her boundary-pushing outfits.
The star says she always knew she would be different, and could never envisage herself as a housewife or office worker, even though she came from a background where woman followed that path.
“My destiny was to be a smart career girl who’d become a good wife. But I knew I couldn’t live like that,” she told the British edition of OK! magazine.
The 24-year-old songstress admits partying in New York’s underground club scene taught her a fair amount about the wild lifestyle. She explains how becoming the bohemian she is today involved challenging previous notions and concepts which had been instilled in her.
“By 15, I was out in New York clubbing and I fell in love with a different way of life. A year later I was on stage performing filthy, dirty metal numbers. I learnt to be outrageous! I wanted to get noticed so I’d set my hair on fire and wear hardly any clothes,” she explained.
“I pushed myself to every limit because to me it was all about art. I learnt to reject everything I’d ever known and it was so liberating. I wasn’t making any money and I was working eight jobs to pay my rent but I was living how I wanted. I was becoming free.”