Gaga performing “Princess Die” for the second time at last night’s show in Melbourne.
Writing or creating about yourself and for yourself can seem to be the most narcissistic thing an artist can do, but the heart is the most honest place, which is what makes Princess Die so beautiful and moving.
Lady Gaga performs a new song, “Princess Die” in Melbourne, Australia
Being a superstar means nothing. Being an artist means everything. It’s utterly tragic that she feels the way she does, but it is the catharsis of writing, in which she lives, that helps me live too. Gaga being private in public is probably the best and worst thing she does, because what people don’t realize is a ballad like Princess Die is intimate beyond the lyrics, and it hurts when it’s criticized or misunderstood. It makes you feel like you’re misunderstood. Remember that you are loved and live freely and compassionately, even when you don’t feel like you can.
“So bob your head for another dead blonde Whose real prince is in heaven She just wants to sleep
The final act of life will be in my own hands to do I’ll be a Princess Di and die with you”
Gaga performing “Hair” in Manila, Philippines and talking about the group of more than 300 people protesting her concert.
All of those kids all around the world who take their lives when they’re so young because they feel bullied or they’re afraid because they’re gay and don’t want to tell anybody… Don’t you think that some of us should fucking stand up for them and speak the goddamn truth? It’s true! It’s not about the music, it’s not about my clothes, it’s not about having hit records. It’s the fucking goddamn truth that people in the world need to be free and be proud of who they are.
I love her so much, but I’m so worried for her. I know she knows how hostile society can be, and she is by no means ignorant to the death threats people send her way, but the insanity of some people… I’m really scared she’ll die. She’s protesting against incredibly oppressive governments and religions, who do NOT believe in freedom but rather obedience and “guidance”. And they are willing to kill whomever happens to advocate “satanism”. I’m really scared someone will kill her. And it scares me that we live in a world where that is very much a possibility. Hundreds if not thousands of people are murdered because of some sort of hate, and right now she is the target of many incredibly mental people. Jakarta has terrorists who may try and infiltrate her concert and Manila has had protestors, and this endangers everyone attending. BECAUSE I SING PROVOCATIVE POP MUSIC I MUST WORSHIP THE DEVIL. BECAUSE I WEAR RADICAL FASHION I MUST LOVE SATAN.
BECAUSE I INSIST ON SEXUAL FREEDOM I MUST BE SATANIC.
BECAUSE I LOVE EVERYBODY AND ACCEPT EVERYBODY AND PUSH FOR EQUALITY AND HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD ABOUT LOVE AND UNITY, I. MUST. BE. THE. DEVIL.
Give peace a chance. Please don’t let her be a martyr like John Lennon.