Those over-the-top outfits! Those lesbian makeouts! Those full-frontal video shots! Ever wonder how Lady Gaga got to be the racy, outrageous pop star we've come to know and adore? I was extremely lucky to get a glimpse into her not-so-distant history from the woman that still considers herself a friend and mentor to the artist born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta: none other than New York City DJ, performer and powerhouse personality Lady Starlight.

The star dropped by my office last week to tell me all about her happening new DJ residency at NYC's Royalton Hotel on Tuesday nights (from 8 p.m. - 12 a.m., so perfect before stepping out elsewhere!) and how our Lady got her start (pssst: It involves teeth, a g-string and a few dollars, natch).

Check out the interview above!