Is Lady Gaga egging her critics on?
After arriving at Sunday's Grammy Awards in a womb-like vessel, the 24-year-old pop star phoned into Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Tuesday to explain her bizarre entrance.
"I was in there for about 72 hours. It was a very creative experience," Gaga (real name: Stefani Germanotta) said. "It was time for me to really prepare and think about the meaning of the song and get prepared for the performance. I really wanted to be born on stage."
"The creative vessel was helpful for me to stay focused. We had it backstage so that I was able to really stay in this sort of creative, embryonic incubation," she explained. "This is what I do, Ryan. I'm so passionate about this record and the meaning of the album."
Though her latest single has already claimed the No. 1 spot on iTunes, Gaga told Seacrest, 36, she's already planning for the next phase of the Born This Way era.
"The next single is called 'Judas' and that will be out a couple of weeks before the album. I did that record with RedOne, who is so amazing," she raved.
Other songs on the album include "Marry the Night" and "Government Hooker," as well as Gaga's favorite track, "Hair," which she described as "a club record with this Bruce Springsteen vibe to it."
"When I create music, I see music as sort of a wall of sounds and colors. Every song sort of bears this hue and this color to it, and that's how I end up ultimately creating the performances," the singer said. "That was one of my most favorite things at the Grammys, the color palate of the stage. I just thought it was so beautiful and that's really how I see the song."
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