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One of the world's most outspoken and controversial celebrities is about to enter a media blackout. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga told the media mogul that she will be taking a break from the press.
"Other than this interview, Oprah, I do not intend to speak to anyone for a very long time," Gaga says in her upcoming interview scheduled to air on Sunday. "No press, no television, if my mom calls and says, 'Did you hear about…’ I shut it all off.”
This is an interesting decision considering how much media attention Gaga relies on for not only her extreme persona but her brand new Born This Way Foundation, says The Hollywood Reporter.
It's not clear how avoiding the spotlight will affect her fledgling project. But even more important, will she keep tweeting? Lady Gaga just reached 20 million Twitter followers, a new milestone for the microblog, and those little monsters will need to be fed!
Another interesting bit about Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta) came from the interview, hosted in her childhood home in New York City. Mom Cynthia Germanotta admitted the megastar's parents are a bit concerned for their daughter's mental health.
"When Gaga started emerging, when she was performing I think it was at Joe's Pub downtown. And she was in her bikini performing 'Lady Starlight' and decided that night to ... actually light hairspray on fire," Germanotta told Winfrey. "And some people left when that happened... a lot of people stayed and thought it was cool. But her father and I were like, honestly, he said, 'I think she has a screw loose.'"
Check out this snippet from Oprah's interview at the Germanottas: