Lady Gaga to take hiatus from interviews
Lady Gaga is planning to take a break from press interviews following her appearance on Oprah Winfrey's OWN series, Oprah's Next Chapter, this Sunday (March 18).
NME reports that the pop star has nothing left to say to the media. "Other than this interview, Oprah, I do not intend to speak to anyone for a very long time," she told Winfrey. "No press, no television, if my mom calls and says, 'Did you hear about it…' I shut it all off."
Does she read negative press? "I don't read a damn thing," she said.
Gaga aggressively promoted her 2011 album Born This Way following its release last spring, but the usually conspicuous star has been quiet of late, declining to walk the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in February.
Last month, Gaga took to Twitter to respond to NME after the British music mag placed Born This Way atop its list of "the 10 Most Pretentious Albums ever." "Oh the irony, she tweeted. "I might laugh forever + then return to narcissism."
However, the media hiatus doesn't mean Gaga won't be visible this year. The singer will kick off a 110-plus date world tour in Seoul, South Korea on April 27 that is expected to arrive in North America in 2013.
In an interview with MSN last year, Gaga said the tour will visually explore the idea of "pop culture as religion."
"I'm fascinated with iconography and I'm fascinated with the way that iconography is taught in terms of education to the world, whether it be through institutionalized religion or through symbolism or through movies or through music," she said. "If I could put it in one sentence I would say, if they were not who you were taught that they would be, would you still believe? In a lot of ways it's about faith and hope but not in the religious sense. It's about faith and hope in culture."
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