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Lady Gaga: Pop Culture Expert

May 16, 2011
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Since she's an icon herself, Lady Gaga clearly knows a thing or two about pop culture. That's why V magazine has given the 25-year-old singer her own monthly column.

In her debut piece -- which appears in The Asian Issue -- the pop star writes that, "Glam culture is ultimately rooted in obsession, and those of us who are truly devoted and loyal to the lifestyle of glamour are masters of its history. Or, to put it more elegantly, we are librarians." She continues, "I myself can look at almost any hemline, silhouette, beadwork or heel architecture and tell you very precisely who designed it after them, and what cultural and musical movement parented the birth, death, and resurrection of that particular trend." This is just an excerpt from Gaga's long-winded entry, which continues on for two full pages!

In fact, the woman born Stefani Germanotta takes over V's entire issue, from the three-headed Lady Gaga cover to her interview with Elton John about her concern for Japan.

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Of course, appearing in the mag isn't only about increasing her star power. Ten percent of profits from the sale of the issue will go to help the embattled country Gaga loves so much. "I have such beautiful memories of Japan and its people," the "Born This Way" crooner tells John. "And when the earthquake happened, I knew saying something just wasn't enough. The little monsters have raised over $2 million purchasing these prayers bracelets I made myself. Let's connect cultures from around the world and rebuild this beautiful country."

Read more about Lady Gaga in the new V magazine.

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