Update: According to Us magazine, who apparently got a close look at the Vanity Fair profile than we did, Lady Gaga is not drug free so much as she is, well, an “occasional” drug user. From their story:
The 24-year-old singer (real name: Stefani Germanotta) reveals she’s “terrified of heroin” but still does “mostly cocaine.”
“I won’t lie; it’s occasional,” she says in the magazine’s September issue. “And when I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year.”
Vanity Fair has released an excerpt from its September cover story, in which VF contributing editor Lisa Robinson interviews megastar fashion and music icon Lady Gaga. But, as with every story that we devour about the Lady, we learn a little bit more about her life before she was famous. And it turns out that life involved drug use:
“Gaga talks candidly about her drug use and recalls her ultimate low point: ‘I was completely mental and had just been through so much.’ She had been using drugs, and is quick to tell Robinson that, if she writes about that incident, ‘I do not want my fans to ever emulate that or be that way. I don’t want my fans to think they have to be that way to be great. It’s in the past. It was a low point, and it led to disaster.'”
But the disaster didn’t last long — instead of checking into rehab, Gaga went to her grandmother’s house in West Virginia, where grandma Gaga told her that she’d allow the budding superstar a few hours to cry, and that afterward she was going to “go back to New York, and you’re gonna kick some ass.”
We didn’t think it was possible to love Lady Gaga more than we already did, but now we know we were wrong. Gaga not only comes out against drug use, but she proves that will power, determination and a hug from gran can beat almost anything. The September issue of Vanity Fair is schedule to be on newsstands Thursday, and we’ll be first in line.
[Via VF Daily]