Skip to main content

Lady Gaga's In-Depth Interview with Oprah Winfrey: "I Want Kids, I Want a Soccer Team!"

"Whether she's emerging from an egg at the Grammy's, hanging bloody from a rope at the VMA's, or walking the red carpet wearing a dress out of raw meat, she's shocked, stunned and surprised us, time after time. You can't deny there's something about that Lady Gaga..."

Oprah Winfrey interviewed the mother monster herself - Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known as Lady Gaga - earlier (March 18th) on Oprah's Next Chapter. 

Oprah sat down in the New York City apartment where Gaga grew up (her parents still live there) and she even interviewed Lady Gaga's mother, Cynthia which was her first ever televised interview.

The show kicked off with Gaga and Oprah at Harvard University for Gaga's "Born This Way Foundation", Gaga's recently launched foundation which empowers young people and inspires them to be brave.

You would think Gaga lives in a huge fancy house, but nope. Gaga said she actually doesn't own a house and calls herself a "wondering Gypsy." She said she still tends to sleep at her parents house from time to time whenever she visits New York.

Oprah and us viewers then got an exclusive tour of Gaga's childhood home where we saw old videos of Gaga and her younger sister, Natali.

Gaga's parents even have the same phone number, since 1978. Cynthia said they also receive 20 to 30 pieces of fan letters a day for Gaga, sometimes gifts are sent to the house.

Gaga has a white cabinet stored at her parents house that holds all of her Grammy's and other awards.

"Since she has no home, I'm keeping the awards for her," Cynthia said.

Video was shown of Gaga playing the piano as a young girl. By the time she was 13, Gaga already wrote her first song on that same piano.

It was right in downtown New York, while Gaga was go-go dancing to make ends meet, where she created the Gaga persona that her fans know today.

Gaga said her greatest influence in music is Whitney Houston. She said she used to stand at the top of her staircase singing Whitney's version of the Star Spangled Banner everyday after school. Oprah and Gaga taped their interview two weeks before Whitney Houston's passing.

"She (Whitney Houston) for me is the greatest of all time."

Oprah then asked Gaga how she handled the news of Whitney's passing.

"I don't know if I was really surprised. I think it was more of I couldn't believe her heart wasn't beating anymore and I was grateful that I know that she knew that I loved her."

Lady Gaga: "I Do Not Intend to Speak to Anyone for a Very Long Time"

Gaga shared some of her childhood experiences and said she was sent to an all girls school. Oprah asked if the other kids liked Gaga at school:

"Generally I was not a popular kid, they thought I was weird, they thought I was ostentatious, they thought I was very girly because I liked to sing, I liked to do my hair..."

Gaga revealed that she was bullied in middle school and she got thrown into a trash can by boys, afterwards they all laughed and pointed. She said she ran away crying.

"No matter all the fame or fortune, the praise you receive, something inside of you is always scared by those experiences..."

25-year-old Lady Gaga now has over 19 million Twitter followers, more than anyone else on Twitter. Oprah asked Gaga how does she handle all the fame:

A very humble Gaga answered, "I kind of feel the same...I go about my life. It's difficult not being able to walk down the street ...ever, but it feels as though it was always there and I just like to make music."

"I make a very strong effort, every second, to be the nicest person I can be," Gaga said about keeping her ego in check.

Oprah spoke on one of Gaga's more famous outfits, the meat dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Gaga said at the end of the night the meat was smelling. And Gaga said she actually liked it because she doesn't like talking to celebrities and many people didn't come close to her that night.

Oprah asked Gaga about her personal relationships and Gaga didn't give us much, despite the rumors swirling around of her and Vampire Diaries Taylor Kinney. Gaga is very private when it comes to her personal life, but she did say:

"I would just say that I'm very happy."

Oprah: Would you say you're in one (a relationship), would you be willing to say that?

Gaga: "I am...I am happy. I am very happy. It gets so out of hand the way everyone handles things..."

Oprah: Do you see visions of yourself as a wife and mother?

Gaga: "Yes, I want kids, I want a soccer team and I want a husband. I don't want to have one kid, I want to have a few. I want to experience that." 

But....."Not yet," Gaga added.

When asked how people define her, Gaga said, "They can't define me. I think part of the ongoing question will always be 'who is she' because I don't always reveal myself."

As previously posted, Gaga said after this interview with Oprah, she won't be doing anymore interviews with the press.

"The newest thing that I do, I don't read a damn thing; no press, no television, no... if my mom calls and says 'did you hear about'... I don't wanna know nothing about anything that is going on in relations to music... I shut it all off."

"Other than this interview Oprah, I don't intend to speak to anyone for a very long time."

"This is my moment for me to experience the rebirth of my music. I have to shut it all out...the noise. The noise... it's loud, you have to cancel out the noise and remember it's your thoughts that matter," Gaga added.

Oprah told Gaga she is very smart and says that is how you have to do it.

"My life is an unfinished painting, I'll be painting for a while on the canvas. The fans know exactly who I am, I'm exactly who I am on the stage..."

Oprah sat down at the kitchen table, known as "the homework table" with Gaga and her mother Cynthia and Gaga made tea for everyone.

Cynthia shared that she doesn't like it when Gaga curses on stage while performing.  

Oprah asked Cynthia on her opinion of all of Gaga's crazy outfits and how does it feel to be the mother of the worlds biggest pop star.

To know the answer to those questions and for the full interview, watch HERE on Oprah's site.