The Come-Lately, New York Mag Story of Lady Gaga

RedTracker| Question. Reading the words ‘The self-invented, manufactured, accidental, totally on-purpose New York creation of the world’s biggest pop star is ——? Answer. Not Madonna but her younger self.

New York Magazine must be the last credible publication on the planet to do an in-depth feature on Lady Gaga. Actually, this must be her second because writer Vanessa Grigoriadis reflects with considerable self-importance today on her Gaga-encounter from 2009.

Got it — last year’s Lady Gaga encounter became a mini-bite ‘interview’, foreplay but no communion.

“I don’t like Los Angeles,” she (Gaga) told me (Grigoriadis). “The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need.”

Light bulb moment. Lady Gaga’s words from 2009 didn’t convince New York Magazine that she was worth more than 500 words. Woops! This is the front-liner interview that wasn’t. Now that Lady Gaga’s been glorified in-depth in every major publication on the planet, we read (in playing  it safe hindsight) How Lady Gaga Became the World’s Biggest Pop Star.

Now,  on the subject of that famous New York, cutting-edge killer instinct …