There seems to be nothing Lady Gaga won't share with her Little Monsters. And Howard Stern, well, you'd be hard-pressed to find a topic that's off-limits when he's in the studio, either. So when the meeting of the minds between pop's biggest superstar and radio's O.G. shock jock met up yesterday, the possibilities for where the conversation could go were seemingly endless.
So of course they wound up talking about sex and drugs. And yes, even a little music.
Stern, a self-proclaimed fan of Gaga's, albeit jokingly less so of her allegedly Stern-bullying Little Monsters didn't waste much time in getting to the heart of the matter during the nearly hourlong interview, which also saw her Ladyship perform "The Edge of Glory"—which Stern dubbed one of the best performances ever on his show—and "Hair," which nearly brought Robin Quivers to tears.
"When you talk about getting high, I mean, you were doing some hard core drugs, you were into coke and you loved Ecstasy so much," Stern began.
"No, not then," Gaga interrupted. "I did later."
However, she went on to say that "no, no way" did she do any drugs today, unless of course you count pot. Which Gaga apparently doesn't.
"Well, come on, that's not…" she laughed. "I really don't do it very often. I'm really honest about it.
"My past using any drugs or dressing any certain way was never a rebellion, it was never meant to be a f--k you."
As for what drew her to the illegal substances, then, she explained that she was simply trying to feel good—or feel anything.
"I was so unhappy," she explained. "Yeah. I think that I was lonely and there was something about the drugs that made me feel like I had a friend…I didn't do it with other people. I did it alone. I did it all alone in my apartment and I wrote music and you know what, I regret every line I ever did. So to any of the little sweethearts that are listening, don't touch it, it's the devil."
As for the sex part of their talk, Gaga played very coy around questions of her love life, saying she did not currently have a boyfriend—"What boyfriend?" she asked, going on to call Luc Carl her "best friend"—but was still managing to find a way to, well, tend to her needs.
"I got laid last night," she spilled, going on to joke that "it's hard to find a boyfriend who doesn't mind a good tuck."
She was also open about her experimentation (come on, you knew Stern was going to ask about her girl-on-girl past), but laughed that, "that was later, that was college, that was brief."
"I've got a lot of young fans," she told Stern after honestly answering just about every question thrown her way.
"I love you and I respect this show and I know you want to talk about sex and cocaine and all of that, but the truth is I don't want anyone doing drugs, a, and b, honestly you should wait as long as you can to have sex, because as a woman you don't even begin to enjoy it until your mid-20s. When you're 17, you don't even know how to operate what's going on down there and you shouldn't try."
The more you know, eh Monsters?