A Star Is Born! Watch Lady Gaga's First-Ever E! News Interview

See the Golden Globe nominee talk music, fashion and Hannah Montana lip gloss

By Elyse Dupre Jan 02, 2019 11:00 AMTags
Watch: Lady Gaga's First Interview With E! in 2008

It's been over 10 years since E! News first interviewed Lady Gaga—and what a decade it's been.

Since 2008, Mother Monster has won six Grammys, landed a Las Vegas residency and launched an award-winning acting career. Not only did she take home a 2016 Golden Globe for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel, but she's also currently in the running for two more trophies for her role in A Star Is Born

But before she was a major superstar, she was a student studying her craft. During her first interview with E! News, Gaga revealed she studied art history, film, light design, stage design, dance and acting in school.

"I did everything in the arts in college and in high school, as well. So, I have an art background," she said. "And I know how to glue sequins onto bras. And I know how to freakin' sing."

Pain, Depression and Heartbreak: Inside 10 Years of Lady Gaga's Brutal Honesty

Indeed she does. Gaga released her first album, The Fame, in 2008. It included her smash single "Just Dance" and later produced her first Grammy wins—Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Dance Recording for "Poker Face." She then released The Fame Monster in 2009. The follow-up EP earned her three more Grammy wins, including Best Pop Vocal Album and two for "Bad Romance."

However, her voice wasn't the only thing to draw attention. Gaga also started to make headlines for her fashion. In 2010, she wore her famous meat dress to the MTV Video Music Awards.

"Fashion is my life," Gaga told E! News back in 2008, when she was still rocking Hannah Montana lip gloss. "My lifestyle—I dress like this all the time. You're not ever going to catch me at the grocery store in flip flops. This isn't just for stage performance. This is, like living and breathing."

Lady Gaga's Most Daring Red Carpet Looks of All Time

But as her popularity began to increase, so did the comparisons, including associations between her look and Christina Aguilera's. However, Gaga insisted there was no bad blood between the two artists. 

"I think she's wonderful, and no enemies here," Gaga told E! News. "Let's all be strong women."

Even with the critics, Gaga remained committed to her music.

"If music doesn't work out, I'll die," she told E! News.

Over the years, her star only continued to shine brighter. She went on to release several more albums, including Born This Way, Artpop, Cheek to Cheek and Joanne. She also started to focus more on acting and appeared in American Horror Story: Hotel. Still, she never strayed far from her music. In 2017, she performed during the Super Bowl halftime show.

To look back at Gaga during the early phases of her career, watch the video.

Want to see if Gaga adds another acting accolade to her shelf for her work in A Star Is Born? Watch the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards live on NBC Jan. 6 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.