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Lady Gaga: Save Our Stefani!

August 25, 2011 1 comment
The beautiful, sexy (not ugly) and talented Stefani "Lady Gaga" Germanotta

The beautiful, sexy (not ugly) and talented Stefani "Lady Gaga" Germanotta

For quite some time now, I’ve been absolutely disgusted with the state of popular music. That is not to say that there aren’t any artists that I’ve come to respect a great deal. I’ve stood up for a lot of popular artists that despite all of the production and glamour that surrounds them and all the hatred they receive, they’re actually decent people with decent amounts of talent, albeit misused and still with great untapped potential. But there is one who we are all familiar with, whether or not we’d like to be, and I will say right now, that she is no doubt the greatest talent of our generation.

I was never quite fond of Lady Gaga. I couldn’t really stand her, actually. I thought “Poker Face” was a disgusting song whenever I heard it on the radio. This is not the case, now, but I will say that I really thought she was just another pop icon whose bubble would eventually burst.

However, everything changed for me when I came to know a very sweet lady friend of mine who absolutely loves Lady Gaga, has all her records, and sings along with all of her songs whenever they come on the radio. It perplexed me a bit when I heard her singing along with Paparazzi, and I found myself enchanted. This friend of mine actually is quite a talented singer (why she does not pursue a career best utilizing her talents is beyond me, but that’s an entirely separate topic altogether) but for some reason, that song just connected with me. Even though she’s supposedly happily married now, it’s like she still hasn’t found the right someone, something that definitely was the case for me until I heard her sing that song.

I’m not sure if it was out of my deep affection for my lady friend, or just pure curiousity as to why I was so enchanted by the song, but I started actually paying attention to Lady Gaga’s songs. I started finding the meaning behind them, and started realizing, maybe this girl is actually truly good.

And then I learned about Stefani Germanotta. I heard her sing “Paparazzi” for a radio station, and fell absolutely head over heels for her. Granted, she was still Lady Gaga, but I didn’t see the Gaga we all hear about at all. I just saw a very talented and very beautiful young lady playing a mean piano and belting out beautiful harmonies. She just wants people to love her and respect her, something that was very difficult for her in her younger years. From that moment on, I became one of her Little Monsters, but it wasn’t until Born This Way that I truly realized her potential.

That album is filled with so much heart, and so much meaning, and it’s all Stefani pouring her heart and soul into it. Her live performances are vastly superior to the outrageous overproduction of her records. Granted, her live performances are pretty outrageous, too, but you can appreciate the time, thought, energy, and effort she puts into them. She wants to put on the best show possible, and she wants to show up all those people from her past that didn’t believe in her. I can understand that. That’s not what I have trouble with. It’s time she practices what she preaches…

What took place at the VMA’s the other night just absolutely kills me. It’s absolutely embarrassing to me. That wasn’t Stefani. That was a monster, and the wrong kind of monster. I hate to say it, but I feel sorry for Britney having to experience that. Sure, as we all know, Miz Spears has come a long way recently, and damn, she actually looked really, really good at the Awards ceremony. I don’t care about these Awards very much at all, really, but seriously, we Little Monsters want to see GAGA, not drag king Jo! I mean, I can forgive her absolutely monstrous need to show up and try to kiss Britney (I can’t really blame her, honestly, as she looked quite kissable). My point is, her actions recently have made me wonder how much Stefani is really left.

Gaga can’t exist without Stefani. I’m not going to psycho-analyze her every move, but I’m really, really concerned for her. She’s become so obsessed with her characters that she seems to be forgetting who she really is. It’s no secret that as much as she may say she loves herself, it’s all “positive talk” bullshit. She’s really confused. She’s just channeling everyone else’s confusion, she may say, but she’s not. She’s really fucked. And I’m scared for her. Honestly, I really wish she’d just go back to being plain old Stefani. She can still be Lady Gaga by name. She can still do outrageous things, but she needs to stay true to herself, because really, that’s what her true fans want. They want to see their beautiful Mother Monster. I’m not disrespecting the drag kings and queens, not at all. My point is what she tried to do, and epically failed in doing. Katy should’ve given her a ginger ale for that epic fail…

Please Lady Gaga, save our Stefani. Yes, Stefani, you’re the one that we love. Yes, we love watching Lady Gaga, but we love you more, because without Stefani Germanotta, there is no Lady Gaga.

God bless you, Mother Monster. Be yourself. You were born this way.