Lady Gaga: Being a Go-Go Dancer Was 'Exciting'

December 2, 2011 By:
Lady Gaga: Being a Go-Go Dancer Was 'Exciting'

No surprise, Lady Gaga enjoyed dancing in her underwear.

The Marry the Night pop star says she had no qualms about moonlighting as a go-go dancer in New York City because it helped her propel her career.

"It's quite exhilarating to dress in your underwear and have men coo over you all night," Gaga said. "It's quite liberating, if you're into that sort of thing."

Fast forward years later, and Gaga is still dancing in her underwear. But instead of just men cooing over her, she has the entire world cooing over her. So the woman did something right.

"Some people don't like it, but for me, I was getting paid to perform so I was very excited."

Gaga also says something that will make you want to reconsider your career.

"'I was getting 400 bucks a night."

Hmmm…I have underwear. I can dance. Okay, I can't dance.

"So I could go to Kinko's and get the expensive paper and get it laser-printed and make nice flyers, not like the ones everyone else had. And get my demo tapes copied."

Lady Gaga just debuted the video for her hit, Marry the Night. Thirteen minutes long, the video is the typical bizarre curiosity we're used to seeing from the singer. It opens with her in a hospital, bruised up and saying, "I'm gonna be a star. You know why? Because I have nothing to lose." Then she's a ballerina, she gets bad news from a director, and then she goes crazy. She's naked and covers her body in cereal and dyes her hair in the bathtub.

It sounds like I'm describing a dream, but it's actually supposed to be symbolic of the day that Gaga says she was told she was dropped form Island Def Jam.

"You may say I lost everything," a reborn Gaga says. "But I still had my bedazzler."

Like her or not, Gaga has become one of the most legendary performers in the history of pop. But not everyone in the industry has been thrilled with her image. In 2008, Gaga revealed at a conference in Los Angeles that she clashed with the record label because they didn’t care for her image.

"I put everything I had into this one outfit. And the label called and said 'She has to change her clothes. She always wears the same thing.' And I said, 'Don't you want people to recognize me? And remember me? I'll be the girl with the very heavy bangs and the platinum blonde fringe and the black suit with big shoulders and the stick in her hand.' People remembered it."

Check out the music video for 'Marry The Night' below