May 16 - Lady Gaga serves as guest editor at the London headquarters of the global free newspaper network Metro. Alicia Powell reports.
Extra! Extra! Lady Gaga ditches music for journalism. Well sort of. The flamboyant pop star served as a guest editor for a day at the London headquarters of the global free newspaper network Metro. After greeting the staff and a lucky contest winner, Gaga immediately took charge of the morning editorial meeting - touching on themes that mimic her mission as an entertainer. SOUNDBITE: Lady Gaga, singer, saying (English): "I don't want to turn this Metro thing into lots of little sound bites being stolen from things that I said and twisted into some sort of giant political statement that isn't sound, so if we could just make one statement, I think, that's really sound and really direct." For Gaga every public appearance is performance art and a outlandish fashion statement rolled into one, turning her into a cultural phenomenon as much as a musician. But you might be surprised to learn that this widely popular star says she is still the victim of bullies. SOUNDBITE: Lady Gaga, singer, saying (English): "Some of us aren't in the in crowd. I'm still not in the in crowd, I still get bullied by tons of people all the time, everyday and the press and in my real life and people from my past, that's part of real life. So push the boundaries of love." SOUNDBITE: Reporter, saying (English): "If you could say one thing to someone who's bullied you what would you say?" SOUNDBITE: Lady Gaga, singer, saying (English): "Nothing I'd write a song, do a show." Lady Gaga's new CD "Born This Way" arrives in stores on May 23. Alicia C. Powell, Reuters.