gaga as germonotta When she was coming up, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta aka Lady Gaga assumed artists had to live like rock stars to be a rock star and found herself doing mounds of blow in an effort to emulate her favorite idols, sometimes to the brink of death. In an a forthcoming new biography, “LADY GAGA: Just Dance,” by Helia Phoenix, the vagina-verified, pop music sensation admits, “I thought I was gonna die…I wanted to BE the artists I loved, like Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol – and I thought the only way to do it was to live the lifestyle.” Talk about sacrifice.

She also discusses dropping acid and doing other mischievous things enjoyed by American youth, like ripping off her clothes, recalling one of her early performances whereby she stripped down to her bra and panties to rouse inattentive patrons. It was a defining moment that inspired her to take a career path that would ultimately lead to stardom, Grammy greatness and rampant speculation about her reproductive organs. Oh and if it wasn’t for her aunt that died young, she too would be dead. |NewsoftheWorld|

Photo: via JadeGermanotta