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Lady Gaga's 20 weirdest outbursts

  • In further homage to this week's cover star, we've gathered some of the craziest quotes that have come out of Lady Gaga's mouth. Trust us, it was hard to pick just a few. Don't forget to purchase a copy of this week's mag for loads more on Gaga.

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  • On the pop star diet: “Pop stars should not eat.” (New York Magazine, 2010)

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  • On her, er, special talents: “I can actually mentally give myself an orgasm.” (New York Magazine, 2010)

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  • On her bank account: "I'm not that great with money. I've gone bankrupt four times already." (News Of The World, 2009)

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  • On how others view her: “People love you when they think you won't be around for very long, and people hate you when they can't get rid of you. But I'm not going anywhere." (Harper’s Bazaar, 2011)

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  • On her creativity - and her vagina: “I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina.” (Vanity Fair, 2010)

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  • On her musical ambitions: “I don't wanna be one song. I wanna be the next 25 years of pop music. But it's really hard to measure that kind of ambition… Most artists don't have longevity today, especially in fun music that's about underwear and pornography and money." (The Guardian, 2009)

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  • On why she doesn't want a child yet: “My womb is not yet beckoning for a child…I’m also terrified it will ruin my creativity.” (Larry King Live, 2010)

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  • On why she never wears trousers: "My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, "I can see you, because you have no pants on." So I'll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me." (Rolling Stone, 2009)

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  • On her habit of shocking babysitters by showing up completely naked: “I was a ham as a little girl. I’m a ham today." (‘Lady Gaga: Behind The Fame’ by Emily Herbert, 2010)

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  • On being a celebrity: “I have the right to choose whether or not I want to be a celebrity, and I don’t want to be one… I’d much rather people write about what I wear and what I’m singing and what I do in my videos than about who I’m fucking. I mean, that, for me, is the kiss of death.” (Rolling Stone, 2010)

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  • On her sexuality: "Being a woman in the pop world, sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What’s the line? I don’t have a line. I am the most sexually free woman on the planet, and I genuinely am empowered from a very honest place by my sexuality. What’s more primal than sex? I mean, it’s so honest." (Entertainment Weekly, 2009)

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  • On her self-soothing habit: “I do this very strange thing with my foot when I am feeling lonely. I rub my left foot with the right foot. Is that weird?” (Vogue, 2011)

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  • On her bubble world: “A year from now, I could go away, and people might say, ‘Gosh, what ever happened to that girl who never wore pants?’ But how wonderfully memorable 30 years from now, when they say, ‘Do you remember Gaga and her bubbles?’ ...Everybody in that room will forget every sad, painful thing in their lives, and they’ll just live in my bubble world.” (New York Magazine, 2010)

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  • On accusations that 'Born This Way' was an hommage to Madonna: "I was fucking shellshocked by it...When I homage, I fucking homage with a big sign saying I've done it...I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody. When you feel a message to give the world and people are shooting arrows through it...there's no way for something that pure to be wrong." (NME, 2011)

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  • On other people's greatness: “I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be, and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.” (Rolling Stone, 2009)

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  • “That’s the thing about fame that is difficult because if you screw up … Google. It’s there.” (Google Talks: Google Goes Gaga, 2011)

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  • On individuality: "Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!" (Perez Hilton, 2010)

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  • On the demise of celebrity: "I did a performance piece on this at the VMAs. I died and bled to death in front of everyone, because I suppose I thought that if I died on stage and showed everyone what it looked like, they wouldn't look for it. But they're still looking." (NME, 2011)

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  • On love: "Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body." (Twitter, 2011) Don't forget to pick up a copy of this week's NME, and check out our gallery of 50 geeky Gaga facts.

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