Lady Gaga Puts Her Own Unique Spin on L.A.-New York Debate

For the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar, contributor Derek Blasberg recently sat down with Lady Gaga at a small New York City recording studio.

First order of business is what she was wearing (as always, impressively thrown together). Third order of business involved her newly accented horn-like bone protrusions (we all have them, she insisted). And the penultimate order of business turned out to be one of the most hilarious descriptions of Los Angeles we’ve ever heard from a self-professed East Coaster:

Gaga says that once she had become a household name, she felt pressured to move to the pop-culture mecca that is Los Angeles… Suffice to say, it didn’t work out.

“I put my toe in that water, and it was a Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately,” she says in a very vivid metaphor. “I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.”

An instant, toe-to-vagina shudder… Not quite as poetic as something like Dorothy Parker’s “72 suburbs in search of a city,” but memorable nonetheless.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.