I remember the good ol’times of Britney Spears and dancing in the classroom or Xtina’s Genie in the Bottle ways… How time flies! The new pop generation is represented by pantless queen Lady GaGa.
Working her shocking status with every magazine picture she can get, 23-years old Lady GaGa covers Rolling Stone magazine wearing as little as a transparent plastic gear for the June 2009 issue. If she wanted the world’s attention, she really got it! (the story continues right after the jump with a backstage video from the photo shoot!)
The only downside of this sudden GaGa fame is that the world isn’t quite ready for her Pantlessness! They keep comparing her to Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Rihanna. The madness goes as far as not knowing who’s copying who. Lady GaGa takes things ever further in her despair of being the only one! Soon she’ll be the only Clothesless! And since she’s holding that bar so high now, what’s the rest of the pop-world to do?
It’s really in the spirit of David LaChapelle that this cover picture (and the associated inside pictorial) were taken. Less in Gaga’s style. But the Mother Monster, as she came to name herself after a few years in the industry (see what it can do to a ‘Lady’? turn her into a ‘Mother Monster’!) is, I’m afraid, at her first cover with the Rolling Stone magazine.
Every Summer until 2012, Lady Gaga was on the cover of Rolling Stone. As if she was the entertaining act of the summer break: June-July, you had to have your Gaga cover! So after LaChapelle’s ‘New York Doll’ pink visual story came ‘The Broken Heart and Violent Fantasies of Lady Gaga’ as photographed by Terry Richardson. Fashion’s evil, dirty twisted Uncle who took his vision no further than to Gaga’s ‘outfit’ and attitude from Alejandro, one of her biggest hits from her second studio album (you can watch it here).
Her third Rolling Stone cover came in June 2011 when she was photographed by Ryan McGinley and alleged to a whirlwindingly deep ‘Unreal World of Lady Gaga’. Funny enough, this is the least offensive cover she’s done with the iconic magazine so far. Perhaps the reason that made it the last as well (evil grin).
From then to present times, Lady Gaga released yet another album and she has become so artistic and so precious and pretentious that she lost a bit of her popularity on the way to the peak of her art. Perhaps an exhibition with Marina Abramovich, her new artist-friend, will get you more coverage than a Rolling stone cover story would….