Lady Gaga addressed the Bradley Cooper romance rumors, saying social media is a ‘toilet’ and takes everything way too far.
The singer and the actor recently set social media on fire with their performance of Shallow from A Star Is Born. During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Kimmel asked her whether the speculations of a romance between her and Gaga are true.
Lady Gaga rolled her eyes and said, “First of all, like, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet. What it has done to pop culture is just, like, abysmal. Yes, people saw love and—guess what—that’s what we wanted you to see.”
Gaga explained that the song and the film are both romantic, and he, therefore, wanted their performance to mirror that as much as possible. She said, “I knew that he had the vision for how it should go.”
The singer added, “Look, I’ve had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennett for three years touring the world. When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel”. She also said, “No, I’m an artist, and I guess [Cooper and I] did a good job. And, fooled ya!”
Lady Gaga also talked about how she felt when she won the song for Best Original Song, saying, “I swear, when we won, it was like my whole artistic journey flashed before my eyes. I instantly saw myself sitting on the stoop of my studio apartment in New York City, on the concrete, with my keyboard next to me, trying to figure out how I was going to lug my keyboard, again, up my walk-up. It’s incredible. This was hard work. I said it in my speech and I’ll say it again: If you work hard and you don’t give up, you can do anything.”
A Star Is Born is returning to theaters for a week with an additional 12 minutes of footage.
Watch the full interview below: