13/04/2011 16:55 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lady Gaga Talks Plastic Surgery And Wears Facial Horns On Harper's Bazaar

Lady Gaga wears facial horns for the May cover of Harper's Bazaar. Photo: Harper's Bazaar
Lady Gaga graces the May issue of Harper's Bazaar- wearing prosthetic facial horns.

The controversial singer defends her use of the theatrical body makeup, claiming it's art, and far healthier than having plastic surgery.

She reveals: "I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.

"I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me."

Gaga dons a dramatic sheer gown and a revealing leotard in the new shoot. Photo: Harper's Bazaar

She also says that once she had become a household name - after winning Grammys, after wrestling with Madonna on Saturday Night Live, after countless magazine covers - she felt pressured to move to the pop-culture mecca that is Los Angeles.

"I had all these number-one records, and I had sold all these albums, and it was sort of this turning point: 'Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture?'"

Suffice to say, it wasn't for her. "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."

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