Google goes Gaga: Lady Gaga takes questions on YouTube and Twitter and from Google employees
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Lady Gaga stopped by Google headquarters on Tuesday and it appears that at least a few Googlers are ‘little monsters,’ too.
Gaga rolled through the tech giant for an hourlong interview which Google has posted on YouTube, just before a performance in Oakland for her Monster Ball tour.
The singer and songwriter took questions from fans, which she calls her ‘little monsters,’ on YouTube and from Google’s vice president of consumer products, Marissa Mayer.
Gaga also used the interview to announce she’ll be self-directing her next music video for the song ‘Judas.’
The pop star whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also talked about fame, being bullied as a kid, her vocal training, the millions of hits she gets on Google, the billions of views her videos get on YouTube, dodging the paparazzi, being a strong woman in pop music and many, many other subjects.
She also took questions from Google employees who dressed up for the event in wild costumes typical of Gaga concerts -- many dressed like Gaga herself, one covered in pink, cloth toy bunnies and another who appeared to be wearing a towel and bath sponges.
Gaga asked fans to submit questions over YouTube last week, a fitting route as she was the first artist to garner 1 billion views on the video sharing website, Google said.
She also took questions via Twitter and Google Moderator. More than 54,000 video questions were submitted and more than 220,000 YouTube users voted on which questions should make the cut, Google said.
See the complete Google Goes Gaga interview on YouTube.
Below is Gaga’s video from last week asking fans to ask her questions for the interview.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Photos, from top: Lady Gaga is interviewed by Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of consumer products, at Google headquarters; a Google employees asks Lady Gaga a question at the Google Goes Gaga event. Credit: Google