Los Angeles - Lady Gaga has no regrets about hiring
a woman to vomit on her.
The 27-year-old star caused controversy when she
brought so-called vomit painter Millie Brown on
stage during her performance at South By
Southwest in Austin, Texas last week to throw up a
green liquid all over her, but she maintains it was
''art in the purest form".
She told the Today show on Friday: ''I guess we
weren't completely surprised [by the controversy].
''Millie and I know that not everybody's going to love
that performance, but we both really believe in
artistic expression and strong identities. And I
support her and what she does.''
The unusual performance was slammed by former
bulimia sufferer Demi Lovato on Twitter, who
accused her of glamorising eating disorders.
She tweeted: ''Bottom line, it's not 'cool' or 'artsy' at
all. Putting the word ART in it isn't a free card to do
whatever you want without consequences.''
But Lady Gaga argued: '''ARTPOP', my new album, is
about bringing art and music together in the spirit of
creative rebellion. And for [me and Millie], that
performance was art in its purest form. But we
totally understand that people won't be into it.''
She added: ''Did we want the controversy? I suppose
it doesn't matter either way. We don't make things
for any intention in particular, other than in the
spirit of entertaining the crowd and creating
something that was really for the moment.
''We sometimes think that there's a perception that
what I'm doing is all a big show. And I really truly
feel that it's just part of who I am.
"Every moment of my life is devoted to my music
and to my fans, and it's really truly me.''