Lady Gaga says that getting puked on during her controversial SXSW performance last week was ‘art in its purest form’ – exactly what we predicted she would say.
The singer was on Friday’s TODAY Show where she said of the performance, ‘I guess we weren’t completely surprised [by the backlash]. But we both really believe in artistic expression and strong identities … for us, that performance was art in its purest form.’
‘But we totally understand that some people won’t be into it,’ she added.
Did she want the controversy and buzz the stunt eventually generated online?
‘Did we want the controversy? I suppose it doesn’t matter,’ Gaga said. ‘Either way, we don’t make things for any intention in particular other than entertaining the crowd and creating something that is really for the moment.’
‘It wasn’t meant for the “Today Show,” it was meant for a club show in Austin,’ she finished.
In our own understanding of Gaga’s statement, disgusting things like defecating on someone’s body during music performances may one day qualify as ‘art in its purest form.’