Lady Gaga Gaga-izes Oprah Winfrey

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Despite canceling a concert after collapsing due to dehydration the night before, Lady Gaga appeared live on Oprah Winfrey's talk show on Friday, and opened up about the symbolic meaning behind many of her most outrageous fashions.

Perhaps most interesting was her description of her most outlandish performance of recent note – when she covered herself in blood and mock-hung herself during "Paparazzi" at MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards.

The chart-topper explained that the performance was a social commentary about Princess Diana, although in hindsight, she didn't think many people understood that.

Gaga also explained her Kermit the Frog outfit during a 2009 interview was a commentary about the use of fur in fashion.

Gaga explained to Lady O that she prefers to just be called "Gaga" (she doesn't like the "Lady" part of her name as much), and that she feels being provocative is about saying something that affects people in a real way – that doing so makes it easier to swallow this horrific media world that we live in.

Gaga also discussed her relationship with her father and how she grew up wealthy in New York City.

Lady Gaga even gave Lady O a pair of her signature Jean-Paul Gautier glasses and a Gaga hair bow!

Tune into Oprah Friday, January 15, to catch her full interview.

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