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Lady Gaga: 'I don't need to change my image with every single album'

Lady Gaga: 'I don't need to change my image with every single album'

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Lady Gaga's new album, ARTPOP, is out today, and to celebrate she stopped by Elvis Duran and the Morning Show to talk about the album, some of her recent fashion choices, singing in space and more.

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Check out some of the highlights from the interview plus see photos from Lady Gaga's artRave below.

PHOTOS: Lady Gaga's artRave

Tune in to Hits Live! on iHeartRadio TONIGHT at 9pm ET to listen to the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga hosted by Ryan Seacrest and featuring performances from Mother Monster herself! Then, don't miss The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga Tuesday, November 19th at 8/7c on The CW!

On ARTPOP:

"The album is about joy. The album is about me coming into my own and also really deciding for myself as an artist that I don't need to change my image with every single album... There's this incredible pressure on female artists that we have to reinvent ourselves between each record. Michael Jackson didn't reinvent himself with each album or Elton John or Whitney Houston.

"I don't want to throw my wigs away. I don't want to throw my outfits away. I want to celebrate them because these are the inventions that got me to where I am, and I want my fans to know that you really just need one good idea. This pressure that the public puts on you to have several good ideas over and over gain until you die, this is actually not reality, One good idea - if you put it into the world and it brings good things to people - this is what will last forever."

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On whether she's already thinking about the next album:

"Actually, I'm not, and I don't know why. It's very strange, because usually I'm already on to the next album when the album comes out. I'm really very fascinated with this transformation inside of me that I'm feeling very happy and very confident in the work that I've created. I really love this album - I mostly love this album because it helped me lose 30 lbs. in the gym... I put a lot of hard work into it. I wrote all the songs, as I always do, and then I produced on all of the songs."

On the teeth she sported on the red carpet at the YouTube Awards last weekend: 

"Well, you know I was going through something on that day. I was so aggravated that people were referring to these as grills. These are not grills. This is a bracelet made of real teeth that I put in my mouth... I love the grin of it though. In show business, they call it the 'grip-n-grin,' when you just get beaten into the ground as an artist by the corporation over and over... until at some point they're just lifting you up and you're smiling and you have that sh*t-eating grin on your face.

"ARTPOP is definitely a time that we are really excited to be putting art into the front, and that corporations will no longer drive me or my work. And that The Haus of Gaga - this is our foray into the art and technology world, and the artRave was the beginning of that."

On performing in outerspace:

"It's going to happen in 2015... It's more important to me that I'm the first to sing from a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, how exciting. Maybe there'll be some virgins up there that I can play with...

"This is an entire event and festival that's being created to take music to the beyond, and have me, the artist, singing from this spacecraft, and that will be livestreamed back to earth while there is a concert going on on Ground Zero."

Watch Mother Monster's full interview with Elvis Duran below.

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Sunday night, Little Monsters invaded the Brooklyn Navy Yard for Lady Gaga's artRave. The event, which was 2 years in the making, was a celebration of ARTPOP as well as the artwork of Jeff Koons, who Gaga namechecks in the first single from the album, "Applause."

PHOTOS: Lady Gaga's artRave

Gaga arrived at the venue early to unveil the sculpture of herself she commissioned from artist Jeff Koons.  The sculpture of the star seated naked with a large blue sphere between her legs was photographed for the cover of ARTPOP, and went on display for the first time. 

The singer also was there to present an innovative new dress that allows its wearer to hover above the ground.  Gaga dreamed up the creation with the help of engineers and designers, and debuted the innovation as its model during her launch event.  

As the night wore on, DJ Madeon and DJ White Shadow pumped beats throughout the spacious venue, as fans arrived and celebrated by toasting Champagne and Jameson. 

After the clock struck midnight on the East coast, the room's attention was directed to the stage, where Gaga's dancers began performing. She then entered through the back of the room near her scultpure, drawing the fans toward her as she made her way to the front of the room in a futuristic white ensemble reminiscent of Ziggy Stardust.


Lady Gaga tmade her way to the the stage, where she performed music from her new album and partied with her fans until the wee hours of the morning. 

Tune in to Hits Live! on iHeartRadio TONIGHT at 9pm ET to listen to the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga hosted by Ryan Seacrest and featuring performances from Mother Monster herself! Then, don't miss The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Lady Gaga Tuesday, November 19th at 8/7c on The CW!

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