I’m just going to get right into it- Lady Gaga’s interview with Howard Stern this past Tuesday is a must listen affair! I think that it was a slam dunk for both parties as Stern and Gaga will certainly gain more fans because of it. Homegirl is so candid, so refreshing, so direct. She reminds us all that underneath the costumes is a real human being. When did we become so serious about pop music? Why can’t we separate the artifice from the flesh & blood of a performer like Lady Gaga? Is it because of music’s universality? Is it because Gaga is so adept at her musical talent and skills?
I got more than I bargained for after listening to her conversation with Stern. They talk about her present feud with Perez Hilton, Madonna, her relationship with actor Taylor Kinney, her love for her Lil’ Monsters (hey girl hey!), her take on the music industry, drug addiction and much more. Also, there are two raw performances towards the end that make fans out of some callers. Howard Stern is one of the ultimate radio DJ’s and conversationalists and Lady Gaga is one of the ultimate pop stars in music history. But both are human with flaws and this dialogue taps into that, no holds barred.
On another note, Wendy Williams and Perri “Pebbles” Reid shared a lovely chat on Wendy’s show about Pebbles’ portrayal on the recent VH1 TLC made-for-TV movie. Now, I was a tiny tot when TLC blew up and besides the fresh attire, dance moves, and Left Eye’s much talked about condom glasses, I was ignorant to contracts and the music industry. But, VH1 shed light on how much TLC was allegedly bamboozled out of millions of dollars because of Ms. Reid, which is a part of the trio’s legacy very few knew about… until now. Pebbles went on the Wendy Williams’ show to give her side of the story and what could have been a wholly illuminating interview went sour in the oddest of ways. Why? You can fast-forward to 6:55 for the “shade moment”. WTH?! Why was this necessary? It just goes downhill from there because then I started to think, “Are we just posing for the cameras now? I thought this was serious business?” Can we just have Chili and T-Boz sit down with Pebbles in a mediated talk, on- or off-camera and squash this beef once and for all? No Twitter, no off-handed comments, just woman to women.