Lady Gaga has a message for anyone who thinks her image is contrived or fake: "F— off." In the latest issue of NME, Gaga stood up for herself and her artisctic integrity. Though she's known for her wild outfits and crazy style, they don't define her. Mail Online found some potty-mouthed quotes from the interview.

"Let me tell you something," she began. "If you f—ing rip my hairbow and my wig off my f—ing head, my shoes, my bra, every single thing on my body, and you throw me on a piano with a microphone, I will f—ing make you cry."

"I feel I have been probed endlessly about who the f— I am," Gaga continued. "I have been quite open about it. And still nobody seems to have a clue." The pop star's often questioned about her identity. Last month at Google, a fan asked Gaga (real name: Stefani Germanotta), "How do you find time for Stefani?"

"I love this question. Who are you looking for? I'm right here," she answered. "Stefani is also who I am. Gaga is my nickname. It's like when you're a kid and your mom calls you 'Skip.' I really make no separation between Stefani and Gaga."

Of the infamously divisive lead single from her upcoming third album, she says: "The worst mistake I could have made was not putting out 'Born This Way' as the first record. It's completely balls-to-the-wall, love-it-or-hate-it… Get in or get off the f—ing boat. I gained a lot of new fans."

Still, she adds, "I am perpetually unhappy with what I create. Even though I might tell you that 'Edge of Glory' is a pop masterpiece, when it's all said and finished there will be things I dread, and every time I listen to it I'll hear them … "In John Lennon's [1980] Playboy interview he talked about how he hated certain songs because of the way they were finished. And they might be my favorite songs, but Lennon couldn't listen to them."

The piece also provides a small amount of new info on her upcoming "Judas" video, which Gaga is set to co-direct with her choreographer LaurieAnn Gibson: it involves "motorbikes, death and, in the final seconds, a strong spoken-word sequence about Gaga being beyond repentance."

So there you have it, folks. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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