"I don't necessarily like to talk about those very personal things that happened but I guess I can speak about it now," Gaga told King. "Michael's death was devastating for me, regardless of whether or not I was supposed to go on tour with him."
While conversation between the 76-year-old talk show host and the 24-year-old self-described "freak" wasn't exactly fluid throughout the hour, Gaga did choke up while speaking about Jackson.
The multi-platinum-selling, mega-million-video-streamed artist also premiered a 19-second-clip of her new video "Alejandro," which she calls "a celebration and an admiration of gay love."
Gaga's postures in the black-and-white video brings to mind Madonna in "Vogue," which was Madge's own tribute to gay culture. "Alejandro" is even directed by Madonna collaborator Steven Klein. But unlike "Vogue," Gaga's upcoming video revolves around what she called a "homoerotic military theme."
While on the topic of our nation's servicemen and women, Gaga and Larry also discussed the controversial "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, which the pop star called "archaic."
Addressing the bubbling rumors that she has lupus, Gaga told King she was "borderline positive" for the autoimmune disease that killed her aunt-which she says means she doesn't "show any signs, and symptoms of lupus," but "lupus is in [her] family and it's genetic."
"I do have to take good care of myself," she said smiling behind her ubiquitous pair of dark sunglasses. (Gaga has said she never wants to appear in public sans shades.)
Hopefully she'll take her health advice to heart-especially since she recently declared in a New York magazine interview that "pop stars should not eat." On the other hand, she told King she's completely given up on cocaine, so that's a start.
- Michael Jackson
- Larry King