Lady Gaga called into On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Thursday to chat about the crazy week she's having, from headlining the Super Bowl Halftime show to preparing to duet with Metallica at the Grammys. The "Million Reasons" revealed the secrets behind the Halftime performance, explained why she clapped back at Internet bullies on Instagram, and shared the inspiration behind her brand new video for "John Wayne."
On her Super Bowl Halftime show performance:
I watched, I think, almost every single halftime show and I looked at what really, really worked, and what I thought didn't work, what I thought was impactful visually, how to use the stadium, how to do something that was a little different but was still me. Ultimately what I discovered was, I thought less was more for me. Even though it probably didn't seem like that watching the show because it was so big, it really was just a really cool stage with fire. There wasn't a lot of technology other than the 300 drones.
On dominating iTunes charts following the show:
I think that even if you have my music, or you don't have it, there's something about a live performance that can reignite the fan in you. It made me feel good. What I wanted more than anything was for people to watch the halftime show and just be transported for a second out of the game and out of life, really, and to a new dream.
On the newly-released video for "John Wayne":
It comes out of the "Million Reasons" video and it was really fun to shoot. It's me inhabiting all the things about myself that I know are not always safe and not always good for me, and really admitting to my cravings for wild and dangerous men and activities.