June 2nd, 2010
02:40 PM ET

Lady Gaga on Catholicism

From the Editors: Larry King Live Senior Producer Nancy Baker was on site in London for Larry King's interview with Lady Gaga. She filed this report:

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to meet a global sensation. I traveled to London this week for Larry King’s interview with superstar Lady Gaga.

Arranging this special one-on-one – part of our celebration of Larry’s 25th anniversary with CNN – was no easy task. Lady Gaga is in the midst of her sold-out world tour, The Monster’s Ball. To say her schedule is jam-packed is to understate the case.

Still, her team carved out the time. The venue was a designated room in the backstage area of the O2 Arena, where Lady Gaga would thrill (and I do mean THRILL!) her fans with a brilliant concert performance just hours later.

Right on time – to the minute – Lady Gaga walked in, accompanied by just three people.

“Hi everyone, I’m Gaga,” she introduced herself to our CNN crew – which was more than three times as large as her modest entourage. She then proceeded to shake hands with everybody. She could not have been more gracious.

I – and everybody else on the crew – had wondered what she was going to wear. She did not disappoint. Just the opposite. Lady Gaga paid a witty tribute to Larry by donning a white silk shirt and unique black suspenders. To add to the visual punch, Larry took his seat on our New York set sporting a black shirt and white suspenders! Was this study in sartorial opposites planned ahead of time? No. Absolutely not. It was serendipity. And it added a terrific touch to a unique show.

Lady Gaga was as candid as she was articulate throughout the interview. Her frankness extended to her very honest comments about growing up in the Roman Catholic Church.

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  4. Hannah

    Politically correct, safe, nebulous, and quite contradicting. I'm not surprised.

    June 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
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    April 19, 2011 at 11:35 am |
  6. saralee

    It's so funny that people use their own logic to create their world. The logic you have inherited has a direct source which is the internal HIGHER INTELLIGENCE. So whatever science says now, it can be discredited later. We only know so much. We only see our own perception, and our own world. It's a beautiful creation, but its not of us. We did not ask to be here. We didnt pick our looks, our brains, our parents, etc. There is no reason NOT to believe a HIGHER POWER, "God" Exists.. and its not a man in the clouds! The bible was a bunch of stories taken too literally. There has been many prophets of God. The Baha'i Faith. Embrace the oneness.

    October 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  7. Francesca

    So she's religious and politically correct. Can you say playing it safe? Gotta kiss the @$$ of the gay community too-she knows which side her bread is buttered on.

    June 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  8. Rostand

    As a devout and practicing Catholic, I have to comment...a) the Bible everyone disputes, the Catholic Church put together with all its books b) books have been removed beginning with the protestant movement (1500's) and further 'cafeteria-like' selections of what people like and don't like about what Jesus set-up for us all, c) It's JUDEO-CHRISTIAN, with Jewish people being the Chosen ones of God , we Gentiles are adopted into the Body of Christ, d) the sins of human beings do not make the Church itself evil, d) Catholic Christian, Protestant Christian, we are all called to live out our Baptismal promises and show mercy and forgiveness and the love of Jesus Christ to all, i.e. catholic (small "c") means universal, and finally, e) I challenge, with Love, whoever is not sure, intelligently curious, or falsely informed to research history to see WHO set up the Apostolic Church in the first place (Jesus the Christ), read why Early Christians and even present ones DIE for His Church, research your own beliefs and where they began, if u have no beliefs, really examine why u don't no matter how many good deeds u do and love u feel, seek info as to the rituals and dates u celebrate and why once Catholic, always Catholic. All churches are served by human beings, who sin, and who will be tempted by evil more than a servant of God? Priests, Nuns, Clergy. They will face worldly justice, as they should, but that's the wonderful thing about God, HE forgives and His Mercy endures forever...every day we wake up we get another shot at breathing and getting it right. Be grateful, Lady Gaga that you grew up with such a Gift and don't let the World confuse you. God does not work in confusion, that's not His M.O. May the Lord bless ALL of us with patience and mercy towards ourselves and others!

    June 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  9. DEA

    Hey Carl from AC, go back and listen to Larry Kings first comments “What are your feelings on the Catholic Church." The whole topic was not about her talent as a performer, but her faith. It is then proper to comment on what I heard her say about a faith that I am completely devoted to. If you don't want to read comments on what she said about her faith then go to another place to venerate her talent and performing abilities. As a Catholic I am obligated to comment on an interview that I feel falls short of who she professes to be. This forum is about her faith not her talent.

    June 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm |
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    Did I go back in time to 1986? Is that Madonna?

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