AOL: If you've been given a gift, how do you make sure you don't squander it in any way?
LG: I'm loyal to my thoughts. When I have a vision? I'm very loyal to it. I was laughing with my manager yesterday because I said, "I know I speak quite pretentiously and arrogantly about my music," and it's really because when I say "I am art," I don't really mean "I am art. I am beauty. I am perfection." What I mean to say is, "I don't exist, unless my vision is properly executed on the stage." What you saw today at AOL Sessions was good, but it's not my show. Go see "The Fame Ball" tour and you will see my real show.
AOL: You said you call the album 'The Fame' "because anyone can be famous." How?
LG: Yes. It's not about the cameras or about the press. It's about a life of loving art. And it's very simple, but you must live it in every fabric of your being -- the toenail color that you choose, the way that you speak, the things that you choose to watch and sing about. This is the fame, and you must be convicted. It's very funny, because my dancers, when I met them I told them, "You will soon have the fame." And today they say, "Gaga, when you said that, we didn't understand. But now we have it." And that lie is now a truth.
AOL: So how do you get the fame?
LG: You must honor every crevice of your passion. You can't bury it. The minute that you bury it and try to be like others, you lose your fame.