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Erin Strecker
November 29, 2011 AT 05:10 PM EST

Oh, Lady Gaga. I love you, but do you ever have an inner monologue?

Wrapping up her year of flirting with overexposure, Lady Gaga has given an interview to Vanity Fair, and instead of talking Born This Way and bullying, she decided to get personal in a different way and discuss her relationships, or lack thereof, with men.

She told the magazine, “I have this effect on people where it starts out good. Then, when I’m in these relationships with people who are also creative, or creative in their own way, what happens is the attraction is initially there and it’s all unicorns and rainbows. And then they hate me.”

Interestingly, in her recent Thanksgiving special, Gaga shared that in her very public life, the one thing that is off-limits is her personal relationships (She’s reportedly dating Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney). I guess that decision didn’t extend to trash-talking exs.

“Perhaps it’s a whose-dick-is-bigger contest,” she explained. “If I go to the piano and write a quick song and play it back, they are angry with how fast and effortless it is. That’s who I am, and I don’t apologize for it.”

Pause real quick. I’ve solved the problem. Did she just refer to her process as ‘fast and effortless?’ I know why these guys get mad, and it has nothing to do with the creative shoes she wears to bed. It’s her lack of pah-pah-pah-poker face. It’s wonderful that she’s a confident woman, but let’s be real here: Going around talking about how naturally, amazingly gifted you are in comparison to your significant other would put a wrench in anyone’s relationship. Or maybe she just needs to date more talented guys?

From the woman who once said, “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore,” all of this is nothing new. But it sure is a lot to take at once.

Then again, Gaga is nothing if not a consummate celebrity, and like everything else in her life, she brings the discussion back to her devoted Little Monsters. “When I fight with someone I’m in a relationship with, I think, What would my fans think if they knew this was happening?” she told Vanity Fair. “How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on? And then I get out.”

You shouldn’t stick around with anyone who doesn’t treat you well, famous or not — that’s a worthwhile message for all her young fans. At the very least, it’s a better sentiment, perhaps, than taking your clothes off so Tony Bennett can draw you nude (see the NSFW pic), which — surprise! — she also did for this issue of Vanity Fair.

Readers: Want to know more about Lady Gaga’s relationships, or in this a case where less is definitely more? Speaking of less is more, what do you think of the Tony Bennett sketch?

Read more:

‘A Very Gaga Thanksgiving’ review: Singing and talking turkey with Lady Gaga, ‘America’s Picasso

Lady Gaga announces release of surprise holiday EP: Hear a new track here 

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