Lady Gaga smokes cannabis live on stage… in Amsterdam of course
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She”s previously admitted to being “a little bit part of the green club” and Gaga revealed all to her fans – many of them young – as she smoked marijuana onstage.
In a video captured at her performance in Amsterdam earlier this week. The singer was seen mid-show lighting a big joint and inhaling on it during a break in the show.
Praising the “wondrous” drug, the 26-year-old singer told fans she had cut down on drinking alcohol because she prefers smoking the substance.
Lighting up: Lady Gaga smoked marijuana while on stage in Amsterdam earlier this week
“Medical wonder”: The 26-year-old singer admitted cannabis has helped her approach her music from a “spiritual” perspective
The Born This Way hitmaker revealed cannabis has helped her approach her music from a “spiritual” perspective.
She was quoted as telling The Sun newspaper: “I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I’ve really cut down on drinking.
“It has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music. It’s like saying everybody needs to take a breath and it’s going to be OK.”
Close enough to touch: Gaga was just metres from the crowd watching her as she light up the cannabis
We can see you: Gaga looked somewhat nervous as she first inhaled the joint, before holding it out to the side as she spoke to the audience
Paying tribute to the “medical wonders” of marijuana, Mother Monster said she thought Amsterdam was the”appropriate place” to tell her Little Monsters about her feelings for the drug.
Of course, in the Netherlands smoking the substance has been essentially decriminalised with the possession and purchase of cannabis tolerated insmall amounts.
While some fans appreciated her honesty, many were left unimpressed by her antics.
Rocking out: Gaga wore a T-shirt baring a picture of the cannabis leaf as she took to the stage on Monday night
Revealing: Gaga left little to the imagination in the outfit, which saw her wear fishnet tights underneath a black PVC thong
Taking in the atmosphere: Gaga spread her arms and ran around the stage, much to the delight of the audience
One fan group tweeted: “Stop Smoking Marijuana Gaga. No Drugs Just Art. @ladygaga Stop pleaser!!” (sic)
Another Twitter user posted a link adding: “What a role model to kids ey”
John Jolly, Chief Executive of the Blenheim CDP who offer help for young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction issues, said that Gaga”s smoking on stage is likely toexacerbate an already growing problem.
Dancing queen: Gaga teamed the top and thong with a headband in her blonde hair and a pair of lace-up boots
Flying the flag: After smoking the cannabis, Gaga appeared full of energy and bounded around the stage
Mr Jolly told us: “I think it”s always unhelpful when people in the public eye of a particular influence are seen engaging in drug use, particularly becasue cannabis use is a significant problem for people under 25 in the UK.
“The predominant drug we are dealing with in our treatment centres for people under 25 years old is cannabis so it”s particularly unhelpful when things like this happen.”
Mr Jolly added that he would like to invite Lady Gaga to visit one of the treatment centres to see exactly what help Blenheim CDP offer those struggling with addiction issues.
Air guitar time! Gaga even grabbed a guitar at one point during the show and started strumming it
We love you, Gaga! As the singer was wrapped up in her music, her fans cheered and screamed
Gaga also joked during the Amsterdam performance that she was going to talk to US President Barack Obama in abid to make marijuana legal in America.
The singer revealed she tested “borderline positive” for Lupus in 2010 might well use the drug for medicinal reasons.
Theeccentric singer has previously admitted to dabbling in hard drugs in the past, and explained she is now an occasional user of marijuana.
Stripping off: Gaga began the performance in a pleated skirt before shedding her clothes to reveal a bit too much
Eighties style: Gaga appeared to be channelling Blondie singer Debbie Harry with her blonde hair and headband
She said during a discussion with The View panel in 2011: “I am a little bit part of the green club’.
Butthe New Yorker – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – explained how she stopped using hard drugs when her father called her out.
She said: ‘My dad was like, “I know what you”re doing, and just so you know, I did it and I lost every friend and everything that I ever had while I did it.”
Born This Way! Gaga collapsed into giggles later in the show as she sat astride a motorbike
Multitasking: Gaga played the keyboard on the bike while singing
Musical support: The singer was joined on stage by her band, who appeared thoroughly engrossed in the performance
Cuddling up: Gaga seemed very friendly with one male dancer in particular
“Heshared with me his life story and his struggle, so that was what ultimately changed my life. Honestly it was the best thing that happened. I never went back.’
Addressingher fans, Gaga said: ‘There”s a way to be recreational and be young andrebellious and have a good time and not hurt yourself.’
Meanwhile,the singer has been involved in a public feud with Madonna, after the Queen of Pop reportedly claimed Gaga”s song Born This Way was a rip-off of her classic track Express Yourself.
Bulky: Gaga appears to have gained weight over the past few months, with her meat leotard looking a little tight
ButMadonna took steps to mend it on Saturday while on stage in Atlantic City. She dedicated her track Masterpiece to the younger singer and hinted she is ready to put their bad blood behind her.
“You wanna know something I love her. I love her. I do love her. Imitation is the highest form of flattery,” she said.
“One day, very soon, we”re going to be on stage together. Just you wait. You think I”m kidding I love Lady Gaga.”