Yoko Ono believes that John Lennon "would love the way the world has changed," from its new pop superstars to the digital revolution, if he were still alive today.
In a new interview with the U.K.'s Daily Mail, the veteran artist and peace activist speaks candidly about her late husband and former Beatle and said he "would have loved" Lady Gaga "because she's an artist, she's fearless and she pushes every limit, which we both always adored. She has played on John's white piano and I think that's wonderful."
Unlike Ozzy Osbourne, who recently deemed Gaga "too overexposed," Ono says she had no problem with the singer's wardrobe choice of a "lace catsuit" during the "We Are Plastic Ono Band" tribute shows in Los Angeles earlier this year. "People thought it was an insult because you could see her bottom," Ono says. "I'm the lady who did an exhibition of bottoms. How could hers offend me? She has a very lovely bottom."
Ono has spent much of 2010 reflecting publicly on Lennon, who was killed 30 years ago and would have celebrated his 70th birthday in October. If he were alive now, she says, Lennon "would love the way the world has changed. He'd love the Internet and Twitter. He'd be sending out pronouncements and messages and giving his opinion all the time on everything. He would be 70 years old, but he'd want to know everything that's going on. We share that curiosity and that energy.
"At 77, I can't stop," Ono adds. "I draw my energy from people around me; I fly round the world with my art and to keep John's legacy alive."