Lady Gaga had some critical things to say about her new Glamour cover at the magazine’s annual Women of the Year Awards in New York City on Monday night. After saying she believed fellow honoree Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teen who was shot by the Taliban last year, was more deserving of the cover, the “Applause” singer let loose.
“Malala used her voice, so I’m going to use mine,” she began. “The picture, which I’m very grateful for and very happy to be on this cover, I felt it was too beautiful. I felt my skin looked too perfect, and my hair looked too soft. This is not usually how I dress or how I carry myself.”
Gaga went on: “I believe my true mission is to inspire young people to fight back against forces that make them feel like they’re not beautiful or important,” she said. “I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning.”
For her look on Monday, Gaga wore all white and covered her mascara-less face in powder, topping it all off with an oversized blond whig.
Fellow honorees at the awards included “Girls” star Lena Dunham, designer Catherine Martin and model Liya Kebede.
The event came on the heels of Sunday’s elaborate release party for Gaga’s new album, “ARTPOP,” out today. Get our full wrap of the event here.