Lady Gaga on Never Letting Anyone Bully Your Creativity Away

The world as we know it is tough. Beautiful, but tough. In the world of creativity, there will be more of those who will tell you that your work does not deserve recognition than those who will look for something to appreciate about it. Be open to constructive criticism. Thank the people who build you up and cheer for you. Let their compliments enthuse you until your creative self reaches a state of ecstasy. Take them while you can, because you will be needing them to prepare you for when the destructive views come flooding in.


Sometimes, we are the only ones who understand the art that we do. Fear that there isn’t one soul out there who can relate to us is not worth quitting our creative liberty for. We live in a planet filled with endless wonders, undiscovered wonders. Some wonders live in our minds. It’s a whole different universe inside of us, and we have the power to decide what creatures dwell within. It shouldn’t matter if no one understands us, because to our creations, we are gods.


Many of those who bring you down, bring you down because of their incapability of making what you are capable of. That’s all you need to know, or at least it’s what you should keep telling yourself until you learn to wear a smile in front of the cynics. A lot of great artists, whether in the performing arts, visual arts, or literary arts, have been thrown the harshest of comments. But it is usually right after taking in these hurtful comments will a true artist unleash the creative monster within.


Lady Gaga and Bullying:


In her smash hit ‘Born This Way’, the pop star tells off those who judge and bully other people for being different, in a subdued manner. The song is an anthem of the criticized. She was bullied when she was younger. Up until today, she still is, what with all the art critics here and there, hitting as low as questioning her sanity. You can take the message of the song as it is, that everyone is equally beautiful. But for the artist in you, you can chant the words to strengthen your creative skills. The more convinced you are that there is beauty in everything and everyone, the more capable you will be of reproducing that beauty.


Lady Gaga and Creativity:


She is practically an epitome of the freedom of self-expression. Her art is consistently inconsistent. No one will ever truly understand her; why she dresses up the way she does, behaves the way she behaves, or her unconventional makeup. But I’m sure many of you will agree that when she drops a record, her prime expertise in composing songs surpasses the attention given to her outlandish numbers. Coming right down to the bottom of things, she simply trusts in her creativity alone to fend off the pessimism.


It is impossible to please everybody. But instead of letting this unfortunate truth put a limit to how creative you can get, use it as a justification for your failed attempts. We’re only human. We’re entitled to that. With regards to our creativity in relation to what others say of it; we must take the good in order to remember the aspect in which we succeeded, as well as the bad, for the extra push towards doing better, closing in on being the best.


Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.” – Lady Gaga

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Keeping Up with the Kontroversy is a Kraft in Itself

Yup, you read that right. It now looks as though everything turns trendy when it starts with a ‘K’. It used to be just a letter, that one letter you hate receiving after having sent a very long text message. Yet it became a sensational kind of branding since the Kardashian family caught the eye of the public and started a commotion all over Hollywood and beyond. The Kardashians are everywhere. Whether it’s a cameo in parody films, a fashion line, the weekend headlines, presenters for award shows or hosting live events, endorsements for products of all sorts, and many more. Name it, they’ve done it.


Their fame started when one of the sisters, Kim Kardashian, hung out with socialite and hotel heiress, Paris Hilton. Although they have had a falling out and stopped hanging out with each other, Kim was starting to make a name for herself. She admits that she has no special talent; she could neither sing nor dance, and is not sure whether she should enter mainstream acting. Even so, the paparazzi just couldn’t help but follow her around. She was, and it’s been said a thousand times, famous for being famous. But not so long after, something tragic hit the Kardashian family. Kim’s infamous video scandal had surfaced. You would think that this could send her spiralling downwards. It didn’t. It only paved way for her life to be even more probed by the media, until the rest of her family got into the picture and turned out to be really marketable characters themselves. Hence, the birth of a reality show.


Fans have been ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ for ten seasons since their release in 2007. Ten seasons. That is no joke, and a big slap in the face of their detractors who say that they are not good at anything. May I add that they have even been labelled as bad role models for the profane language they use, considering there are minors who watch the show and they themselves have sisters who are teenagers? But let’s focus on the good side here. If they are not interesting, why do they have one of the biggest audiences? Simple. They create a media frenzy and after every scandalous move, they brush it off like nothing happened, almost as easily as you would with a dusty working table and head on to doing your job. If they can pay the least regard or none at all to something such as divorce or other serious matters, it gives the viewers the impression that these things are typical of them, making them very much unlike the ordinary family. This is their way of getting you hooked because you never know what they would do next.


What other thing I have noticed about them is that whenever they have no external conflicts, they try to cause trouble within each other. But at the end of every episode, they always patch things up. Even though they are not your average family, you can relate with them in times when they are attacked by others, because they always have each other’s backs and put aside any current misunderstandings in order to defend a member who is faced with a controversy. I have observed a behavior common to them from the matriarch to the youngest member. They would deny rumors to protect the family as a whole during interviews, but individually take to their social media accounts to counter-bash those who say negative things about them. They do it very subtly, but also very creatively that if you were the basher, you would want to rip your hair off of your scalp. They have a selfie for every hater out there. Whether you like them or not, whatever you say about them, they only get more popular by the second. Resistance is absolutely futile.


There’s a lot of baggage that comes along with our family, but it’s like Louis Vuitton baggage.” – Kim Kardashian

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