Lady Gaga on Whitney Houston: ‘She’s the Greatest of All Time’

Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston

While most celebrities have already expressed their thoughts on the passing of Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga has remained quiet until now. The pop megastar opened up to Oprah Winfrey on the legendary singer’s tragic death and how she influenced her.

During an interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on OWN, Gaga recalled idolizing Houston as a child. “I found it slightly inappropriate to speak about, but actually my greatest influence in this house for 10 years was Whitney,” she said while speaking at the house where she grew up.

“I used to stand at the top of that staircase and sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ every single day after school. I would play it over and over. I used to stand up there and I would study her. I thanked her at the Grammys when I won that award because she for me is the greatest of all time.”

Upon learning of her death, Gaga’s initial reaction wasn’t shock. “I don’t know that I was like really surprised, I think it was just more I couldn’t believe that her heart wasn’t beating any more,” shared Gaga. “That’s really sort of the feeling that I felt. I was grateful that I knew that she knew I loved her.”

She previously acknowledged her idol while accepting the award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2011 Grammys. “I wanted to thank Whitney because when I wrote ‘Born This Way,’ I imagined she was singing it because I wasn’t secure enough in myself to imagine I was a superstar,” she said during the live ceremony. “So Whitney I imagined you were singing ‘Born This Way’ when I wrote it. Thank you.”

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  1. jeremydante

    gaga knows what it iz.


  2. Vaughie

    Awe, Gaga #MonsterLove #PawsUp


  3. maya

    she said the SAME thing about Madonna & Britney…


    marcus Reply:

    @maya, NO SHE DIDNT…. She neva on any major award show. say that. when she even won the VMA. she thanked Whitney…


  4. phucku

    Gaga knows what’s up!



    Whitney’s the G.O.A.T, no other singer can compare rest in peace my Queen


  6. Audrey Hepburn

    This is why Lady Gaga is so successful. She is positive, respectful and gracious to her fans and musical contemporaries, and all around aware. Good Job Gaga. :)


  7. Rap*

    Shes always so fake. I cant believe, people say oh rihanna is fake and a puppet but then support gaga, lana del ray and nicki who all changed their names and style to even become a star.

    And she kisses every ass, one day its this person then its this etc..

    And shes positive? Check her videos…mocking the church, poising people in a restaurant etc..

    She is the devil.


  8. Kareem

    Rip king MJ


  9. truebozz

    finally a celebrity whos not afraid to admit someone else is better..

    i WISH nicki would just come out and say kim is the greatest of all time.. but just wait until kim b is found dead.. nicki’s fake ass gonna be the first one on that sht #SMH


  10. chris

    Fake ass bitch.


  11. lyfechanges

    i remember her thanking whitney during the grammy’s that year…i was confused as f*ck for sure lmao


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