London: Lady Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta, has admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she thought the singer might have mental problems the first time she saw her daughter performing. On being asked by the 58-year-old what the flamboyant performer (whose real name is Joanne Stefani Germanotta) was like as a teenager, her mother joked about seeing her perform at a pub early in her career.
“When Gaga started emerging, when she was performing I think it was at Joe’s Pub downtown. And she was in her bikini performing ‘Lady Starlight’ and decided that night to ... actually light hairspray on fire,” a leading daily has quoted her as saying on the show.
“And some people left when that happened... a lot of people stayed and thought it was cool. But her father and I were like, honesty, he said, ‘I think she has a screw loose’,” she added.