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Gaga's wild papa

For those of you wondering where Lady Gaga gets her eccentricity, imperviousness to embarassment and stadium conquering confidence need look no further than her dad. Apparently Gaga senior - who made tons of dosh as a high-flying music exec - used to be quite the wild thing in his youth, entertaining ladies ahem, 'under the boardwalk', and all sorts.

According to The Daily Mail, in a radio interview Gaga told Howard Stern that her dad's antics influenced her, 'He was having sex with girls under the boardwalk in New Jersey before he went to see Bruce Springsteen. He saw a lot of himself in me. My first piano teacher was a stripper. My dad told me later. I used to say to her, 'Why do you have such long nails?' She just said, 'Someday you'll understand why'.'

She also discussed her predeliction for jazz cigarettes, saying, 'I was for sure addicted to coke. I got off it because my father called me out and kicked my a***. I didn't do it with people, I did it alone. But I regret every line I did. The star confessed she still smokes marijuana, insisting she wanted to be honest with her fans. I don't do weed that often - and I tell the truth about that. I don't respect artists who aren't honest about what they do recreationally.'

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