Lady Gaga Says She'll 'Quit' If She Can't Be Herself

Lady Gaga Says She’ll ‘Quit’ Music If She Can’t Be Herself
PHOTO: Lady Gaga speaks during Keynote at SXSW at Austin Convention Center on March 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
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In spite of constant image overhauls that include wearing meat dresses and trying out fake teeth, it doesn’t sound like ”Artpop” diva Lady Gaga is planning on becoming just another pop star.

At a keynote event at the South By Southwest Music festival, Lady Gaga, dressed in a tarp-like dress with her hair in dreadlocks, spoke about her career in music.

During the wide-ranging conversation the singer acknowledged she’s had a tough year but said she would retire if she couldn’t make music her own way, according to the Washington Post.

“I will stop - I will quit - I will retire from the commercial market if I have to do something other than be myself because if I can’t be myself in this moment than everything I have said to my friends since the beginning will be a total lie,” Gaga said, according to the Washington Post.

Gaga has had a difficult year career-wise with her album “Artpop” under-performing and her 2013 tour being cancelled after hip surgery.

Lil Boosie Discovers Instagram
PHOTO: Lil Boosie is pictured in New Orleans, La. on March 10, 2014.
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Lil Boosie, who was released from prison last week, is discovering a whole new world, including Instagram.

The popular photo -sharing app wasn't around when the rapper, 31, went to prison four years ago for a drug conviction and probation violation.

At a news conference that was streamed online earlier this week, the rapper also said he was enthralled with Apple's FaceTime technology.

"I was surprised when I looked on my iPhone," he said. "You can look at people and talk on the phone."

Bacon Explains the '80s
PHOTO: Actor Kevin Bacon speaks onstage at "6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: A Social Phenomenon Turns 20" during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center, March 8, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
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Kevin Bacon wants kids today to know there were times when guys couldn't pick up a girl on Facebook or Twitter.

In a new video by Mashable, Bacon explains the '80s.

"Awareness of '80s culture and technology has been in a significant decline," he says. "Especially amongst a certain demographic. I'm talking to you, millennials!"

Bacon, 55, adds that life was hard for a guy born before 1985.

Find out Bacon's pre-Internet dating tips here.

California Faces Major Damage if 9.0 Earthquake Strikes

Coastal California is in deep trouble if the state has to endure a 9.0 earthquake, according to a study reported on by the Los Angeles Times.

The North Coast would be at risk of a giant tsunami that could wash away coastal towns, destroy the area's main highway, U.S. 101, and be at risk for some $70 billion in damage. If a quake of that magnitude were to strike, residents would have as few as 15 minutes notice to get to higher ground, scientists found.

Sugar More Dangerous Than Pot?
PHOTO: Americans now consider sugar more harmful to health than marijuana, according to a poll by the Wall Street Journal/NBC News.
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Americans now think that sugar is more harmful to health than marijuana, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.

The poll responders were asked to rank the danger of sugar, pot, tobacco, and alcohol, and a majority said that tobacco was the most dangerous, followed by alcohol, sugar and then pot.

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