“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.” ― Lady Gaga
If there’s ever a time you feel anxious or nervous, remember this: Lady Gaga’s major debut to the world was the 2009 MTV VMA performance of “Paparazzi.” At the beginning of the number, she looks straight at the audience and gives this face. She’s 22 years old, facing her fate without fear. Lady Gaga said herself, "They can’t scare me, if I scare them first." This marks the moment I truly respected Gaga, for nothing and no one should scare you.