If this is proven to be true, Danny Boyle has the subject matter for his next movie.
When we look back upon the 2011 Grammys, we’ll surely sit our grandchildren down, not to talk about Arcade Fire or Esperanza Spalding but rather Lady Gaga emerging from that egg to open the show and perform “Born This Way,” the song that our grandchildren will know off by heart, for it is so seminal, it shall replace the Pledge of Allegiance within schools across the land.
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But we digress. Gaga has told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that she spent 72 hours in the egg (or, as Gaga referred to it, “vessel”). As she delightfully put it, “I was in there for about 72 hours, and it was a very creative experience, and it was time for me to prepare and really think about the meaning of [“Born This Way”] and get prepared for the performance. I really wanted to be born on stage.”
TIME’s sister publication, Entertainment Weekly, who has been following this story, has yet to hear back from Gaga’s camp on the crucial issue of whether this was 72 consecutive or non-consecutive hours.
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Gaga also spoke to Seacrest about her “creative embryonic incubation,” (to which the only response can be, “what did Seacrest ever do to deserve that?”) NewsFeed remains reasonably confident of calling Gaga out for — ahem — eggsaggerating the truth. But if you’re reading Gaga, we’ll happily hear from you, as we’d love to poach a quote or two to ensure that your message hasn’t been scrambled. Meanwhile, you’ve certainly raised the ante for your next performance: Great Eggspectations, if you will.