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Lady Gaga hasn't held back in the May issue of U.S. Harper's Bazaar. Not known for being a shrinking violet, the superstar has spoken out about her good friend Alexander McQueen, whose death she believes wasn't without purpose. In a strange twist of fate, Gaga moved the release date of her album Born this Way to coincide with the one year anniversary of the designer's passing.

"I think he planned the whole thing: Right after he died, I wrote Born This Way," the singer tells the magazine. "I think he's up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing."

Inside the mag, Gaga also addresses rumours that she has joined the plastic surgery brigade, revealing it is not on her to-do list.

"I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have," she explains. "I think promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification. And how many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery?"

Defending her choice to include prosthetic horns in her latest looks, she added: 'They're not prosthetics. They're my bones. They come out when I'm inspired. They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am.'

Erm... right-oh. Read more from Gaga's Harper's Bazaar interview here.