Lady Gaga: ‘I’m the Queen of the Universe Every Day' (PHOTOS)
The 10 best quotes from Mother Monster’s six hour deposition in response to a former assistant’s 2011 lawsuit.
Don’t mess with Lady Gaga.
In 2011, former assistant Jennifer O’Neill sued the superstar for more than 7,000 hours of unpaid overtime -- an amount she believes totals some $393,000.
According to court documents obtained by Celebuzz, Gaga held nothing back during her six-hour deposition, which was given in August 2012.
“She’s just -- she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe . . . and, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day," Gaga said at one point.
O’Neill worked for Gaga from 2009 to 2011, and according to the “Born This Way” singer, was paid a salary of $75,000.
From multiple mentions of photographer Terry Richardson to her definition of “a good assistant,” the lengthy deposition is extremely detailed, but hardly any of the information may come as a shock, considering the lavish life Lady Gaga has been living since skyrocketing to superstardom.
For example, Gaga said at one point: “I can’t walk down the street and go buy myself toiletries, I’ve got to call Jen or now I got to call Wendi [her other assistant], I’ve got to get a whole bunch of people together to help me fix the problem, which wouldn’t happen if she was doing her job properly on regular days.