By and  on February 18, 2011

NEW YORK — Contrary to popular belief, what drives Lady Gaga to succeed isn’t an urge to shock people (although she does enjoy it). It is, she said, a desire to live not simply for herself — a lesson she learned from her late paternal aunt, Joanne Germanotta, who died of lupus at age 19.

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