Singer Mika has claimed that Lady GaGa created a "bizarre" and "weird" image in order to be successful in the music business.
According to The Sun, Mika said: "She is her own creation. A weird, bizarre, but very successful creation."
"Of course she takes things too far. But she has only gets to where she is because of that. No one cared about her before. She's created a career for herself."
"She is completely different personality wise though when we're alone - nothing crazy like people think she is, very normal, very sweet and extremely intelligent."
"She is very, very focused, bright and funny. She doesn't take herself too seriously. She reads what's written about her and doesn't mind it.
"She knows as long as she is selling tickets she is doing well. Her outfits are hysterical. It's style to provoke which has worked.