Lady Gaga wants her dad to be proud of her music more
The `Edge of Glory` singer - whose latest album `Born This Way` has gone to number one in over 20 countries - insists one of the biggest motivations for her music is her father Joseph Germanotta and it is his support which drives her on to succeed.
Gaga said: "As much as I want the world to be happy, at the end of the day I just want my dad to be proud of me."
The pop superstar also spoke of her family`s reaction to her rise to fame and various eccentric fashion choices - which have included a dress made out of meat and a Kermit the frog coat.
In an interview on Japanese TV talk show Tetsuko no Heya, she said: "They were sometimes worried, sometimes confused. But with all things, with all adversity it takes time. I was very patient with them and they were very patient with me.
"Now the most wonderful thing about my family is that we are rock solid."
The 25-year-old singer - who appeared on the programme clad in a circular dress and sky-high heels - is also inspired by her millions of fans.
She explained: "As an artist I`m always trying to project to my fans and the world that the public does not define you who you are. You define you."