Lady Gaga could still "make you cry" with her musical ability if all her gimmicks were stripped from her.
The eccentric 'Judas' singer is famed for her outrageous outfits - such as wearing a dress made from cuts of meat - and publicity stunts including being carried into a performance at the Grammy awards in an egg shaped 'vessel', but insists underneath it all her raw talent is what makes her a star.
She told NME magazine: "Let me tell you something. If you f***ing rip my hairbow and my wig off my f***ing head, my shoes, my bra, every single thing on my body, and you throw me on a piano with a microphone, I will f***ing make you cry."
Gaga also vowed to continue writing her own hits and wishes prospective producers would stop sending her their material to perform.
She added: "I'm not going to start churning out what you expect. If you want me to be a manufactured act, you can f**k off."
The 25-year-old 'Bad Romance' star - real name Stefani Germanotta - also feels she is misunderstood despite being open about who is.
She added: "I feel I have been probed endlessly about who the f**k I am. I have been quite open about it.
"And still nobody seems to have a clue."