She chose to make the announcement of her hiatus to Oprah Winfrey, in an "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview to air in the US tomorrow. The interview also features the singer's mother, Cynthia Germanotta.

"Other than this interview, Oprah, I do not intend to speak to anyone for a very long time," explains Gaga. "No press, no television."

The eccentric singer added that she has already stopped paying attention to what is written about her.

"Even if my mum calls and says, 'Did you hear about ...' I shut it all off," she said. "I don't read a damn thing."

Ever since the singer, whose given name is Stefani Germanotta, appeared on the scene with Let's Dance in 2009, it seemed the public could not get enough of her dramatic costumes and outspoken interviews.

However, she has slipped from the center of the radar screen in recent months, even as Born This Way was nominated for three Grammys.

Her mother admits in the interview she and her husband didn't know what to make of their daughter's act at first.

Her mother says: "When Gaga started performing - I think it was at Joe's Pub downtown - she was in a bikini performing with Lady Starlight. She decided that night to actually light hairspray on fire. A lot of people left, and a lot of people stayed and thought it was cool. Her father said, honestly, 'I think she has a screw loose.'"

沪江娱乐快讯:自从2009年凭借《Just dance》一炮而红的个性女歌手Lady Gaga一直以来,无论出现在哪里,都是媒体关注的焦点——她的服装,她的发饰,她的一言一行都逃不过媒体狗仔的镜头。近几个月来,她决定退出媒体的风口浪尖,低调的过一段日子。作为公众人物——而且是如此有个性的一位——她毫无私密空间可言,关于她每天都有各种各样的流言与说辞,看来,明星真不是好当的。