Lady Gaga fat? Papa Germanotta is partly to blame

Sep 20, 2012 at 11:15 p.m. ET

While headlines calling Lady Gaga "fat" feel totally unfair, the singer has gained a bit of weight in recent months. Thursday morning, Mother Monster talked weight gain numbers, as well as how she feels about having a fuller figure to flaunt.

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Lady Gaga fat? It's hard to imagine the body-baring songstress as anything but the svelte, costume-clad gal we've come to love, but apparently the rumors of a Gaga weight gain are totally true.

Rather than remain mum in the face of 'Lady Gaga fat' headlines, the singer chose to speak openly about how much weight she's gained, as well as the main culprit—and it's not whiskey, as has been widely reported!

The woman who was once a just young girl by the name of Stefani Germanotta spoke to New York's Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on Thursday, revealing "I love eating pasta and I'm a New York Italian girl. That's why I have been staying out of New York."

One specific restaurant in the city has caused more problems than any other, a place called Joanne Trattoria, which is owned by Joseph Germanotta—Lady Gaga's own dear dad.

"My father opened a restaurant," the 26-year-old said with pride. "It's so amazing... it's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go there. So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I'm like, 'I've got to go where I can drink green juice.'"

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So where does Lady Gaga go from here? To start with, she's refusing to take on any guilt.

"I'm dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds," the woman pictured above on Sept. 16 went on to say. "And you know I really don't feel bad about it, not even for a second.

"I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It's hard because it's a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don't like that. So I'm trying to find a new balance."

Can we get a round of applause for honesty and a grade A attitude in the face of the "Lady Gaga fat" criticism? You go, Gaga!

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