By Georgi Lindsey
The pop sensation, Lady Gaga has just bought herself Scotland’s most expensive stately home in near Edinburgh worth £8 million. The cost of the 17th Century Yester House will be deducted from Gaga’s earnings which totalled around £38.5 million in 2009. It is expected she is seeking more privacy for herself and partner, Luc Carl which she is sure to get from the property which includes 16 bedrooms, two drawing rooms, a music hall and billiard room.
The 24-year-old star, born as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta joins other celebrities such as Bob Dylan and comedian Dylan Moran who have moved to Scotland over the years, seeking the peaceful life, away from the flashing lights of the paparazzi. But not everyone is excited about the removal vans rolling up the driveway. Inna Sklarska, Supervisor of the Goblin Ha’ Hotel from nearby village Gifford commented, “The locals are concerned it will attract fans and are actually quite scared, this is a quiet village and everyone knows each other so they are worried there will be lots of fans here.”
Lady Gaga‘s debut album, The Fame, soared her to stardom in 2008 and she has carried a lot of controversy during that time. A lover of fashion and a fan of the late Alexander McQueen, she sparked recent outrage at the MTV VMA awards when she turned up to the event in an outfit and headpiece made entirely of raw meat. Addressing all her fans as “little monsters” her outlandish behaviour and pop duets with icons like Beyonce saw The Fame go platinum, and the follow-up remix album quite simply called, The Remix is alleged to have sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Lady Gaga is currently finishing off her second album, Born This Way which is expected to be released in early 2011.
So what would the Goblin Ha’ Hotel serve Lady Gaga and Luc if they popped into their local for a relaxing Sunday dinner, “I think maybe Haggis as it is a tradition in Scotland and maybe a locals beer like Bel Haven Best.” Maybe the pubs in the surrounding area should look into creating a new drink in honour of her arrival. Little Monsters, consisting of Jagermeister and an energy drink, topped with a shot of Goldschlager to symbolise her fans.