Lady Gaga: "A Stripper Taught Me To Play Piano"

Mother Monster says her dad's raunchy side made her turn out so Gaga.

Known for her kinky latex outfits, Lady Gaga reckons she inherited her eccentric sauciness from her dad and his wild ways.

"He was having sex with girls under the boardwalk before he went to see Bruce Springsteen," Gaga said.

"He saw a lot of himself in me."

Growing up Gaga confessed to a lack of focus at school and was more interested in exploring romantic encounters with other women.

And the young 'Judas' singer says she got her musical inspiration from an interesting choice of teacher.

"My first piano teacher was a stripper," Lady Gaga spilled on a US radio show.

"My Dad told me later I used to say to her, 'Why do you have such long nails?' She just said 'Someday you'll understand why'."