News Is Lady Gaga *Really* Giving Up Her Stage Name? By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 13, 2017 @ 11:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Will the real Lady Gaga please stand up? Last week, it was reported that the 31-year-old pop star would be dropping her stage name, Lady Gaga, and instead appear in A Star Is Born with her real, given name, Stefani Germanotta. We even got a new sneak peek from the upcoming film, which she stars in alongside Bradley Cooper. "[We’re exploring] what unconditional love is, how hard it is to love someone in this world as a human being, and what that demands," Cooper told Entertainment Weekly of the film. Sounds lovely, but is the name-change situation true? Turns out Lady Gaga would like you to continue calling her Lady Gaga, thank you very much. On Tuesday, she took to Twitter to clear the air, writing, “I’ve seen a lot of rumors on the internet that for “A Star Is Born” I’ll be billed as Stefani, but that’s not the case. It’s Lady Gaga, baby!” There you have it.