Pop singer Lady Gaga wants her fans to know she's off-the-charts gay and her advocacy is genuine.

The 25-year-old Lady Gaga continues to attract fans at a rapid pace – she became the first artist to hit 10 million Twitter followers this week – but while talking heads debate whether her high-profile gay advocacy helps or hurts her popularity, Lady Gaga isn't holding back.

In an interview with the U.S. edition of Metro newspapers, which includes the markets of New York, Philadelphia and Boston, the Poker Face singer insisted she's “off-the-charts gay.”

While discussing an interview where a foreign journalist asked, “How queer are you?” Lady Gaga suggested she was actually being asked, “How gay are you?”

“I'm off-the-charts gay! [Laughs] But that's not quite the way to put it. As if you are or you're not. It's not mathematical. It's this completely subjective overarching aesthetic called life and you have this huge palate to paint from and you're asking me, 'How queer are you?' That's just one palate. It's like I say so many things in that song [Born this Way]. But the first thing everyone comes back with is, gay, gay, gay. Are you gay? Is the song gay? And you're missing what life is offering you because you're hinged on one word. Look into yourself. Are you born to be brave? To rebuke all of these labels?”

“My social involvement for equality and gay rights,” she added, “as well as my music, is completely genuine. But I don't think I ever want everyone to ever know fully who or what I am. Part of what I'm doing is asking you to look inside yourself, to ask yourself questions.”