Lady GaGa had to get drunk to sign off on her taxes this year (11) because she was required to pay such a huge sum to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
The frugal pop superstar admits she hates paying out large cheques and she needed a little alcoholic help to face her biggest tax bill yet.
In a taped TV interview with comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, which will air in America on Friday (09Dec11), the Poker Face singer says, "When I signed my tax returns this year, I had to get completely wasted. They (aides) were just holding me up. It’s unbelievable."
The money-conscious star insists her careful habits have prevented her from buying a home: "I’m a gypsy... I think, 'Well, gosh, what a waste of money to buy a place and I’m on the road. Even though it might not seem like a big deal because I’m a pop singer or whatever it still hurts to write a cheque. It’s a lot of money."