Lady Gaga is setting the record straight on those persistent rumors that she and her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper are completely in love.
In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Oscar-winner said that she and Cooper were acting in a very carefully-crafted performance.
"Yes, people saw love and—guess what—that's what we wanted you to see," she said of the performance of their love song, Shallow.
"This is a love song, 'Shallow' " she said. "The movie A Star Is Born is a love story. We worked so hard. We worked all week on that performance."
Gaga added that Cooper directed the entire performance, down to the lighting, at the Oscars, just as he did in for the film.
"I knew that he had the vision for how it should go," she said.
Gaga added that the rumors on social media were just that -- silly rumors.
"First of all, like, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet," she said. "What it has done to pop culture is just, like, abysmal."
In the weeks leading up the performance, fans were speculating that the two were having an affair. After she split up from fiance Christian Carino, the rumor mill only heated up.
"Look, I've had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennet for three years touring the world," she added. "When you're singing love songs, that's what you want people to feel."
"I'm an artist," she said. "And I guess we did a good job. Fooled ya!"
Watch the interview below:
Lady Gaga talks about what her life has been like since she won the Oscar, the importance of hard work, performing Shallow live at the Oscars, the speculation that she and Bradley Cooper are in love, giving her Oscar speech, new footage from A Star is Born being released, sneaking into movie theaters to see it, and Jimmy and Guillermo present her with the platinum record for A Star is Born.