Lady Gaga talks plastic surgery in Harper's Bazaar May 2011 issue. Photo: Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar

If you've ever questioned whether Lady Gaga has gone under the knife, she's setting the record straight that she's simply "Born This Way" in the May 2011 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

The 25-year-old pop star talks plastic surgery in a candid interview with Derek Blasberg where she opens up about her pint-sized body and having the freedom to decide how the world sees her.

Lady Gaga on the May 2011 cover of Harper's Bazaar. Photo: Terry Richardson for Harper's Bazaar

"I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification," Gaga says.

Rocking a pink cotton candy wig, smoky eye makeup, pink berry lips, gray stiletto nails and sharp facial "bones" on the magazine's cover, Gaga also reveals that her sculpted cheekbone structure is an ever-present reflection of inspiration.

"They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am."

"It's a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism. Body modification is part of the overarching analysis of 'Born This Way,'" Gaga adds.

What do you think of Lady Gaga's view on plastic surgery? Tell us in the comments section below. For the entire interview and photo shoot head over to HarpersBazaar.com.