What does Beautiful, Dirty, Rich mean?

Lady Gaga: Beautiful, Dirty, Rich Meaning

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Song Released: 2008

Beautiful, Dirty, Rich Lyrics

Beautiful, dirty dirty rich rich dirty dirty
Beautiful dirty rich
Dirty dirty rich dirty dirty rich beautiful
Beautiful and dirty dirty rich rich dirty

We got a redlight
Pornographic dance fight
Systematic, honey
But we got no...


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    Mar 25th 2010 !⃝

    I think it's about prostitution. Everyone thinks it's about being beautiful and rich, but what would dirty mean? At first we might think it's about partying, but look at the hidden context in the song.
    "We got a RED LIGHT," - Red light district for whores.
    "But we ain't got no money" - Prostitutes normally don't.
    "Our hair is perfect, While were all getting shit wrecked" - From having multiple sex partners a day.
    "Daddy I'm so sorry, I'm so s-s-sorry yeah" - Daddy is often another name they call the pimp
    "We do the dance right" Pole dancing?
    "We have got it made like ice cream topped with honey" - This confused me the most. It doesn't sound very appetizing, doesn't it? That's because a prostitute's life is kind of like that, something sweet (beauty, sex) but coated with something sweeter (too much sex, makeup, money) makes it an unappealing life.

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    Sep 7th 2012 !⃝

    its about having a glamourous life even if you're broke. and i think being a hooker for fame inspired by her time as a burlesque dancer. her dad was angry about her being a burlesque dancer (daddy i'm so sorry). at the monster ball she said. get your guns out and shoot that money cause you don't need it! (bang, bang) than she sang beautiful you dirty bitch. the song is also about hating money

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2011 !⃝

    I saw she said on a interview it is about her when she was younger.her and her friends would go and dress up and go to clubs and act like they were rich. They would say they had all this money when they had zilch.(I am guessing this part) but maybe they get caught doing this and maybe that is the line "daddy I'm so sorry im so s-s-sorry yeah". So that is what I think

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2011 !⃝

    This is her first pop-dance song. At this time she was on a lot of Cocaine, so basically this song is about the nightlife then. When she says "Daddy, I'm so sorry" she means that even though she knows she is wrong, she still does everything "wrong"

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2011 !⃝

    Whatever this song means, it's pathetic like all the other!! Repeatadly the same words, over and over and over again! To everyone who thinks Gaga is "artistic", think again, the word "Gaga" meand "not all there". It's so easy to see in all her songs that she is against Christianity. To some of these narrow minded commenters, she just uses Bible interpretations for explaining her previous relationships, stop being so naive!!!

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  6. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2011 !⃝

    this is her song when she used to be underground and shed always say that they were beautiful dirty rich, but really she was broke all the time. its ironic

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  7. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2011 !⃝

    Actually this song is about a bunch of rich kids, but they are not actually rich their parents are, and they spend all their parents money in expensive stuff like parties alcohol drugs ect...

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