Last night, Lady Gaga was honored as Woman of the Year at Billboard’s Women in Music event. During her acceptance speech, Lady Gaga outlined the difficulties women face breaking into the music industry in a very Gaga-like way.

Via People:

“What I really want to say is that it is really hard sometimes for women in music. It’s like a fucking boys club that we just can’t get into.”

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“I tried for so long, I just really wanted to be taken seriously as a musician for my intelligence more than my body ever in this business. You don’t always feel like when you’re working that people believe that you have a musical background, that you understand what you’re doing because you’re a female.”

According to reports, the audience, which included Gaga’s mom and fiancé Taylor Kinney, was incredibly receptive to the speech and broke out into applause when she called the industry a “boys club.”

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Gaga was being honored for her work in the industry both as performer and songwriter. Earlier this week, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story.

She was also nominated for a Grammy for her contribution to The Hunting Ground, a documentary about campus rape. In a separate event earlier this week, Gaga spoke openly about her own rape and its aftermath. “Because of the way that I dress, and the way that I’m provocative as a person, I thought that I had brought it on myself in some way, that it was my fault,” she told the panel.

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