Lady Gaga Diet Sparked by 25 Pound Weight Gain, But Does She Need To? (Photo)

Lady Gaga has announced she will be going on a diet after gaining 25 pounds.

The controversial singer is better known for featuring revealing and sometimes strange costumes during her extravagant sets on tour, but now she has revealed that her focus right now is on losing weight.

Gaga recently took part in an interview with radio host Elvis Duran when she admitted to what some had been suggesting for past weeks, that she had put on weight.

"I'm dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds," Gaga told the radio show. "And you know I really don't feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. It's hard because it's a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don't like that. So I'm trying to find a new balance."

However, the 26 year old singer said family food was to blame for her recent weight gain. Specifically she blamed her dad Joe Germanotta's restaurant for her adding a few pounds.

She said, "I love eating pasta and pizza. I'm a New York Italian girl. That's why I have been staying out of New York. My father opened a restaurant. It's so amazing . . . it's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there. So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I'm, like, I've got to go where I can drink green juice."

However, many have suggested that despite her weight gain she is not fat and that there is no need for her to go on a diet to lose any weight.

But with the pressures of the music industry and for her to keep her smaller figure Lady Gaga has previously revealed how she is very conscious of what she eats to maintain her weight.

In April she tweeted, "Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger. Pop singers don't eat. I was born this way."