Lady GaGa has hired her childhood musical idol Boy George to support her on tour in London next month (Feb10).
The Eighties icon will perform alongside the Paparazzi hitmaker during her dates at the O2 Arena.
Explaining her choice, GaGa says, "I didn't fit in at high school, I wanted to be like Boy George and I felt like a freak. So now I like to create this atmosphere for my fans where they feel like they have a freak in me to hang out with, and they don't feel alone."
George is currently on probation following a jail stint last year (09) for falsely imprisoning a male escort. He's forced to seek a permission before accepting any job offers, and was recently banned from starring in the latest series of U.K. reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother.