It's Gaga for Go-Go.

Photos of Lady Gaga as a go-go dancer were posted all over her Little Monsters site, but rather than yanking them down or burying them, Ma Monster enjoyed the dance down memory lane. She even linked the photos to her Twitter page, since she has nothing to hide and is not ashamed of her past. As she summed up via a succinct and brilliant hashtag, it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n' roll. That's what we call efficient hashtagging.

She tweeted:"old photos of me are surfacing it seems. Here I am exotic dancing for $$$. #ItsAlongWayToTheTop #IfYouWannaRocknRoll." In this shot, which you can see below, she  is contorting her body, a precursor of some of her dance moves.

She shared another shot of herself with dark hair, fishnets and a dental floss-sized bra, tweeting: "and here's another go-go night, i remember takin home 400 bucks feelin like a baller. #PayingForThemDemos." Doesn't the girl in the photo resemble Mariah Carey? It could be Mimi's cousin.

She also wondered aloud who was springing the leaks, but certainly didn't seem too upset about it. She posted: "UMM @ladystarlgihtny who the f*ck is leaking photos of our PartyJerusalem."

The 'Born This Way' singer also shared a photo of her tending bar, posting: "another leaked photo me @work before i got signed & was playing out downtown crazy."

We love how Gaga took the power back by sharing and owning up to them. She was young and needed the money and has no regrets. And why should she? Look at where she is today. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

A long way to the top, indeed. She went from a go-go dancer to posing topless while hob knobbing with Donatella Versace, one of the biggest, most revered names in fashion. These then-and-now photos show the evolution of Lady Gaga.

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