Lady Gaga set to guest edit British daily

It may be hard to wrap your mind around, but alas it’s true: Lady Gaga is going to be a journalist. Well, at least for a day.

The over-the-top pop phenomenon is set to guest-edit London-based Metro, a free subway daily and also one of the largest papers in the world. In addition bringing her editorial vision to the printed page, Gaga will also comment on stories throughout the issue and contribute sidebars. One reader will also be chosen to serve as Gaga’s editorial assistant.

No joke.

“We’re thrilled to have Lady Gaga take the helm of our newspapers for the day. Together with Lady Gaga, Metro World News and our local teams will produce a one-of-a-kind newspaper on May 17,” said Maggie Samways, executive vice president and global editor-in-chief, in a release. “Lady Gaga is an extraordinary force, and we’re both excited to explore the issues of equality and human rights affecting our readers and Gaga fans. I’m confident that the edition will reflect her personality: creative, inspiring — and surprising!”

The LGBT advocate is expected to give the issue a human rights focus.

And, before you shake your head, remember Canadian publications have had their fair share of guest editors, including Bono and the Dali Lama.