'Lady Gaga's hermaphrodite rumour was calculated'

SYDNEY: Katy Perry has spoken out about speculation Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite - insisting the singer fuelled the rumours on purpose.

Internet footage of the Poker Face singer onstage earlier this year (09) sparked fresh debate as to whether or not the hitmaker has both female and male reproductive organs - because a bulge could clearly be seen.

Gossip website HollyScoop.com also reported that Gaga actually addressed the rumours of her sexuality with a blog entry at Christmas (08).

The website claims the singer wrote, "It's not something that I'm ashamed of, just isn't something that i go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but i consider myself a female."

The singer has since slammed the rumours as "ridiculous", but Perry is convinced Lady GaGa purposefully made it look like she had a bulge in order to garner more publicity.

Perry has reportedly told Britain's Mirror newspaper, "It's all very calculated. She knows what she's doing. She put something in her knickers, a mini strap-on (sex toy). Bless her if she does have a d**k, but I am certain she doesn't."