In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Lady Gaga opens up about the downsides of fame. The 30-year-old pop singer, born Stefani Germanotta, got candid as she spoke about the drawbacks to being a world renowned superstar.
Gaga explains how she misses being able to connect with people on a personal level. “I miss people. I miss, you know, going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying, ‘Hi,’ and having a conversation about life,” she said. “I love people.”
Lady Gaga continued the interview by noting how people unfairly feel ownership over her Gaga persona. She reveals this sense of self-awareness as she said, “I’m not free anymore. As soon as I go out in the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else,” she said. “It’s legal to follow me, it’s legal to stalk me on the beach, I can’t call the police or ask them to leave.”
“If I can’t be free out there, I can be free in here,” she said as she explained how much her new album “Joanne” means to her as an escape and an accurate portrayal of her authentic self.
Watch the emotional interview above.