The star says social networks spark unnecessary gossip
Lady Gaga believes that social media is capable of ruining relationships as people often use it to deliver subtle, negative messages about friends. The Poker Face hitmaker is also not a fan of dating online and would rather find someone in a more traditional fashion.
She told Zane Lowe on Beats 1: “I don’t date the same way my friends date. I see my friends dating on the internet and Instagram and everything everybody go through and man is it rough. I see my friend going, ‘Well, he told me he was here and looks whats going on. Whats this post?’
They’re looking at Instagrams ruining relationships, Snapchat’s ruining relationships, and Twitter and all of that. It’s like people are subliminally telling each other stuff through social media about what they feel about each other and it’s all a perfect illusion.
The real stuff is what we do in the room together when we look in each other’s eyes and all that floats away because let me tell you something, the internet is just like the Earth in a way. We’re going to destroy it.”
And the singer admits her life is much different now after finding success: “My life is different now; I cant walk down the street the same way and be me.
When I meet people they aren’t always interested in speaking to me about real human things like we are right now. They want to know about superficial things, they want a photo, or a selfie, or a Snapchat or Instagram or Insta-snap story or whatever it is they want.
I just went jazz. You got kids with like 9 Go-Pros attached to their heads and – yeah it’s the fame monsters in a way.”
The 30-year-old actually misses the days when she wasn’t recognized and could count on a small circle of friends and fans during her day-to-day life. And despite her fame, she says her emotional connection to Hollywood is practically non-existent.
“I don’t and I’ve never felt a connection to Hollywood and even though I’ve written about fame and you see me in Hollywood, I still feel very grounded in my family. I don’t feel ever that I want to transition into a different type of me.”