Gaga: I'm not free anymore
Lady Gaga had no trouble making a name for herself since releasing her debut album, The Fame, back in 2008. Despite being grateful, the star says the attention can be overwhelming and she no longer feels like a free woman. In fact, Gaga claims it’s “legal” to be stalked and this is one of the worst things that comes with stardom.
She told CBS Sunday Morning: “I’m very acutely aware that once I cross that property line I’m not free anymore.
As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It’s legal to follow me. It’s legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can’t call the police or ask them to leave.
And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said, ‘Well, if I can’t be free out there, I can be free in [my heart].”
And the singer says fame has somewhat limited her ability to talk about more substantial topics with people.
She explained: “I miss people. I miss, you know, going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying ‘Hi,’ and having a conversation about life. I love people.”
The Perfect Illusion artist had recently compared fame to a powerful drug and said she was no longer pursuing more attention.
“Fame is the best drug that’s ever existed. But once you realize who you are and what you care about, that need for more, more, more just goes away.
What matters is that I have a great family, I work hard, I take care of those around me, I provide jobs for people I love very much, and I make music that I hope sends a good message into the world.
I turned 30 this year, and I’m a fully formed woman. I have a clear perspective on what I want. That, for me, is success. I want to be somebody who is fighting for what’s true – not for more attention, more fame, more accolades.”