If there’s one person that sums up the phrase, ‘Living on the edge’, Lady Gaga is certain to fall into that category. With her wacky antics and uncanny taste in fashion (we won’t mention the dress made of meat), the 29 year-old claimed she wanted to give up fame in 2014.
Gaga has been named as Billboard’s ‘Woman of the Year’ but since has revealed that she was on the verge of trading in her stardom for a life of normality. In an interview with Billboard, the star admitted that she felt trapped by her career and came very close to quitting. She told the magazine: ‘At the end of 2014, my stylist asked, “Do you even want to be a pop star anymore?” I looked at him and I go, “You know, if I could just stop this train right now, today, I would. [But] I need to get off now because I’m going to die.”‘
It comes as a surprise to us that that star once despised the notion of rags and riches, but has since told Billboard that she found hope after her 2013 album, ‘Artpop’ was not received as well as she had hoped. Gaga, who goes by the real name of Stephani Germanotta, said she regained hope through working with Tony Bennet and viewed Artpop not as a failure, but as a route to succeed in the future.
‘People think, ”You can just sit down at a piano whenever you want and write,” but I couldn’t write for two f**king years.”, Gaga claimed. ‘For Artpop, I was doing beats instead. I didn’t want to be near that damn [piano]. It was too emotional. I would start to play and sing, and my mind would go, ”You are way too talented for this sh*t. F**k, your voice sounds good. F**k, that’s a beautiful chord. F**k, that’s an amazing lyric. Why are you letting these people run you into the ground? When did you become the fashionable robot?’ Can’t being an artist be enough? Is talent ever the thing?”
On being named ‘Woman of the Year’, Gaga told Billboard:Â â€œIt speaks volumes to me that Iâ€™m being recognized as Woman of the Year in 2015. This is the year I did what I wanted instead of trying to keep up with what I thought everyone else wanted from me.â€ Well, we certainly don’t want you to change Gaga, that’s for sure.