Lady Gaga Talks About Her Breakdown

Lady Gaga is being honoured as 'Billboard‘s Woman of the Year', the singer talked about how she was ready to throw in the towel.

Gaga opened up about the lackluster sales of her last studio Album 'Artpop' and how she was ready to quit music.

“People think, ‘You can just sit down at a piano whenever you want and write,’ but I couldn’t write for two f—ing years,” she said. “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 s—. F—, your voice sounds good. F—, that’s a beautiful chord. F—, 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?”

Photo Credit: INEZ AND VINOODH/ Billboard

After an amazing Oscars performance in February, a Grammy for her Jazz collaboration with Tony Bennett, getting engaged to her long term boyfriend Taylor Kinney and a dream role in American Horror Story, Gaga is back on top and said she is looking forward to her next chapter: turning 30.

“I want to show women they don’t need to try to keep up with the 19-year-olds and the 21-year-olds in order to have a hit,” she shared. “Women in music, they feel like they need to f—— sell everything to be a star. It’s so sad. I want to explode as I go into my 30s.”

Lady Gaga has always been open about her struggles with anxiety and depression, previously telling Billboard. "I've suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life," Gaga shared with the publication. "I still suffer with it every single day. I just want these kids to know that the depth they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way."

Go Gaga!

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