Lady Gaga got emotional in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, but it wasn’t Gaga’s break up with Taylor Kinney that brought her to tears. Kinney and Gaga had been together for five years when she called off their engagement this past summer.
According to Rolling Stone, Lady Gaga discussed the break up but that wasn’t the point in which she began to cry in the interview. In fact, it was the loss of something more personal that had Lady Gaga weeping — her anonymity.
While Gaga is currently riding the wave of another No. 1 album, Joanne, the first lady of pop music admits that the constant pressure of being in the public eye is overwhelming at times.
“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. I can’t call the police or ask them to leave,” Lady Gaga said of her ventures outside her home.
It was then that Lady Gaga began to tear up as she discussed how her music brought a sense of freedom back to her.
“If I can’t be free out there, I’m gonna be free in here,” Gaga said, pointing to her heart. As the interviewer asks her if that’s what the music of Joanne is an expression of — the ability to do whatever she wanted to do — Gaga began to fight back tears. While Gaga admits to feeling the pressure and scrutiny associated with fame, she also admits to missing regular day-to-day interactions with other people.
While some might be surprised Gaga wasn’t more broken up about her distance from Taylor Kinney, fans speculate that their favorite lady’s lack of tears or lost love in this interview could be tied in to an Instagram post she posted back in July that indicated the couple wasn’t completely through. According to People, Lady Gaga’s post seemed to indicate that Lady Gaga and Kinney are “soulmates” who were “taking a break” and asked fans to “root” for the couple.
Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples we have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break. We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other.
Lady Gaga took the opportunity in her CBS Sunday Morning interview to discuss her high expectations for Kinney or any other man in her life.
“I think women love very hard. We love men. We just love with everything we have and sometimes I don’t know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with. You know, we’re not trying to make you less of a man. We just want you to love us as deeply and as wholesomely and as fully as we love you.”
Lady Gaga is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. As of January, 2016, Gaga had sold more than 27 million albums and 146 million singles worldwide. Gaga’s latest album, Joanne, debuted at No. 1 last month on the Billboard charts, and the singer has won six Grammy awards.
While Lady Gaga has been through multiple transformations over the course of her career, similar to Madonna, she currently is going through what she coined as her “dive bar phase.” Gaga has been playing dive bars to promote Joanne, and her reasoning goes along with her desire to keep a lower profile.
According to Gaga, she thought returning to the dive bar scene was comforting to her because she was able to remind herself that even if she lost all of her fame and fortune, she would still be able to make and perform the music she loves.
Of course, Lady Gaga’s profile won’t remain low for very long. She’s been tagged to be this year’s Super Bowl halftime performer.
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