Lady GaGa: “I Was Depressed At The End Of 2013”

Published: Wednesday 5th Feb 2014 by Sam
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Cop a gander of Lady GaGa!

The Pop titan serves up diva aplenty on the cover of March’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine. And while the singer looks a picture of happiness here, she reveals inside her in-depth interview that the last few months have been anything but joyous. Indeed, Mother Monster goes as far as to say that she was “depressed”.

Her words come amidst clouds of uncertainty that surround her latest album ‘ARTPOP’. Released last November, the project has been plagued by departing managers, so so sales, and the fact it’s delivered just one music video – last Summer’s ‘Applause’.

Sharing somewhat of an explanation, GaGa’s words await after the jump…

Via Harper’s Bazaar:

HB: What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself so far?

LG: I became very depressed at the end of 2013. I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn’t even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time—to one more person who lied to me. But January 1, I woke up, started crying again, and I looked in the mirror and said, “I know you don’t want to fight. I know you think you can’t, but you’ve done this before. I know it hurts, but you won’t survive this depression.” I really felt like I was dying—my light completely out. I said to myself, “Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.” Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it. I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.

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Intriguing.

Interestingly, this is the first GaGa has shared about her state of mind during what is clearly a testing time for her professionally.

In any case, ‘ARTPOP’ remains a stellar album and she remains a stellar artist. Hence, we hope she’s able to weather her personal and career storms, so as to return to the top.

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  1. Cici’s goodies February 5, 2014

    Nice photo shoot Flopga

  2. Queen Mariah > YOU February 5, 2014

    So you were depressed cuz Katy Perry shitted on your whole life. And you’re irrelevant.

    Good for you sis

  3. Cici’s goodies February 5, 2014

    Mariah shaped like a box tho

  4. Queen Mariah > YOU February 5, 2014

    Oh and btw she’s ugly as F***. Like ew! Byee ugly

  5. Queen Mariah > YOU February 5, 2014

    I’m sorry but since when are stans of lessers allowed to talk back at stan of Superiors? @ cici goodies

    *sips martini*

  6. Lolz February 5, 2014

    I would be too with those sales

  7. KK February 5, 2014

    see this is my problem with gaga… why can’t she be more stripped? the 6th picture down is gorgeous and could have been the cover of ARTPOP… (just an example)

    the next time around she really needs to go minimalistic.. i think THAT would shock people more than going over the top….

    High fashion gaga with no theatrics-JUST THE VOICE… I remember when she wore a look from Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis in ‘Bad Romance’ and it was SICKENING..armadillo heel and all… no one else did it at the time…

    Come on gaga.. you have it in you.. you were there once before…

    -K

  8. Yall are scared of monsters February 5, 2014

    I don’t understand the hate for gags I don’t understand when it started but it needs to end because last time I checked katy perry is still a grammy nominated artist

  9. GREEKGOD February 5, 2014

    Beyoncé had these girls in a state of depression.

  10. Cici’s goodies February 5, 2014

    Gaga is prettier with more talent than Boxriah next

  11. CherylSoldier February 5, 2014

    Where’s Mariah’s album at tho?

  12. Queen Mariah > YOU February 5, 2014

    Does Ciara have a career still?

    I mean she is beyond irrelevant! No ONE in the general public knows her. Flop. Sad. Byeee

    *sips vodka on the rocks*

  13. VICTORIA DUFFIELD STAN February 5, 2014

    Eww..

    Anyways, please welcome the new & improved Britney Spears from Canada!!! Victoria Duffield!!!!!!!!
    http://youtu.be/2ryKrY0YL48

  14. Queen Mariah > YOU February 5, 2014

    Don’t worry about Queen Mariah biatch. Worry about your flop fave’s albums. Lmao

    Yall so easy! *DISMISSED*

  15. SLAY_HIVE February 5, 2014

    You deserve to be depressed with that flop ass album and d*** sucking fans!!!LOOOOL

    She is looking more and more like the man she was born to be!

  16. Kevin February 5, 2014

    Man you trolls are giving everyone here a look into how MISERABLE YOUR LIFE IS. SEEK HELP, ASAP.

  17. TAMARS REIGN February 5, 2014

    HAHAHAHA DATS Y ITS TAMAR EVERYTHING AROUND SHE THE VOCAL ASSASAIN GETTIN DAT DOLLA DOLLA BILL YALL AND MY NEW FAVORITE SINGER KINGCOFIELD WILL BE ON THIS SITE IN SOME YEARS SNATCHING IN SLAYING SOMETHING FIERCE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90cHPhr38CM

  18. RoyalKev February 5, 2014

    I’m really impressed with Gaga’s honesty. She’s taken quite a beating and most artist in her shoes would pretend that there aren’t any scars. I’m never been a fan of her music and I believe in a lot of ways that her ego got the best of her. The music biz is an industry that you must remain humble in. Everyone comes down from off that hill their sitting on the top of eventually. I don’t enjoy kicking people while their down or wishing them any bad, but I really feel for her. I hope she comes out of her depression. Her REAL fans that choose to stand by her should be commended for their loyalty. There use to be so many bandwagon fans here just 4 years ago.

  19. EMPRESS WHITNEY February 5, 2014

    Why am I not surprised…

    She is a Superficial, Ego-maniacal, Overzealous, Fame- obsessed, Glorified- Cique Du Soleil performer with a microphone.

    Why can’t she just admit that she became “Depressed” because of Art-Pop’s under-performance (and how much she thought she would “SLAY”) and do away with all of her other excuses?

    Oh well – back to the drawing board we go…

    🙂

  20. The CAT Speaks February 5, 2014

    You know what ive always noticed?
    The negative people and the haters are always the FIRST people to make a comment on a blog post about someone they HATE… SO MUCH !!! Their so untalented, and ugly, and flops, and disgusting.

    Yet yall are ALWAYS the first people to comment on they very people they claim to be IRRELEVANT. If they was so irrelevant, you wouldnt even feel the need to read a blog about them POINT BLANK PERIOD. And you DEFINITELY would’ve have taken the time to TAKE THE TIME to write any comment about person thats you just cant stand..

    Know why?
    Cause you have no LIFE.

    😀

  21. rih keeps winning – catch up heuaxihj February 5, 2014

    Beyonce does not have RIH RIH in a state of depression; she has just made history. SHE HAS BOOKED HER 3 AMERICAN VOGUE COVER.

    WOOOP

  22. iconic cici February 5, 2014

    lmao poor fadga.

  23. beyugly February 5, 2014

    I can’t stand these T***** GaGa stans because they where going on and on about GaGa slaying everyones fav and the same ol “she’s an album seller” bull..”wait for album” ok we waited, what did fartflop do??? Did it even outsell Unapologetic.I can’t at UN having lower first week sales but still outselling fartflop in the long run.GaGa sells albums tho

  24. Mark111 February 5, 2014

    Wow, America is really over this thing. I haven’t seen a GAGa stan or fan in months. Katy and Miley really put a boot to her short lived career.

  25. Lovebird February 5, 2014

    Oh so she’s still sticking to the stale gimmicks, gurl f****** buy.

    I like the album Artpop but this whole artistic faux she tries to force is boring tired and basic. Why is Bangerz selling more copies than Artpop?

    Get it together gags and go back to the music you tasteless now basic FLOP.

  26. Lovebird February 5, 2014

    *bye

  27. Beyonce is not god February 5, 2014

    She depressed because Katy was slaying on the charts and Miley stole her attention seeking shine.

  28. Del Bey February 5, 2014

    she’s asking to be dragged, depression is when your parents die in a terrorist attack, depression is when your nan is terminally Ill, depression isn’t afforded to millionaires with falling album sales. Next

  29. The Boy Toy February 5, 2014

    ^^thats not true.

  30. Common Sense February 5, 2014

    I simply CANNOT with this b****. So beyond f****** fake. Oh no! “I’m dying of depression because my gimmicks aren’t working and the gays are over me and have moved on to other fads.” What an annoying whiny b****. Can this h** take her irrelevant crying schtick to someone who cares? Not that I’ve actually seen any Gaga stans in weeks…

  31. TC!! February 5, 2014

    I’m still here for gaga f*** everyone else! I just want the monster back!

  32. PRINCE MACHIAVEL February 5, 2014

    Some People Here Are Very Evil! You Must Be Very Low And Heartless To Attack Someone With Depression, You Mean People Have No F****** Idea How Depression Hurt And I Wish You To Never Have To Deal With It!

    Keep Faith Gaga I Know How Hard It Is When You Are Depressed, It’s Very Painful But You’ll Be Fine, Love You Girl!!!

  33. Mark111 February 5, 2014

    @DEL BEY went IN! #Shout

  34. Lovebird February 5, 2014

    Gurl shut up, Gags has nothing to be depressed about, she still has a flush of cash and her record deal even though she’s a huge FLOP (Why??…BANGERZ > ARTPOP…WHY??).

    The people suffering from real depression are the employees from Interscope who lost their jobs due to Gags arrogance, incompetence, gimmicks and flat out poor workmanship.

    This b**** will grab at any straws to remain relevant when she should focus on making good music. The gimmicks are old, tired and basic. The world is over this FLOP.

  35. Molly February 5, 2014

    Lmao Oh now she wants us to feel sorry for her? Girl bye you can keep it if your truly depressed then go get the help you need.

  36. Molly February 5, 2014

    Notice she becomes depressed after she starts flopping.

  37. madBrax February 5, 2014

    excuses excuses excuses that’s all it ever is with her, always pointing the finger at everyone else. she put out a s*** album and people didn’t buy it. she has no one else to blame but herself. she believes she’s better than she actually is. maybe next time she should put out something good and quit being such a f****** cry baby

  38. Cheryl soldier February 5, 2014

    Ciara gets pregnant after flopping.

  39. PRINCE MACHIAVEL February 5, 2014

    B**** You Are The One Who Need To Shut Your Salty Loser Ass Up! You DarkSkin Pathetic Peace Of S*** Are A Disgrace To Human Being Go Get Your BipoAss A D*** DarkSkinFag!

  40. PRINCE MACHIAVEL February 5, 2014

    Notice CiFlopForEverra Got A Ring From A Basic Flop Rapper After Being Preg What A Weak Pathetic B****!

  41. Molly February 5, 2014

    ^ Lmao did i upset this llittle monster? Im sorry you fav is a desperate attention seeking fraud who needs the approval of others to feel good.

  42. Molly February 5, 2014

    your*

  43. FutureCIARA February 5, 2014

    Kiiiii

    I hoped she learned several valuable lessons from her flop era, and reinvents next time without all the gimmicks and trickery!

    And take some responsibility and stop blaming everybody but yourself for your flop album

  44. Molly February 5, 2014

    @FutureCiara watch Gaga fake a breakdown so people can feel even more sorry for her the b**** is the biggest joke of all time i don’t have time for her gimmicks.

  45. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) February 5, 2014

    Gaga I’m sorry you went through that but that’s why you don’t let charts, sales and fame define you and wrap your existence on media attention. It doesn’t last and never will. We’ll have another nuisance transexual who channels Grace Jones/Madonna in the next 15-20 years driving people nuts. I hope you figuring things out and find reason and peace in your life..

  46. Theman February 5, 2014

    She takes her craft very very seriously. Maybe it’s a host of things that she was perturbed by. She is very successful, and is a huge star.. Her sales would be good for another artist. Shell get back on track.. She also hasn’t been promoting her music recently. She has talent.. Where do u think Beyonce got that whole “Visual” idea from? Lol And about Mariah that shyt is played. CiCi is built like a damn action figure. Buy her albums, shape that..

  47. PRINCE MACHIAVEL February 5, 2014

    Llllol You Carlos Stans Are Very Funny Calling Someone Flop And Desperate While Your Brock Ghetto Ass Can’t Even Help Carlos To See Gold With 3 Album Combined! Yeah Stay Delusional Losers!! Whatch Carlos To Accepts Being A Babymama-X To Save Her Always And Forever Flop Career!

  48. h2o February 6, 2014

    LEt’s start OoOoOoVEEERRRR

  49. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 6, 2014

    a cierror fan calling someone else a flop? hun did you forget your own faves album? #57k Kiiiiii

  50. CherylSoldier February 6, 2014

    Gaga booked the vmas, amas, the voice, X factor, etc with this flop era. What has Ciara booked besides the local community park for her wedding ceremony? Lmaooooo

  51. J.E February 6, 2014

    I can’t believe the impact of Perez Hilton tho…

  52. yandi February 6, 2014

    Ciara>> FakeGa

  53. yandi February 6, 2014

    GAGA CAN NEVER SEE KING CI ON STAGE GAGA IS F***** TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!

  54. yandi February 6, 2014

    SHES A WEAK B**** LIKE HER FANS.

  55. NICKI IS QUEEN OTHER B****** TAKE A SEAT February 6, 2014

    lol yandi your a delusional b****! once again 57k!!! do i need to say more? kii

  56. Sailor Moon stan (Navy) February 6, 2014

    @Prince Machiavel But, Ciara isn’t depressed about underperforming though, She’s not a basic attention seeking egomaniac gimmicky w**** who only cares about being a “BIG” pop star. Ciara doesn’t need praise and acclaim and hard earned money given to her for self worth. Ciara knows none of those things are guaranteed from anyone and that being in the industry is a career like any other your success in it should not effect your commitment in doing what you love! Lady Gaga is rich as s*** and should have a life outside the industry that’s rich both figuratively and literally. She should not be depressed about Katy outselling her! She is desperate and I do not like that! I’m not a Gaga hater (I like to drag Ciara and Beyoncé actually #Navy) but this just turned me into one! I’m literally struggling to pay back student loans and this b**** depressed because not as many people as she wants are spending their hard earned money on that terrible CD SMFH!! The album is doing fine she just wants to be on top. That is mad narcissistic and pathetic tbh.

  57. Kim Kardashian Stan February 6, 2014

    @SailorMoon you better spill some real tea respect you for that. You’ve never heard Ciara cry about flopping Gaga get the f*** over it people got real problems yet your depressed cause no ones buying your wack songs? oh f****** well.

  58. Hive February 6, 2014

    Atleast chart success doesn’t define Ciara as a person like it does Gaga which is pathetic.

  59. PRINCE MACHIAVEL February 6, 2014

    Euuuuuh Why Some Loser Need To Write An Essay To Rescue Carlos from The FlopLand? B****** Get It Gaga 6Y In The Industry Is Bigger Than CiFlopBbMamaX!

  60. MC!! February 6, 2014

    is this person really depressed about student loans just take that s*** off of default and call it a day

  61. Trace February 6, 2014

    Why are people trying Gaga like she didn’t have The Fame & Fame Monster Era on lock? Hell even the Born this way era slayed anything Ciara has done..PERIOD!
    I honestly just couldn’t get into artpop it was more noise than it was music.
    Hopefully she gets it together makes her haters eat their own words..ala Beyonce style “Shrugs”..i guess the monsters were just a bunch of band-wagoners..

  62. Mileys movement February 6, 2014

    Lmao Gaga really had no substance her gimmicks kept her relevant

  63. Sailor Moon stan (Navy) *****Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon reboot coming 2014!!! February 6, 2014

    Da f***? Yall missed the point! NO! I’m not depressed! I’m not paying that s*** back LOL! I’ll probably teach for America or something…

    On topic: People have real problems be it money/personal that are real reasons to be depressed about! OH so now she’s depressed and needs to soul search because Katy and Beyoncé out selling her, Miley and Justina Blackwannbeiber out gimmicking her. And she’s not the most attention grabbing celeb right now. Pathetic! She acting like she sold 57K kiiiiii Anywho, didn’t she say she’s about the art not charts? So she’s a lying narcissist that needs to be #1 to have self worth? OK. This interview gonna turn real people (the general public) even further away. Nobody wants to hear about the mega rich complain about being depressed when they are for real reasons… Plus she’s Gaga she’s not a person she’s a persona this is not a good look professionally. Artpop didn’t even flop she just wants to be the biggest thing, that is pathetic for somebody who has had all the success she has accumulated over the years. RIP LADY GAGA

  64. Sailor Moon stan (Navy) *****Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon reboot coming 2014!!! February 6, 2014

    Sorry about essays I’m new got carried away…

  65. BeyVey February 6, 2014

    Don’t Give up Gaga. Keep fighting these haters just like your Friend Honey Bey always does with these pressed biitches.

    Lady Gaga is way more talented than Ciara, Rihanna and Katy perry combined. At least she can sing live. She has a beautiful strong voice and she plays piano. She’s a good live performer unlike Rihoenna, and whisper-ass Ciara

  66. Egypt February 6, 2014

    Lmao @ all the ciara fans stans trying it with Gaga… why is “ARTFLOP” SELLING way more that “CIARA”, I need answers, you have no right to say anyone a flop when your fav is struggling to get 150K W.W… THE FACT IS AND THE FACT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN THAT GAGA is way more successfull than cierror. molly and lovebird are always on this site, how about you b****** get a life, You know there’s more to life than just spending day and night on TGJ tryna make ciara relevant. Gaga is coming with a world tour, has ciara ver had a world tour filling up stadiums in all continents of the world. b****** please.

  67. JOHNVIDAL February 6, 2014

    @beyvey
    @theman
    Exactly guys!
    And I swear people can´t read, she didn´t mention Artpop success or lack of success here, she talked about being depressed and fighting a lot of people and letting people go, people around her, not the charts. She didn´t mention that. I´m sure they have something to do with it (like in Mariah´s breakdown in 2001 for example), but she didn´t say anything about it and didn´t complain, you are just haters who hate on people´s personal issues. Really sad.
    Important thing like TGJ said: Artpop is still a great album, better than any other pop release in 2013, and yes she has more talent than Ciara give me a f****** break!!!! Ciara is a dancer, nothing else (no shade).

  68. Belladonna February 6, 2014

    Even tho I went threw hell & back with her last year Im getting to a place where I can 4give her. I hope she wins! Even if I never become a fan again I still hope she wins.

  69. Suicide Blonde February 6, 2014

    I was with her until she started to talk about her greatness and talents, her ego is bigger than Madonna’s ambitions, same problem with Kanye but at least he doesn’t blame everybody for his owns actions, she does no wrong, in her mind, it’s always someone else fault, she really believes she is this infalible semi-God, always playing the victim, there are plenty of talented people out there, way more talented than you, you’re not John Lennon nor Prince, Music existed before you and will still exist once your career based on impersonates every Pop Icon is over.

  70. IStanForYourFav February 6, 2014

    IDGAF what you all say. Gaga is talented and in her short amount of time, she has borderline reinvented pop like her Queen Madonna. She does rely on gimmicks (I’m prepared to see it live July 11, 2014) but she has talent. I loved the Artpop album more than I loved Born This Way. I hated that album. It only had Judas & Electric Chapel. This one has Do What You Want, Artpop, Arura, Jewels and Drugs, and so many more. Gaga had NO BUSINESS putting a known p******** on her track. R Kelly is a great producer, and his discography (before I knew his personal life) slayed my existence honey, but NO MA’AM. Only thing Gaga should do is finish the tour (Can’t wait to see you and get my pic) and call it an era. And for everyone shading “flops” every artist in the world has had a decline including Ciara (still in). And at least Gaga sings live unlike some of your favs. #SipsWine & #TurnsOnArtpop

  71. IStanForYourFav February 6, 2014

    And every artist gets sad after they don’t do well… even the most legendary, iconic artists go through a breakdown whether it be highly publicized (Whitney: Just Whitney era or Mariah: Glitter) or they go through it in private (Too many to list) it makes better music when it’s personal anyway I.E. My Life, The Velvet Rope, Butterfly, I Look to You, and so many more. So NEVER COUNT GAGA OUT because we did the same to Madonna back in 1992 (Erotica) and look at her now. Queen!!!

  72. Sandra February 6, 2014

    @Theman
    Beyonce sure as hell didn’t get the “Visual” idea from Lady Gaga… Gaga didn’t invent s***.
    Beyonce has said Michael Jackson’s innovative visuals inspired her visual album.

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