Lady Gaga is ramping up the print push for her chart-topping album ‘Joanne.’
The 30-year-old superstar covers the December edition of Harper’s Bazaar, which also dubs as the magazine’s 150th anniversary issue.
Though the spread sees her continue her metamorphosis into a more demure diva, Gaga still sports a number of eye-grabbing ensembles.
She also opens up about her current headspace as pertains to fame and womanhood.
Peep pics and quotes below…
On Donald Trump & Women’s Rights:
I thought about Joanne as I was watching the news during the election about the scandal surrounding [Trump’s leaked] Access Hollywood tape. Here we were, in 2016, and the fact that the sort of language that was being used to talk about women was everywhere—on TV, in politics—was eye-opening. I felt depressed and hurt by it because that’s what that kind of language does. Then I watched our incredible first lady, Michelle Obama, talk in New Hampshire about how hurt she felt seeing it too. She talked about how women are often afraid to say anything because we’re worried that we will appear weak—that we’ll be told we’re being over-the-top, dramatic, emotional. But we’re not. We’re fighting for our lives.
On How She Makes Music Now:
I wanted to experience music again the way I did when I was younger, when I just had to make it, instead of worrying what everybody thinks or being obsessed with things that aren’t important.
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.