Lady Gaga‘s rise to fame was meteoric to say the least. But, with the adoration of her infectious pop tunes, larger-than-life stage shows, and eccentric costumes came the peril of never being able to “turn the character off.”
“I’d keep the wigs on and keep the makeup on and keep the outfits on. I was always trying — I never wanted to let my fans down. I always wanted them to see me in my art form.”
As if that’s not enough, the ‘Judas’ singer laments how fame has intruded on her private life.
“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. “
After years of being unable to reconcile her two worlds, the balance between “Lady Gaga” (the character) and Stephanie Germanotta (her real life persona), she says, is best represented by who she is now during this – her most recent chart-topping era – ‘Joanne.’
Watch her emotional full length interview with CBS ‘Sunday Morning’ discussing these aforementioned topics and more below: