Lady Gaga Talks Cocaine Use
Some artists, such as the late Whitney Houston, find their careers derailed by drug use. Others become aware of its deleterious effects and drop the habit. Lady Gaga falls into the latter camp. Speaking openly about her past drug problems, the Mother Monster went into depth recently about her former cocaine use.
Speaking on The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet, Gaga addressed the mental issues that pushed her toward the habit, which led eventually to dependency. She discussed her depression that caused her to drop out of school at 19 to work three jobs and start her music career and the resulting loneliness. Starting cocaine was her coping mechanism at the time. She said: "It was like the drug was my friend. I never did it with other people. It's such a terrible way to fill that void, because it just adds to that void, because it's not real."
But, developing a dependency was a wakeup call for the singer, who then realized it could affect her career. She then said: "I sort of f---ing woke up one day and was like, 'You're an a--hole. You're not an artist. If you were a real f---ing artist, you'd be focused on your music. You wouldn't be spending your money on the white devil.'"
Presently, Gaga is doing a world tour in support of last year’s album Born This Way. Aside from this interview, the “Marry the Night” singer is intentionally spending time away from the media spotlight. Back in March, she told Oprah on Oprah’s Next Chapter: Lady Gaga that she has no plans to speak for a while, even going as far as not reading the news, not watching television, and not even discussing current music-related events with family.
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