Speaking about the dark lyrics on her latest studio album, released May 29, Gaga shared that they all came from a time in her life when she wasn’t sure she made the right decision in becoming a famous performer.
“I hated being famous. I hated being a star. I felt exhausted and used up,” Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, explained. At one point, she even pushed back against the music she created.
“I [was] looking at [my] piano, and thinking, ‘You ruined my life.’ During that time, I was like, ‘You made me Lady Gaga. My biggest enemy is Lady Gaga.’ That’s what I was thinking: My biggest enemy is her,'” she explained.
Gaga said she felt particularly trapped by how being famous robbed her of personal moments.