Lady Gaga: Fame doesn’t make people happy
Lady Gaga doesn’t think fame makes you happy.
The ‘Bad Romance’ hitmaker says celebrities have been "put on a pedestal" and feels kindness is far more important than celebrity and fame.
Speaking at a concert at Westfield shopping centre in West London, she said: "Money has been put on a pedestal, beauty has been put on a pedestal, celebrity has been put on a pedestal. I have travelled the world and seen the happiest people in the poorest parts of the world.
"Their values are intact. In the richest homes I meet the saddest and most depressed people. With this album I wanted to remind the whole world and my fans that the most important things are love and kindness. Kindness is what will create harmony, not celebrity and not fame."
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old singer previously admitted she doesn’t feel "free" now she is famous.
She explained: "I’m very acutely aware that once I cross that property line I’m not free anymore. 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. And I can’t call the police or ask them to leave. And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said, ‘Well, if I can’t be free out there, I can be free in [my heart]."
And the blonde beauty recently compared fame to a drug.
She shared: "Fame is the best drug that’s ever existed. But once you realise 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."
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