Lady Gaga Says She Has To Be High To Be Creative
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.12.2013
She's smoked a lot of marijuana...
In an interview with radio station Z100, Lady Gaga said that she has to be high in order to be creative. Here are highlights:
On getting addicted to drugs: "I have been addicted to it and it's ultimately related to anxiety coping and it's a form of self-medication and I was smoking up to 15-20 marijuana cigarettes a day with no tobacco. I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely, and looking back I do see now that some of it had to do with my hip pain… I didn't know where the pain was coming from so I was just in a lot of pain and very depressed all the time and not really sure why."
On dealing with her fame: . "I've been addicted to various things since I was young. Most heavily over the past seven years... But, the truth is that it is very hard to be famous. It's wonderful to be famous because I have amazing fans. But it is very, very hard to go out into the world when you are not feeling happy and act like you are because I am a human being too and I break, and I think there is an assumption... that I cannot break because I am an alien woman and I am unstoppable."
On using drugs for her work: "I do put that pressure on myself; I have to be high to be creative. I need that, that's an error in my life that happened for over 10 years… Can I be brilliant without it? I know that I can be and I have to be because I want to live, and I want my fans to want to live."