It’s not all glitter and glamour for international pop icon Lady Gaga.
The avant-garde cover star opens up about her past experiences, from battling depression to overcoming an eating disorder and explains the secrets of her survival in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
“Depression doesn’t take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it,”; Lady Gaga tells the magazine. “I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.”;
Honing in on that passion and drive, Lady Gaga is embracing her strengths and wants to spread the love.
“I don’t want to be remembered as anything but brave. The only good intention to make money is to help others,”; she says. “I want to be Oprah. I want to be Melinda Gates. If I ever sell products other than my talents, then it will be to give more to others.”;
Over the years she’s realized the importance of sticking up for herself and making her voice heard. “I should be around people who cherish my talents, my health, my time,”; she says. “I’m not a pawn for anyone’s future business. I’m an artist.”;
The March issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands February 18. Read the full interview at www.harpersbazaar.com/ladygaga.
— Christina Dun