Lady Gaga: ‘Drugs Inspired My Music’


Talk about labouring a point. Lady Gaga, we get it: You occasionally hop on the drug train. Got it.

But there’s more…

The eccentric warbler has now come out saying that taking drugs helped inspire her music.

She tells Q magazine (via Contact Music): “[Using drugs] I really figured out the art I wanted to make and was inspired,” she said. “Some people find inspiration in dark places. I guess I’m one of them. What always made me different is that if I was doing drugs I was also making music. I wasn’t just doing drugs.”

She also talks about her mother’s reaction to her drug-taking: “At the beginning I was doing performance art in handmade leather and leopard bikinis talking about oral sex and Andy Warhol and heavy metal. My mom was like, ‘You’ve lost your mind.’ I was doing drugs, I was really out of control. But I never got so far into it that I overdosed or anything.”

But the “occasional” cocaine user now says she doesn’t need drugs to be inspired.

“Once you open those doors they’re open for ever. People who say they need [drugs] to be creative are full of s**t. I’m not some chick on the road getting high and f***ed up every night. I wake up, drink coffee and get on the phone to talk about the creative direction of the next video.”

Surprised? Not a lot…


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