It almost seems like she predicted that the world would need healing because Mother Monster’s “Joanne” has been on heavy rotation in my house, car, and at the office. Gaga’s fifth studio album – named after her middle name/late aunt – is already a popular classic amongst fans for it’s alt-country vibes. She spoke with Harper’s Bazaar about building a strong sisterhood and what fame means to her now.
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On what fame means to her:
“Fame is the best drug that’s ever existed. But once you realize 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.”
“I look at my mother and the way she has loved my father through his pain, and I look at my grandmothers and what they’ve been through—the three of them are like a trifecta of strength. Health, happiness, love—these are the things that are at the heart of a great lady, I think. That’s the kind of lady I want to be. You know, I never thought I’d say this, but isn’t it time to take off the corsets? As someone who loves them, I think it’s time to take them off.”
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