Lady Gaga‘s triumphant return to music is marked with a feature in ELLE magazine.
In the October issue of the magazine, Gaga reveals why she ‘change’ her name, how she handles pressure and more. She even discusses her past struggles in life.
Gaga was photographed by Ruth Hogben for this feature.
Check out some of Gaga’s ELLE interview below.
On how she handles pressure:
“What are you talking about, pressure? I’m great under pressure. I’m a warrior. I’m Rocky, round 12.”
On her past struggles:
“Everyone is so cynical – that I can’t purely love my fans, or share an honest story about my past, without someone asking if I really truly struggled. Do you know how much dirt I ate? Do you know the men I had to crawl through, the people that disrespected my body, my mind, my heart?”
On her return to music:
“I went to look back to myself being 19, with all my Warhol books and all my Yoko Ono and John Lennon CDs, my Rolling Stones CDs and my Bowie… and I said, what would she want me to do right now? Well she’d want you to call Jeff Koons and Robert Wilson and Marina Abramovic and Inez and Vinoodh… and that’s what I did!”
On who and how she is off stage:
“I am – Stefani is – a perpetually tortured artist. That’s why I changed my name. I can’t be her in public. She would be a mess!”