‘I wanted to be the artist I loved, like Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol – and I thought the only way to do it was to live their lifestyle. I would lock myself in my room and listen to ‘Never enough’ on repeat while I did bag sand bags of cocaine’ – tells flamboyant dance-music artist Lady Gaga.
‘It was about being an artist. I wasn’t a lazy addict. All the time I didn’t think there was anything wrong with me, until my friends started to say: ‘Are you doing this alone?’ Yep, me and my mirror. But I was able to stop, because I was panicking more on the drugs than I was sober. I’m fine now.’
In one of the other interviews she said that a little MDMA (Ecstasy) once in a while never killed anybody: ‘I really don’t do drugs anymore. I don’t touch neither cocaine nor cigarettes. Well, maybe a single cigarette with whisky when I am working, because it just frees my mind a little bit”.
Gaga (aka Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) has said her song ‘Beautiful, Dirty, Rich’ is about how on Lower East Side (New York) there were a lot of rich kids who did drugs and said that they were poor artists, so it’s also knocks at that. ‘Daddy I’m so sorry, so sorry, yes, we just like to party.’ I used to hear my friends on the phone with their parents, asking for money before they would go buy drugs. I was doing a lot of drugs when I wrote ‘Beautiful, Dirty, Rich’.
‘Sometimes drugs can be like a creative journey, but only in that case when you don’t overdo with that. – Gaga adds – And I have done it. Some stuff is really amazing. But drugs also can ruin you if you vanish all the measures and they take over you. So it is really a personal choice.’