Lady Gaga: 'Cocaine was my friend when I was lonely'

'Born This Way' singer says she took drug to try and fill void

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has revealed that she used to take cocaine to help her cope with her loneliness and that the drug used to be her "friend".

The 'Born This Way' star has discussed her drug habits in the past, and last July denounced cocaine as "the devil". But according to Rolling Stone, the singer revealed on US TV show The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet that she had previously used the narcotic to try and fill the "void" inside her.

Gaga, who claimed she was "very depressed" when she was 19, revealed: "I would go back to my apartment every day and I would just sit there. It was quiet and it was lonely. It was still. It was just my piano and myself. I had a television and I would leave it on all the time just to feel somebody was hanging out with me."

Speaking about how her isolation led her to develop a cocaine habit, she added:

It was like the drug was my friend. I never did it with other people. It's such a terrible way to fill that void, because it just adds to that void, because it's not real.


However, the singer said she had eventually realised she was on a destructive path and was killing her creativity. "I sort of fucking woke up one day and was like, 'You're an asshole. You're not an artist,'" she said. "If you were a real fucking artist, you'd be focused on your music. You wouldn't be spending your money on the white devil."

Last month, Lady Gaga kicked off her 'Born This Way Ball' with a controversial gig in Seoul, South Korea. Authorities banned anyone under the age of 18 attending the gig, as the content of the show was deemed unsuitable for children. The 'Born This Way Ball' world tour comes to the UK later this year, beginning with two dates at London's Twickenham Stadium (September 8-9).

Read More On This Artist

Lady Gaga Merchandise
More News
Hot Chip share video for new song 'Need You Now' - watch
Judas Priest launch their own brand of coffee to celebrate 35th anniversary of 'British...
The Vaccines share sci-fi 'Dream Lover' video - watch
Leon Bridges announces debut album 'Coming Home'
The Rolling Stones 'floating the idea' of playing 'Sticky Fingers' in full on...
Save Soho campaign announce London club night The Residency
The Beatles' Ringo Starr pays tribute to Cynthia Lennon
East London venue Rich Mix facing closure
O2 Priority Tickets for James Bay, The War On Drugs and Action Bronson available now
Swedish parliament votes to keep law banning dancing in public
John Lennon's former wife Cynthia dies following battle with cancer
Damon Albarn says Blur were 'too young and stupid' to value their relationship in the past
Scott Weiland guitarist Jeremy Brown dies aged 34
Vine of Maple The Dog playing drums to White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' goes viral
Glasgow's Arches venue saved from shutting as council rejects police closure order
Midweek chart update: The Prodigy outselling James Bay two to one in race for top spot
Run The Jewels' third album will be 'the hardest shit you've ever heard'
Paul McCartney says he finds inspiration for new songs on the toilet
Lana Del Rey and Grimes to tour US together this summer
Avril Lavigne says she 'thought she was dying' following Lyme Disease diagnosis
Madame Tussauds hire 'tissue attendants' to dry eyes of teary One Direction fans after...
The Cribs claim that 'old school dinosaurs' have blocked their efforts to become a...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM