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

'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 Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £35


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £56


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £30


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £38


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £44


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £34


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £39


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £38


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £49


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets

from £55

back to top

More News
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number 1 with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'
Stevie Nicks unveils title track from '24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault' - listen
Kanye West shares photos from his community service fashion class
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
15 Oct 2014 Nia Birmingham Birmingham

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £35

19 Oct 2014 Hydro Glasgow

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £56

21 Oct 2014 Phones 4u Arena Manchester Manchester

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Lady Gaga Tickets
from £30

More Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today