While reading the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, I found Neil Strauss’ interview with Lady Gaga to be quite interesting. There are parts of the interview that make me think Lady Gaga is deeply troubled. There are parts of the interview that make me think there is hope for her. Whatever your thoughts are about Lady Gaga, she is tearing up the charts right now and has figured out the key to making popular music at this point in time. I found a few of her comments about God to be thought provoking…It reminds me that there is often more to a person that what we see on the outside…more than the image they portray.
RS- You seem to have become more religious or spiritual in the last year or so.
LG- I’ve had a few different experiences. I’m really connected to my Aunt Joanne, and she’s not with us anymore. And then there was my father’s surgery. And also, my life has changed so much. It’s hard not to believe that God hasn’t been watching out for me when I’ve had such obstacles with drugs and rejection and people not believing in me. It’s been a long and continuous road, but it’s hard to chalk it all up to myself, I have to believe there’s something greater than myself.
RS- Like a higher power?
LG- Yeah, a higher power that’s been watching out for me. Sometimes it really freaks me out – or, I should say, it petrifies me – when I think about laying in my apartment (in New York) with bug bites from bedbugs and roaches on the floor and mirrors with cocaine everywhere and no will or interest in doing anything but making music and getting high. So I guess I’ve come a really long way, and I have my friends to thank for that, and I have God.
It appears that Lady Gaga is thankful that God carried her through some difficult moments in life. What do you have to thank God for today?