Lady Gaga Breaks Down Post-‘ARTPOP’ Depression

For Lady Gaga, her latest album ARTPOP burst into a bout of depression. After firing her longtime manager and poor reviews of her third album, she had to look within herself for an escape from the negativity.

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the Mother Monster admitted to becoming “very depressed at the end of 2013” and how she “was exhausted fighting people off.”

The “Do What U Want” said, “I was angry, cynical and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn’t feel like fighting anymore. I didn’t feel like standing up for myself one more time—to one more person who lied to me.”

Gaga managed to beat her depression by confronting herself on New Year’s Day. “I really felt like I was dying—my light completely out,” she said. “I said to myself, ‘Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.'”

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