Lady Gaga spotted in New Zealand
The Telegraph interviews Lady Gaga while on tour
As Lady Gaga’s highly successful world tour “The Born This Way Ball” continues in New Zealand, The Telegraph talks with the singer about her music, her tour and much more. Lady Gaga mentions her lack of sleep and that she’s ‘dreaming up’ new music every moment of the day. The article also mentions Lady Gaga’s current relationship and how Sir Elton John is worried about her. “I’m married to my music not a man” says the singer to The Telegraph. Read the full interview below:
Her scheduled concert in Jakarta last Sunday had to be cancelled after Indonesian police denied her a permit for the show following protests by Islamic groups.
Meanwhile the Twittersphere went into meltdown last month with rumours she was engaged to her Vampire Diaries boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, after a picture of her wearing a ring on her wedding finger was posted.
And although she is not getting married, Gaga, 26, says she takes her romance with Kinney very seriously but admits there will always be three of them in their relationship – him, her and music.
The couple reportedly even took a short break because of work pressures which include her 110-date Born This Way Ball tour (her Australian concerts start in Brisbane on Wednesday) combined with writing and recording sessions for her new album.
Even close friend Sir Elton John, 65, is worried, telling a UK newspaper last week that she’s “frail”.
“I look at Gaga and I think, ‘How does she do it?’ I talk to her mum and dad about it. They worry,” he said.
“She is frail, and she doesn’t eat when she should do, and she’s a girl, and it’s tougher for a girl.”
Gaga says she is surviving – on about five hours sleep a night. “Five to six hours a night is a good sleep for me,” she tells Insider.
“It really depends on what I am working on and what I am doing. I don’t have much time to relax. I’m touring for quite a while anyway.”
And obviously, with her crazy schedule, baby plans are not high on her agenda but she wants children eventually.
“Some day. Way, way, way in the future. A long way from now. Not soon,” she says.
“My next baby is my next album.” It will be her fourth.
“It keeps me very excited and busy because I have lots of new ideas,” she says.
“I just want to keep going. I’m not as goal obsessed as I am process obsessed. I have lots of thing to do, but in truth, I feel like I’m the most alive when I’m on stage.”
Since bursting on to the charts in 2008 with the hit song Just Dance, Gaga has sold 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide.
This year she was ranked one of music’s biggest moneymakers of 2011, earning more than $25 million.
But despite the fame and cash, Gaga insists it is still all about the music and her every move, push and shove of the boundaries is followed by her army of fans – or “Little Monsters” as she fondly refers to them. “I always say that my music is my husband,” she says. “It is my absolute life and soul. I wake up in the morning with tears in my eyes and I get inspired to write new songs.
I was born to make music and I was born to perform.
“Every moment of every day I am dreaming up new music, dreaming up ways of making my tour and stage more extravagant and beautiful than ever before.”
Her current world tour is her biggest so far (see below) and is set to wrap up in the US in March.
Gaga’s boyfriend Kinney, 30, reportedly joined the megastar during her concerts in Thailand and Singapore last month and is rumoured to be coming to Australia.
A source told US Weekly magazine that in Asia, the couple were “holding hands and being cute everywhere they went. They were seen kissing right as they got into the [hotel] elevator.”
As for taking a break from relentless touring and music pressures to pursue her love of acting and outrageous fashion (her eccentric tastes include wearing a dress made of real meat), Gaga has her mind made up.
“I just don’t identify with that web-like approach where you are a singer who suddenly starts to do everything,” she says. “I am a musician so I am a musician right now.”