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Lady Gaga Wanted To Quit Music And She Has A Good Reason Why

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 29/10/2015 Matthew Jacobs
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Fame is a monster, according to Lady Gaga.

In an insightful clip from her recent talk at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, the "Applause" singer turned "American Horror Story" actress discussed the drawbacks of being a public figure. Gaga said she considered quitting music a "couple years ago" because of the over-commoditization of celebrities. She was tired of promoting fragrances, taking "shallow" selfies and being treated as a "money-making machine" for other people. So, instead, she says she learned to say no -- and that is what allowed her to sleep better at night.

This is the age we live in," Gaga said, referring to people's insatiable desire to be liked. "We aren’t actually communicating with each other. We are unconsciously communicating lies."

Watch the clip below to see all of Gaga's trenchant reflections.

Stefani on almost quitting music and getting back to herself.

Posted by Lady Gaga Georgia on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
 

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