Lady Gaga finds fame "alienating".
The 'Pokerface' hitmaker believes her worldwide success stems her ability to write a song as she "needs human connection" so she can write music.
She said: "Fame is so alienating and it's toxic for the creative process, for me, because I need human connection in order to write music. If I go to a bar or to the grocery store or wherever and I try to talk to somebody and the whole time they're screaming or trying to take a picture, I can't get to know them.
"I can't ask them a question. I can't learn about their life or share something about mine. I don't get asked very often, you know, really super deep things about myself and that is hard and it's scary. Really scary because you just feel like, 'Will I ever, ever again talk to somebody and have them see me as a person?'"
And the 30-year-old singer insists that whilst her new album is emotional, it is not meant to be painful "the whole way through".
Speaking on SiriusXM's Feedback show, she added: "I wouldn't say that it's necessarily thematically painful the whole way through - because it's quite a fun album as well. The pain is in my voice."
Meanwhile, Gaga previously admitted she can find it difficult to write music when she gets caught up in
She said: "I get blocked by my own trauma sometimes. The darkness, the loop of negative thoughts on repeat, clamours and interferes with the music I hear in my head. When I'm making music, I can hear all the parts, all the instruments. I can hear what it should be.
"You start to get into a zone -- what I would also describe as a mindfulness. You have to be aware that there are unwanted things coming in, but there is clarity in there, too, and you have to find it."
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