Lady Gaga Talks Marriage

Lady Gaga is the most recent star to cover InStyle magazine where she spoke about her upcoming album Chromatica, chronic pain, her troll tweets and much more. We broke down the interview for you below. Read and see the photoshoot down below.

Lady Gaga on her fame:

“I feel very grateful for what I’ve been a part of and what I’ve been invited to be a part of,” Gaga says. “All these artistic experiences made me who I am today. It’s like when people get married and say, ‘Through thick and thin.’ That’s how I feel about myself. I feel like, ‘You know what, Gaga? You know what, Stefani? In sickness and in health, I’m with you, and I’m going to hold your hand whatever the outcome.’”

Lady Gaga on her depression:

“I think it took me some time to grieve about the things that have happened to me, and I couldn’t be angry with myself for how long it took,” she says, admitting that her glittery façade was often just that. “I’ve been depressed and been at the grocery store and seen photos of myself and gone, ‘Well, I look like everything is good.’ But I was secretly freaking out, and the world had no idea. Or some people in the world. I hate using that phrase ‘the world.’ It’s so egocentric to assume the whole world thinks about or knows about me. It doesn’t.”

Lady Gaga on what’s next:

“More music, more movies, more charity with the Born This Way Foundation [a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth and supporting mental health and wellness]. I want to do way more philanthropy. I want to help fund more research about fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain by putting a team of doctors together. I have a lot of dreams and hopes. What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I’ll be doing it with the people I love.”

“I will say I am very excited to have kids,” Gaga admits. “I look forward to being a mom. Isn’t it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it’s our job to keep it alive. It’s so funny — everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, ‘Welcome to the Womb!’”

Lady Gaga on politics:

“I want to make an informed decision as a citizen on who to vote for in the election, but I do not obsess over figures who do not deserve to be obsessed over,” she says. “I’m not going to hang my hat for humanity on one individual. It’s also on us to run this country. Putting so much importance on the government as the overarching, all-knowing force that runs our lives — I just don’t believe that to be true. I believe that we have the power to decide what the culture of this country looks like. We have the power to decide how we deal with one another socially. And we don’t need to place too much power in anyone’s hands. That said, I’m watching what happens. I think we all know who I will not be voting for.”

On social media:

“I post some things from my personal life, I post some things from my business life, I post some things from my musical life,” she says. “But I will say that I’m not super-obsessed with reading comments or counting likes or making sure everybody loves everything. Honestly, sometimes I wonder if the people who invented social media all got in a room and went, ‘Let’s start something where nobody has to be brave and everybody can hide and be mean.’ It’s not all bad, but a significant change has happened in culture as a result of it. This idea to socially network was supposed to bring us closer, but it built a bunch of walls and made it harder for us to be ourselves around each other.”

On her troll tweets:

“I’m trying to crack the code that is the algorithm of the Internet, and I will do so in various ways,” she says. “You may not always understand why an ‘f’ tweet gets that many likes. Who knows why? It was just a social experiment. I’m trying to understand people.”

Formichetti on Gaga’s fashion:

“The idea of these groups continues throughout the album cycle,” he says, citing Gaga’s “punk-rock core.” He’s also digging into the archives to unearth some familiar pieces and make them anew: “I want to bring back the sex and the edginess of her with materials like latex and leather and spikes and studs and mix them with couture.”

Lady Gaga on Chromatica:

“I made this music, and then I listened back to all of it, and it told the story of my life like a tapestry,” she says. “I’m very proud of it because while it’s fun and celebratory, if you listen to those lyrics, you really will know my heart. It’s like the music is giving you permission to go on. Even if you’ve had the worst day ever, it’s OK to dance.”

This article originally appeared on inStyle.com.

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