Lady Gaga Admits Cocaine Addiction in Biography

Lady Gaga Admits Cocaine Addiction in Biography

Lady Gaga (whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) has spoken out about her former addiction to cocaine in her new biography, LADY GAGA: Just Dance, written by Helia Phoenix. The 23-year-old pop star said, “I wanted to be the artists I loved, like Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol…And I thought the only way to do it was to live the lifestyle.”

The singer said that she would use cocaine, LSD, and other drugs to find inspiration for her music. But at the end of the day, she says she was saved by the ghost of her late aunt that lives inside her.

"I realized my father’s sister Joanne, who’d died at 19, had instilled her spirit in me. She was a painter and a poet—and I had a spiritual vision I had to finish her business,” she says.

Lady Gaga dedicated her Fame Ball tour to her aunt Joanne last year, saying, "I never met her, but she’s been one of the most important figures in my life."

In the biography, Gaga says she believes her addiction to cocaine would have killed her.

“My cocaine soundtrack was always The Cure. I would lock myself in my room and listen to ‘Never Enough’ on repeat while I did bags and bags of cocaine. It was about being an artist. I wasn’t a lazy addict. I would make demo tapes and send them around. At the time I didn’t think there was anything wrong with me, until my friends said, ‘Are you doing this alone?’ Um, yes. Me and my mirror.”

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