18 Jan, 2016 Lady Gaga Reveals Pressures of Being Famous
Lady Gaga reveals the pressures of Hollywood at a Yale “Emotion Revolution” summit. How much of her career is controlled by the bigwigs?
“Ok. Stefani. Gaga. Hybrid – person. Why are you unhappy? Why is it that you want to quit music?”
These are the deepest insights that Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta AKA Lady Gaga recently shared at Yale’s “Emotion Revolution” Summit. Gaga said she was done spending her time shaking hands, flashing fake smiles and taking selfies. She said, “I have a lot more to offer than my image.”
According to Gaga, who's notorious for her risque' performances, her creativity got buried under the pressure of making $ for the elite.
— Tina Marie Griffin (@TinaMGriffin) November 14, 2016
What did she do about her unhappiness? She started saying the word NO.
The part that really stood out to me, was when she emphasized that we live in an age where we are not communicating with each other but unconsciously communicating lies. This makes me wonder how many songs, choreography moves, wardrobe choices and everything else career-related were actually things Gaga was coerced into doing? How many of her actions did she actually believe in? Did she want to dress in just a seashell bra and a string for thongs at the VMAs? Did Gaga believe in the lyrics she sang in the hit song “I was born this way?” Some of the things I don’t fully agree with from her summit talk, but she made some great points.
I give her a standing ovation, in that she took the time to express her true feelings about the industry this past fall. That. Takes. Guts. I have shared many photos and videos of her more unappealing, skin-bearing scraps of clothing, but the shot I chose for this blog is who I believe is dying to come out – the real Stefani Germanotta. Her appearance at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is showing a more classy, confidant woman.
We all deserve a second chance to make a first impression. People change. I am hoping that Stefani continues to discover who she truly is and what she wants to create with the talents she was born with. Knowing full well how much pressure comes with the Hollywood lifestyle, I can only imagine what she faces every time a job offer comes her way. Has Gaga changed her ways? Time will tell, but in the meantime, we have a choice as to what we engage in for entertainment. Gaga’s past performances are something we can live without, however, I encourage all people to check out her speech from Yale. May the truth be told. And shared.
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