Gaga Says Being A Pop Star Was Exhausting

“I felt like people were holding me to a pretty high standard,” Gaga said. “Everybody’s hooting and hollering because, you know, I didn’t sell 20 million records this time, which I did with my first album. And you know, it’s not easy to replicate that. And you just – I don’t have a formula.”

A combination between the white-hot spotlight and a heavy workload caused her to step away.

“I have to make sure everything was okay,” Gaga continued. “Because it wasn’t. You know, it’s one thing to put a train on the tracks. But it’s another thing to keep the train on the tracks. You can’t just let a train out on the tracks and just run it out… I crashed.”

“I just didn’t even want to make music anymore.”

Mother Monster added she's happy singing jazz with "Cheek To Cheek" co-star Tony Bennett because he allows her to be a free bitch, baby.

Props to Gaga for recognizing she was destroying her passion for music and took the steps to make a change.