I want to live a life of solitude, says Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga wants to live a "life of solitude".
The 36-year-old pop star - who is one of the most recognisable musicians in the world - has revealed that she's actually keen to just "have time to be alone".
She told Wallpaper magazine: "I'm actually really interested in living more of a life of solitude. It's really nice to just have time to be alone, and be expansive, and know that you're enough. I wish I could tell my younger self that.
"When I was younger, I spent a lot of time alone writing music. But the more successful I became, the more I felt like I needed other people to tell me I was great."
Gaga remains passionate about writing music.
On the other hand, she insists that fame isn't a big motivation for her.
The New York-born star shared: "When I was about 14 years old, I read a book called 'Letters to a Young Poet' by Rainer Maria Rilke. And I have a [line from the book] tattooed on my arm. I got it in Osaka, when I was 23. 'In the deepest hour of the night, ask yourself if you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. Look deep into your heart where the answer spreads its roots and ask yourself, Muss ich schreiben? (Must I write?)'
"If I wasn't successful in the way that I am today - I'm very grateful for my success - I'd still be doing it, I'd be on the Lower East Side. I would do it no matter what. Absolutely, 100 per cent.
"I know that because I actually don't spend a lot of time in Hollywood. I might look like I do, because sometimes award season happens and you see me on red carpets. But I'm very much at home working … that's the thing that really makes me happy."