Lady Gaga lies "profusely" about personal life

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2010, 09:05 AM IST

Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga has admitted she lies "profusely" about herself in interviews in a bid to protect her personal relationships.

The `Poker Face` hitmaker rarely divulges information about her personal life, insisting she is completely focused on her career - but admitted she has told fibs to retain a sense of privacy, reported Contactmusic.

"The discrepancy between private and public life: I believe as an artist, being private in public is at the core of the aesthetic, the message. However, I profusely lie about my personal relationships in an effort to protect that aesthetic and that message. Today people are distracted by unimportant things - like what my diet is," said Gaga.

"I do sometimes feel that I`m on a stage all the time, and I do feel that life is a stage for my art - when I`m dancing, singing, making breakfast," she added.

But the 24-year-old singer also breaks down in tears when she steps out of the spotlight, adding, "There is a moment of freedom, when the stage disappears: when I cry. On stage, off stage, alone or with someone. There`s something very honest about that. It has nothing to do with taking off a wig or smearing my lipstick... It`s much deeper than that."

PTI

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