Lady Gaga lies ‘profusely’ to protect relationships

London, May 31(IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga lies ‘profusely’ about herself in interviews to protect her personal relationships.

‘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, or who I’m f**king,’ quoted her as saying.

‘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 star revealed she breaks down in tears when she steps out of the spotlight.

‘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.’