Lady Gaga's been talking about how she felt like she was dying from negativity at the end of 2013 but found a glimmer of greatness and carried on.
"I became very depressed at the end of 2013," she told Harpers Bazaar. "I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn't even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn't feel like fighting anymore."
"I really felt like I was dying — my light completely out," she continued. "I said to myself, 'Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.' Depression doesn't take away your talents — it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it. I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."
She also talked about parting ways with certain members of her team and how that had made life a bit boohoo as well actually.
"I felt very taken advantage of by people I trusted. I asked my mother, 'I work so hard. I never stop. I never say no. Why doesn't this person love me, Mom? Why was this person willing to hurt me to help themselves? Why wasn't I enough? Why is money more important than me?'"
All good questions. What did she say?
"She reminded me to forgive others for not seeing God where I see it. I see God in my fans. She said, 'You're hurt because you don't operate this way. You are fiercely protective of your inventions because you are your fans.' She helped me understand my own feelings. When someone has pulled the wool over my eyes, I feel that they have pulled the wool over the eyes of millions of fans around the world. She helped me to forgive. You can't force people to have the same world consciousness and awareness as you do."
So there you go.