Fame and Fortune Doesn't Make You Happy, Lady Gaga Tells Fans

The Joanne singer revealed her innermost thoughts on celebrity to a London audience, Thursday

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Lady Gaga is definitely no Fame Monster.

Fresh from her emotional interview on CBS Sunday Morning, the Joanne singer, 30, once again revealed her emotional side in London this Thursday.

“Money has been put on a pedestal, beauty has been put on a pedestal, celebrity has been put on a pedestal,” Gaga told a crowd of competition winners at the Westfield mall, Shepherd’s Bush, reports The Guardian.

“I have travelled the world and seen the happiest people in the poorest parts of the world. Their values are intact. In the richest homes I meet the saddest and most depressed people. With this album [Joanne] I wanted to remind the whole world and my fans that the most important things are love and kindness. Kindness is what will create harmony, not celebrity and not fame.”

Gaga’s words are the latest in a string of comments the star has recently made about the downside of fame. In November, the singer tweeted her call for people to be compassionate towards Kanye West following his wave of erratic on-stage behavior and subsequent hospitalization.

“It’s not funny to joke about anyone’s possible or not possible mental illness, this is a sensitive time for many. Let’s be kind & loving,” the singer wrote. “While I don’t agree with everything he does I hope the public shows compassion and [love] for @kanyewest and each other. One love. One Race.”

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Speaking to Lee Cowan on the CBS sofa, the 30-year-old star also described how she has now learned to measure her own success in far more than material terms.

“Nothing better than walking into your dad’s restaurant and seeing a smile on his face and knowing that your mom and dad and sister are real proud of you and that you haven’t lost touch with who you are,” Gaga told Cowan. “That, for me, is real success.”

She added, “As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It’s legal to follow me, it’s legal to stalk me at the beach, I can’t call the police or ask them to leave. And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said well, you know, if I can’t be free out there, I’m going to be free in here [pointing to her heart].”

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