Lady Gaga says she's 'not in it for the money'

2 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago

Lady Gaga isn't interested in fame. 

The 'Applause' singer - who is known for her bizarre outfits and outrageous hair styles - was forced to take time out of her busy schedule in February in order to have hip surgery, but she admits the time away from work made her re-evaluate her priorities and allowed her to set her creative juices flowing once again. 

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: "I really enjoyed the downtime because it rejuvenated my creativity and I figured out a lot about myself after the last few years.

"I realised I am not in it for the fame. I don't need to go out and be recognised to feel alive. 

"I do miss being onstage and singing and dancing. I didn't miss getting dressed up."

The eccentric star - who gave her first live rendition of her new single 'Applause' at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City last week - previously admitted that she only feels truly alive when she is performing in front of a crowd. 

She said: "When I'm not on stage I don't feel alive. But when I hit the stage it's like everything that I'm thinking and feeling, where I belong - that's where it is."

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