Lady Gaga and her big pink Joanne hat appeared on CBS Sunday Morning today, talking to interviewer Lee Cowan about her latest album, her career trajectory, and the pressures of fame. She also visited Central Park’s Strawberry Fields memorial to John Lennon for the segment, which was filmed last month.
Of her recent “dive bar tour,” Gaga said: “It reminds me that if this were all to go away tomorrow, all the big success, that I would still be very happy going from bar to bar, playing music for people.”
She teared up as she talked about how life in the public eye inspired her to try to make her work more personal: “I’m very acutely aware that once I cross that property line, I’m not free anymore. As soon as I go out in 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. I took a long hard at that property line, and I said, ‘Well, if I can’t be free out there, I can be free in here.’”
Gaga also commented on the end of her relationship with actor Taylor Kinney and her upcoming performance at the Super Bowl halftime show. Watch below.