Lady Gaga: Elton John told me to get sober

Can you remember a moment when someone gave you some really solid advice at work that you have never forgotten?

For Lady Gaga it was being told to “get sober” – by Elton John.

She opened up about her big turnaround to Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show as she promoted her latest single A-YO – describing it as a “trilogy of heartbreak” from some of her most admired musicians.

Zane and Gaga talk about the real stuff on Beats 1 (Beats 1/Apple/PA)
She said: “When Stevie Wonder hugs you and goes, ‘girl, you gotta stop smoking them cigarettes girl’.

“Or Tony [Bennett], ‘You’re spoiling your gift. You’re spoiling your gift, don’t do that lady. Lady, don’t do that’.

“And then I got Elton. Oh God, I mean talk abut the trilogy of heartbreak. That’s it right there, Elton, Stevie and Tony Bennett telling you to stop smoking.”

When Zane asked her what was the best bit of advice Sir Elton gave her, she simply said: “To get sober.”

Gaga shares the trilogy of heartbreak (Beats 1/Apple/PA)
It might not be a particularly relatable anecdote for the rest of us, but we can certainly get on board with her views on the “big toilet” that is the internet.

“The internet is just like the Earth in a way,” she said.

“We’re gonna destroy it. It’s noise. It’s like a big toilet. It’s a garbage can. I can’t sort between what’s real and what’s not.

“There’s so many wrong facts, things, some real things, how could you possibly decipher?”

The hat’s coming off (Beats 1/Apple/PA)
She’s got some pretty wise words when it comes to internet dating too and how all of the above creates “the perfect illusion” when it comes to our love lives.

Only slightly shaming her mates’ personal habits, she said: “I don’t date the same way my friends date. I see my friends dating on the internet and Instagram and everything everybody goes through, and man is it rough.

“It’s like people are subliminally telling each other stuff through social media about what they feel about each other and it’s all a perfect illusion.

“The real stuff is what we do in the room together when we look in each other’s eyes and all that floats away.”

Pretty deep, Lady G!


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