The pop star penned an honest letter to fans on the eve of her documentary airing on Netflix.
We knew Lady Gaga’s new Netflix documentary was incredibly revealing, but what we didn’t know is how much control the pop star gave up making it.
“I found myself witnessing myself in a way I am unable to see on my own. I felt proud, I felt sadness, I felt empowered, I felt vulnerable,” wrote Gaga of how the raw film shows her, warts and all, from her debilitating chronic pain to her loneliness after several failed relationships.
“Although surreal, happy, and also hard, I’m most touched that the veil behind the aura of my fame reveals that fame is not all it’s cracked up to be,” Gaga wrote. “It is lonely, it is isolating, and it is very psychologically challenging because fame changes the way you’re viewed by people. For me, it feels very unnatural, but complicated because I know it is my destiny to be a performer.”
Gaga continued: “I’m just a girl trying to become a woman, who loves to write music, to sing, to play piano, guitar, dance, perform, and act… I might not always give the world exactly what they expect of me. But make no mistake, it is always the true me.”
Read her full message here .