Lady Gaga recently opened up to Yale’s Center For Emotional Intelligence, explaining how “money doesn’t buy happiness.” Mother Monster went on to explain that the incessant demands to promote products almost pushed her to drop her music career.
“I don’t like being used to make people money,” she said. “I feel sad when I am overworked and that I just become a moneymaking machine and that my passion and my creativity takes a backseat — that makes me unhappy.”
She continued, “So what did I do? I started to say no. I’m not doing that. I don’t want to do that. I’m not taking that picture. I’m not going to that event. I’m not standing by that because that’s not what I stand for, and slowly but surely I remembered who I am.”