Popular singer, Lady Gaga has come out to explain how she got raped at 19 by a music producer. She recently made this revelation in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, and the world has been reacting.
According to her, the abuse was happening constantly and she found herself seeking ways to pull herself out of suicidal thoughts when the pain got really excessive.
Gaga added that telling the story makes her feel really shameless because she finds it hard to face people and tell them she has privilege, money and power, but still feels miserable.
Her words, “I realized that it was the same pain that I felt when the person who raped me dropped me off pregnant on a corner by my parents’ house because I was vomiting and sick ’cause I’d been abused.”
“He locked me away in a studio for months. I had a total psychotic breakdown and for a couple years, I was not the same girl. Even if I have six brilliant months, all it takes is getting triggered once to feel bad. And when I say I feel bad, I mean thinking about dying. I learned all the ways to pull myself out of it.”
“I don’t tell this story for my own self-service, because, to be honest, it’s hard to tell. I feel a lot of shame about it. How do I explain to people that I have privilege, I’ve got money and power but I’m miserable?”
“I’m not saying my story because I want people to cry for me. I’m good, but to heal you have to open your heart up to somebody. I’ve been through it and I know people need help. So, that’s part of my healing, being able to talk to you. I don’t ever want to face that person again.”
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