Lady Gaga Talks Fame, Family & The Future
Lady Gaga kicked off 2012 on her home turf, taking (or, stealing, rather) the stage on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and helping Mayor Bloomberg drop the iconic ball – two honors that left her humbled.
"I grew up watching [the ball drop] on TV," she tells The Insider. "But in my 25 years of being a New Yorker I have never ever gone to Times Square to watch the ball drop. If you're from New York, you know it's very chaotic. So I'm honored and humbled by them asking me to drop the ball with Mayor Bloomberg. It's such a dream."
And from the sound of things, her dreams will continue to come true in 2012.
Gaga is not only blown away by the amount of money raised for her Born This Way Foundation by the Barney's housed Gaga's Workshop, but also by the reception her philanthropic endeavors have gotten at the highest level of government. "It's a series of overarching issues that … have to do with the social policies that are in place, like gay marriage," she says. "What kind of example we're setting to youth. The example of equality has to be more linear now, it has to be more black and white."
In between injecting the populace with a greater understanding of love, Gaga plans to release more new music this year. "I'm looking forward to putting out another album and going on tour," she says. "I can't wait to see the fans. I have a million ideas and I just feel very blessed to be an artist who gets to do what she loves."
And while those plans eventually involve starting a family ("Someday. A long, long day from now," she giggles), music remains at the forefront of her mind right now. "I wake up in the morning with tears in my eyes and I write new songs and I think about the future. I was born to make music; I was born to see out my artistic visions. That's what [Born This Way] is all about."