Lady Gaga almost quit music after Artpop
Lady Gaga contemplated quitting the music industry after the release of 2013's 'Artpop'.
The 30-year-old pop superstar has admitted she lost all faith in her talent and almost decided to stop releasing music all together to just perform music for own pleasure.
She admitted: "I was just having a really depressed time in my life where wasn't able to see my own ability or my own talent.
"And when you lose grasp of those sorts of things, you can just spiral.
"But you know, to the world 'quitting music' means one thing and to me its means another. I meant to giving putting out music, as opposed to just doing it for myself, which what makes me really and truly happy."
However, the 'Born This Way' hitmaker clearly had second thoughts as three years later, she has just dropped her new record 'Joanne'.
Meanwhile, Gaga - who recently admitted she finds fame "alienating" - is not a fan of how "business" focused the industry is nowadays and admits she finds it a "nightmare" because she just wants to make music and not worry about how many times her songs have been streamed.
She told the latest issue of NME magazine: "When you become famous or you become a star, there's all these other things that begin to happen, and you have to work the system - especially in the music industry today, which is so different.
"You are dealing with this streaming war and it's an absolute nightmare to witness as an artist because it's not about music it's all about business - and that's just not who I am at all."
Gaga has teamed up with an array of artists for her latest record, and producer Mark Ronson has taken to Twitter to thank all involved including Florence Welch, Beck, Father John Misty, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Eagles of Death Metal's Josh Homme, RedOne and BloodPop.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Can't express my gratitude in 140 for all the wonderful people who came 2gether 2 make Lady Gaga's Joanne. It's out! (sic)"
'Joanne' is out now.