Lady Gaga: I'm 'extremely unaccomplished' as a songwriter
Lady Gaga feels "extremely unaccomplished" as a songwriter.
The 'Pokerface' hitmaker may have a string of successful tracks to her name but she has insisted she is only in her "infancy" as a writer.
Collecting the Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction and Awards gala yesterday evening (18.06.15), she said: "I feel that I have a lot of work to do, as personally, I feel extremely unaccomplished as a songwriter.
"As my heroes have done some things that I can only dream of, I feel very in my infancy as a writer, and I think you for just ... at this point in my career, I've had some ups, I've had some downs, I've had some in-betweens - that you've chosen to honour me for the only thing I know I have, which is my heartbeat, which is that I write songs."
The 29-year-old star also thanked her close friend and collaborator Tony Bennett as well as Hall of Fame inductee Linda Perry, who performed a slowed-down version of her track 'Bad Romance' as she took to the stage.
She added: "I'm so grateful because [Tony is] always looking out for me. And I'm very honoured that he was here tonight to present this award to me.
"And I'm very honoured that Linda Perry was here, and I consider them to be true and two huge influences in my life that I hope anyone that's here that a true dream has been made come true because these artists supported another artist, and I'm very grateful that I'm here."