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Lady Gaga: 'I'm not free anymore'

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Lady Gaga: 'I'm not free anymore'

Lady Gaga doesn't feel "free" now that she's famous.

The 30-year-old pop megastar - real name Stefani Germanotta - has made a name for herself since she released her debut album 'The Fame' in 2008, but has said the attention she receives from fans can be too much, as she claims it is "legal" for people to follow her and stalk her.

She said: "I'm very acutely aware that once I cross that property line I'm not free anymore.

"As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It's legal to follow me. It's legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can't call the police or ask them to leave.

"And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said, 'Well, if I can't be free out there, I can be free in [my heart]."

And the 'Perfect Illusion' hitmaker also says fame inhibits her ability to talk to people, and says she misses "having a conversation about life" with strangers.

She revealed in an interview with US television show 'CBS Sunday Morning' which airs this Sunday (29.11.16): "I miss people. I miss, you know, going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying 'Hi,' and having a conversation about life. I love people."

The news comes after the 'Million Reasons' singer recently likened fame to a drug, and said she was finished fighting for "more attention".

She said: "Fame is the best drug that's ever existed. But once you realise who you are and what you care about, that need for more, more, more just goes away.

"What matters is that I have a great family, I work hard, I take care of those around me, I provide jobs for people I love very much, and I make music that I hope sends a good message into the world. I turned 30 this year, and I'm a fully formed woman. I have a clear perspective on what I want. That, for me, is success. I want to be somebody who is fighting for what's true - not for more attention, more fame, more accolades."