Lady Gaga goes nude ahead of 'Chromatica' release: 'We're making art, this isn't pornography'

Making music is not an easy affair, especially for the pop singer who suffered from crippling pain due to her fibromyalgia and depression


                            Lady Gaga goes nude ahead of 'Chromatica' release: 'We're making art, this isn't pornography'
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Lady Gaga's sixth studio album 'Chromatica' is a long-overdue project. Just before its awaited release, the 'Stupid Love' singer stripped down to bare flesh for Paper Magazine, teasing the new album and reflecting on her work.

The magazine's cover story begins with how the nude photoshoot went about with the singer noting that she felt safe around the crew. "I consent to being nude with everyone in this room," she said before slipping off her custom Versace robe emblazoned with her name of the back. "I believe we're making art, this isn't pornography."

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Making music is not an easy affair, especially for the pop singer who suffered from crippling pain due to her fibromyalgia and depression. But producer Bloodpop helped. "He'd be like, 'Come on, let's go. We're going to make music.' And I'd be maybe crying or venting about something that was happening in my life over some pain or depression I was feeling," she recalled. "I'd start out the day so down and I'd end up dancing, looking in the mirror, practising my moves, singing along."

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Talking about her new music 'Chromatica', she said, "This isn't 'Joanne' [her fifth album]". Explaining how 'Chromatica' is different from her previous works, she said, "I want to put out a record that forces people to rejoice even in their saddest moments. "And by the way, I'm not standing over here with a flag going, 'I'm healed, everything's perfect.' It's not; it's a fight all the time. I still work on myself constantly. I have bad days, I have good days."

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Lady Gaga also spoke about her battle with fibromyalgia. "Some days are way worse, some days aren't. But you know what I can do? I can go, 'Well, my hands work; my arms work; my legs works, even though they are sorel my back works; my brain works; my heart works; I'm taking breaths, my lungs work.' You can just be grateful for what you can do."

Before 'Chromatica's lead single officially dropped, 'Stupid Love' had already been leaked online ahead of schedule. Did the singer and her team look for a new plan of action? 

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"There was a minute where me and my manager, Bobby, were talking, 'Do we change the single?' We'd just spent months and months developing this video and choreography," she explained. "And I said, 'Nope!' You know why? Because the song, when it's mixed, mastered and finished with the visuals, and everything I have to say about it - when all those things come together at once, that will be the art piece I'm making. Not a leak," she said. 

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'Chromatica' drops on April 10, 2020.