Lady Gaga interview: “I want to be as much of a role model as I can”

Singer Lady Gaga has revealed that she feels obligated to use her voice and platform in the most positive ways possible now that she realises how many people she can reach.

The star admitted that it can be hard to be expected to be a role model, especially when you’re still growing up and working out who you are: “I’m sure there’s many people who would say ‘Lady Gaga’s not role model. Did you see this performance? Did you see that performance?'”

Lady Gaga interview

“But the truth is that when I was younger… I didn’t quite understand the amount of attention that I had (or) the amount of people that would listen to me. I am older now and I am aware of my voice in the world and I want to be as much of a role model as I can be through my music as well as my performance.

Earlier this week she reminded her London fans that kindness is more important than fame as she promoted her new album Joanne on the roof of one of Britain’s biggest shopping centres.

The 30-year-old singer, who has an estimated net worth of more than 250 million dollars, performed for an audience of competition winners at Westfield shopping centre in west London, where she denounced the evils of money and fame

“Money has been put on a pedestal, beauty has been put on a pedestal, celebrity has been put on a pedestal. I have travelled the world and seen the happiest people in the poorest parts of the world. Their values are intact,” she began.

“In the richest homes I meet the saddest and most depressed people. With this album I wanted to remind the whole world and my fans that the most important things are love and kindness. Kindness is what will create harmony, not celebrity and not fame,” the Million Reasons singer told the audience.

Joanne entered the UK downloads chart at number one after it was released in October.

Gaga will be taking to The X Factor stage tonight with her brand new single ‘Million Reasons’.

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