In the cover interview for the September Vanity Fair, having hit stands on August 4th in major cities, Lady Gaga talks openly with contributing editor Lisa Robinson about sex, rock n' roll, and...drug use?
While the superstar is known for her controversial behavior, mannerisms and style, she'll now also be known for her admitted cocaine use, having told Robinson that when she was a struggling artist she frequently used cocaine, and that it led her to rock bottom.
Says Gaga,Â â€œI do not want my fans to ever emulate that or be that way. I donâ€™t want my fans to think they have to be that way to be great. Itâ€™s in the past. It was a low point, and it led to disaster.â€
Lady Gaga is currently coming under major fire for the admission, being criticized for making such a statement while being in such an influential position to so many teens and young adults.
The other side, however, is that through her brutal honesty, which seems to be going unappreciated, she's making a statement that drugs are not the way to the top, and that while she hit rock bottom at a time when she made admittedly poor decisions, she turned her life around, to become one of this century's biggest and most successful recording artists.
What do you think about the article? Â The admission? Â A mistake, potentially harmful to those who look up to her? Â Or words of wisdom from someone who's been there?