Lady Gaga just released a new song off her upcoming album and says it’s “a metaphor for tears and for the amount of alcohol I was taking to numb myself.” Speaking with Beats 1 about her new album, Gaga says working with Ariana Grande on “Rain On Me” was a “very healing process,” adding “That woman has been through some really tough, really hard life testing stuff, undoubtedly. And her ability to move on…”
Gaga says she was in a dark place and although Grande wanted to befriend her and help her, Gaga kept pushing her away. She explains, “She would try over and over again to be friends with me. And I was too ashamed to hang out with her because I didn’t want to project all of this negativity onto something that was healing and so beautiful. And eventually she called me on my s***. She was, “You’re hiding.” And I was … and then this friendship blossomed.”
Hear a preview of Gaga’s interview below.