Lady Gaga covers the latest issue of Paper magazine photographed by Frederik Heyman.
On putting forth an ideology that suggests it’s possible to feel joy even at the same time as you’re experiencing sorrow: “I will do whatever it takes to make the world dance and smile,” she says. “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 all 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. Yeah, I live in Chromatica, it took a minute to get here, but that doesn’t mean I don’t remember what happened. So if you’re in pain and listening to this music, just know that I know what it’s like to be in pain. And I know what it’s like to also not let it ruin your life.”
Photography & Imagery by Frederik Heyman
Creative Direction by Nicola Formichetti
Styling by Sandra Amador & Tom Eerebout
[Photo Credit: Frederik Heyman/Paper Magazine]