Lady Gaga graces the May cover of InStyle magazine. The pop superstar’s sixth studio album is a euphoric return to the dance floor, but before Chromatica can be released, Mother Monster is tending to the world — announcing she has raised $35 million with advocacy organization Global Citizen to fight the coronavirus and she won’t stop there.
On what she wants out of life: “Marriage,” says the star (who, according to her Instagram feed, is currently dating tech entrepreneur Michael Polansky). “More music, more movies, more charity with the Born This Way Foundation [a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth and supporting mental health and wellness]. I want to do way more philanthropy. I want to help fund more research about fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain by putting a team of doctors together. I have a lot of dreams and hopes. What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I’ll be doing it with the people I love.”
On one day starting a family: “I will say I am very excited to have kids,” Gaga admits. “I look forward to being a mom. Isn’t it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it’s our job to keep it alive. It’s so funny — everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, ‘Welcome to the Womb!'”
On her mental health struggles: “I’ve been depressed and been at the grocery store and seen photos of myself and gone, ‘Well, I look like everything is good.’ But I was secretly freaking out, and the world had no idea. Or some people in the world. I hate using that phrase ‘the world.’ It’s so egocentric to assume the whole world thinks about or knows about me. It doesn’t.”
On the presidential election: “I’m not going to hang my hat for humanity on one individual. It’s also on us to run this country. Putting so much importance on the government as the overarching, all-knowing force that runs our lives — I just don’t believe that to be true. I believe that we have the power to decide what the culture of this country looks like. We have the power to decide how we deal with one another socially. And we don’t need to place too much power in anyone’s hands. That said, I’m watching what happens. I think we all know who I will not be voting for.”
The May issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download April 17.
Cover: Givenchy Haute Couture Dress | Philip Treacy London Hat
First Image: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Cape and Gown | Gasoline Glamour Hat | Chopard Earrings and Necklace | Tiffany & Co. Rings
Second Image: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Cape and Gown | Gasoline Glamour Hat | Chopard Earrings and Necklace | Tiffany & Co. Rings
Third Image: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Dress | Gasoline Glamour Collar | Manuel Albarran Bracelets
[Photo Credit: Nathaniel Goldberg/InStyle Magazine]