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Saturday 30 August 2014

Gaga expects Perry rivalry

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga hates being pitted against musicians but accepts it will always happen.

The star released her new track Applause on the same day as Katy Perry’s Roar.

While the two are often being compared, Gaga accepts her musical competition.

“The press really loves to pit women against each other,” she told Just Jared. “It’s just stories – entertainment for people to sell.

“Do we both wish that they would focus more on the music and what we have to offer as artists? Sure, but that’s just the nature of the business.”

The 27-year-old is excited for the release of her new album ARTPOP on November 11 and look to new genres to develop her style.

“I really had a love affair with electronic music on this album. I started out playing in clubs, so I don’t really want to leave that,” she confessed. “I always like existing under ground and over ground at the same time.

“We made an album that we love and I certainly made a record that I’m really proud of. I know the fans will really love it because they love to dance at my shows and this will be a great live show.

When she isn’t working, Gaga – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – gets away from the industry by exploring nature.

“A lot of meditation,” she revealed about how she relaxes. “I went out into the woods for a few days. I just disconnected from everything and allowed myself to be free and be human. Because, that’s what makes you really good, if you can be vulnerable, if you can be vulnerable on stage.

“It’s hard to be strong and be weak at the same time. So I spent a lot of time sitting still. Sitting still for hours, not moving a muscle.”

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