Gaga: Past year was a challenge
Lady Gaga has admitted that she has fallen foul of the "monsters of fame".
The Bad Romance singer has penned a blog on her website in which she reveals that the last year has been such a struggle that she "felt in chains at times", reported the Daily Mirror.
She wrote: "The past year was a challenge, and I'm so happy to have my spirit back. I felt in chains at times.
"Whether it be the record label disagreeing with me on single choices, or directors who could only create an idea of 'Gaga' or what I've 'done before' and weren't able to move forward."
The 26-year-old went on: "Then there were all the personal moments. Betrayed by lifelong friends, mentors I've had for years suddenly taking advantage of me, and a massive struggle with my body image. I've grown and left most of these things behind, the monsters of fame are very real."
Gaga also seemed to address the controversy surrounding her single Born This Way, which Queen of Pop Madonna has hinted is similar to her 1989 hit Express Yourself.
Gaga said in her post: "And there was also, of course, the incessant dragging of the most important single of my career in dead-beaten-horse-mud."
Meanwhile, Gaga has fired back a response after she came under fire from animal rights group Peta for apparently wearing fur.
The singer, known for her outlandish outfits, has recently been snapped wearing what looks like real fur despite previously stating that she would never wear it.
She took to Twitter to respond, simply writing: "For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer Hermes. Thank You!"