The 30-year-old pop star opens up about her struggles with fame in a new interview for CBS Sunday Morning, airing Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on CBS.
"I'm very acutely aware that once I cross that property line I’m not free anymore," she says. "As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It's legal to follow me. It's legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can't call the police or ask them to leave."
"And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said, 'Well, if I can’t be free out there, I can be free in here," she continues, pointing to her chest.
Gaga, whose birth name is Stefani Germanotta, can't help but tear up while talking about what she misses most about her pre-fame lifestyle.
"I miss people," she says. "I miss, you know, going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying 'Hi,' and having a conversation about life. I love people."
This isn't the first time Gaga has opened up about the downside of being a celebrity. In an essay for Harper's Bazaar earlier this month, Gaga explained why she had to take a break from making music prior to her latest project, Joanne.
"I was able to get off the train of endless work I’d been on, which was quite abusive to my body and my mind, and have some silence and some space around me," she said of her hiatus. "I wanted to experience music again the way I did when I was younger, when I just had to make it, instead of worrying what everybody thinks or being obsessed with things that aren't important."
Gaga ended up channeling her energy into Joanne, her most personal album to date. On Sunday, she hit the stage at the American Music Awards for a heartfelt performance of her song "Million Reasons." Watch below.