Lady Gaga: I miss a connection with everyday people

Pop music superstar Lady Gaga has the fame and fortune many people envy, but the downside of that popularity is the loss of a connection with everyday people, she tells Lee Cowan in an interview to be broadcast November 27 on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

“I’m very acutely aware that once I cross that property line, I’m not free anymore,” she said. “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 said, indicating her heart.

However, she tells Cowan that with that success comes a disconnect from regular people.

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Lady Gaga with corespondent Lee Cowan at Joanne Trattoria in New York City. CBS News

“I miss people,” Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, says through tears. “I miss people. I miss, you know, going anywhere and meeting a random person and saying, ‘Hi,’ and having a conversation about life. I love people.”

In a wide-ranging interview, Lady Gaga and Cowan talk about her new album, “Joanne,” which she says is more personal and different than what most people expect from her.

They also visit John Lennon’s “Strawberry Fields” memorial in Central Park, and talk about her career, her family, and love.

To hear Lady Gaga perform “Million Reasons,” from her album “Joanne,” click on the video player below.

Lady Gaga - Million Reasons (Audio) by LadyGagaVEVO on YouTube

The Emmy Award-winning “CBS Sunday Morning,” hosted by Jane Pauley, is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. Executive producer is Rand Morrison.

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