Lady Gaga covers the latest issue of Billboard Magazine.

Lady Gaga talks about changing the roll-out strategy of chart-topping album ‘Chromatic’ due to the pandemic, upcoming single ‘911,’ Black Lives Matter and a lot more.

She shared her depression experience during the making of chromatica, she said, “I used to wake up every day and remember I was Lady Gaga – and then I would get depressed … I was peeling all the layers of the onion in therapy, so as you dig deeper, you get closer to the core, and the core of the onion stinks.”

On her upcoming “911” video she said, “Freedom for me is when I can go to the darkest part of my heart, visit things that are hard and then leave them behind. Give them to the world, and spin all the pain into a puddle of gold.”

Lady Gaga was very vocal on the topic of the protests against police brutality and systemic racism. She said, “When you’re born in this country, we all drink the poison that is white supremacy. I am in the process of learning and unlearning things I’ v been taught my whole life … Social justice is not just a literacy, it’s a lifestyle. What do I think about [posting] a black square? I think everybody has a different feeling about a black square. 

Do I think there’s such a thing as performative activism? Yes. 

Do I think there’s been true activism that’s been very important and needed? Yes. 

Do I believe Black lives matter? Yes. 

Do I believe this is going to get louder? Yes. 

Do I believe it should? Yes.”