Lady Gaga 'Couldn't Speak for 48 Hours' After Amy Winehouse's Death (Video)
She spoke out about the media’s portrayal of the "Rehab" singer on "The View."
Lady Gaga dropped by The View as a guest host on Aug. 1 to perform her new single “You and I,” and to chat with the ladies.
Gaga was asked about the death of fellow singer Amy Winehouse, who died in London on July 23.
“I’m just so devastated. And so sad,” said Gaga. “I really couldn’t speak for 48 hours straight. I was in such shock.”
“I just think the most unfortunate thing is the way the media spins things, like ‘Oh we can learn from Amy’s death.’ I don’t feel that Amy needed to learn any lessons. I felt that the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar. Everyone was so hard on her.”
Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Gaga about dealing with such immense fame.
“It’s a very lonely life,” said Lady Gaga. “But I think that’s part of what we love about her. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t enjoy listening to someone sing sad songs about the Blues and heartbreak, and then not expect them to be truly heartbroken.”
Gaga, who wore a black and white outfit with matching purse, glasses and even a piano, also talked about how she deals with fame, and New York's legalization of same-sex marriage. She also performed her single "You and I."
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