Lady Gaga has revealed in a new MTV documentary that Beyoncé’s early music videos helped her overcome high school bullying
The record-breaking hitmaker says she was picked on by other students and vividly remembers being thrown into a bin by a school gang.
In Lady Gaga: Inside the Outside, Mother Monster tells MTV she used music as an escape and was particularly inspired by her recent duet partner’s old band Destiny’s Child.
“I’ve never told Beyoncé this but I remember lying on my grandmother’s couch crying and a Destiny’s Child video came on and I remember watching Beyoncé and thinking, ‘She’s a star – I want that. I want to be on MTV’ and now I’m in videos with [her],” she confides.
The two superstars collaborated on the hits Telephone and Video Phone last year, but Gaga is not happy with how the former turned out.
She recently revealed to Time Out that she refuses to watch her award-winning Telephone video, which has been viewed more than 110 million times on YouTube, because she “hates it so much”.
“Beyoncé and I are great together,” the 25-year-old explains. “But there are so many ideas in that video and all I see in that video is my brain throbbing with ideas and I wish I had edited myself a little bit more.”
Watch the divas’ two high-profile duets below.