Article Dec 01, 2016

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Lady Gaga: 'I miss connecting with people'

Pop superstar Lady Gaga misses the connection she shared with people before she was famous.

The Born This Way singer is one of the biggest celebrities in the world and is constantly pursued by fans and paparazzi. The 30-year-old is well aware of the attention fame brings, but she sometimes wishes she could be more anonymous.

"I'm very acutely aware that once I cross that property line, I'm not free anymore," she tells Lee Cowan in an upcoming interview on CBS Sunday Morning.

"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 (my heart)."

Despite coming to terms with her lack of privacy, Gaga, who split from fiance Taylor Kinney in July (16), longs to be able to have a connection with random people she meets.

"I miss people," she adds tearfully. "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."

Gaga's comments emerge months after she opened up about the loneliness she sometimes feels because of her fame.

"I don't think I could think of a single thing that's more isolating than being famous," she said in an interview with Jamie Lee Curtis for the TV series Actors on Actors in June (16). "It's almost impossible for people even to probably look at my career and the things I've done and think, 'Oh she didn't want (fame), of course she wanted to be famous, of course she wanted all that attention.' It's just, creative expression is what I am, and I would've been doing this whether I became famous or not."