On the day of her Born This Way album release, Lady Gaga discussed the new record's message and her own struggles with bullying on The View.
She may be Forbes' most powerful celebrity, but it wasn't long ago that Gaga was a "freak" being picked on for her physical appearance and more.
Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous fashion and bombastic stage routines, but her candid, thoughtful remarks on complex issues always impresses.
The pop superstar said her new record's inherent message is to "Be yourself, love who you are and be proud, because you were born this way."
Watch two excerpts from her interview, in which she reflects on her own experiences with bullying and with hateful people as an adult, below: