USMagazine, Monday, February 14, 2011, 11:03am (PST)
Lady Gaga isn't shy when it comes to fashion, music or admitting drug use. Sunday, during an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, the pop diva confessed to formerly using cocaine and admitted that she still smokes marijuana.
"I smoke a lot of pot when I write music," she told Cooper. "I’m not gonna, like, sugar coat it for 60 Minutes that, you know, I’m some, like, sober human being ‘cause I’m not. I drink a lot of whiskey and I smoke weed when I write."
But, she keeps her habit under control. "I don’t do it a lot because it’s not good for my voice."
Gaga, 24, made it clear she wasn't advocating drug use, but simply maintaining a policy of honesty with her fans. "I don’t want to encourage kids to do drugs," she said. "What artists do wrong is they lie. And I don’t lie. I’m not a liar. I built good will with my fans. They know who I am. And I’m just like them in so many ways."