Lady Gaga revealed her thoughts on the death of Amy Winehouse during her stint as guest co-host on ABC’s The View Monday morning. “I’m so devastated and so sad,” she told her female co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She added, “I really couldn’t speak for like 48 hours straight. I was in such shock. You know, I think the most unfortunate thing about it all is the way the media spins things. Like, here, we can learn from Amy’s death.”
During the interview, Gaga revealed that she never actually met Winehouse, but she still was saddened to learn about her tragic death at just the age of 27. “I don’t think Amy needed to learn any lessons. I think the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar. Everybody was so hard on her, and everything that I knew about her was that she was the most lovely and kind woman.”
The panel of four women also discussed Gaga’s own battle with drugs when she was younger. Walters pointed out that once you start, it is often to quit. Gaga admitted that she used to be a user of marijuana and eventually lead her to more dangerous drugs. She said she stopped once her father told her that he was aware of her using drugs and that he wanted her to stop because of the personal story he shared with her about his own struggle with drugs. “Honestly it was the best thing that happened. I never went back,” the Judas singer said.
Following Winehouse’s death on July 23, the Born this Way hitmaker said the following regarding Winehouse on her Twitter account: “Amy changed pop music forever. I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues.” wrote Gaga on Twitter.