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By Michelle Lanz
Lady Gaga's meteoric rise to fame didn't happen overnight. The outspoken pop star battled haters, drugs and her own self-consciousness to become the global phenom she is today. In the August issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands Aug. 4, Lady Gaga gets candid about her love life, her fears and how she overcame an addiction to drugs.
On why she tries to avoid having sex:
"I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone, they're going to take my creativity from me through my vagina.”