Lady Gaga reached out to Billie Eilish as she missed out on having own mentor

Lady Gaga revealed she reached out to Billie Eilish to offer her mentorship after she herself had struggled with not having an older female in the industry to speak to.  

Gaga, 34, says she sent Billie, 18, flowers after she scooped five Grammy Awards, so she would know that she is there for her if needed. 

She told Apple Music: ‘Billie swept a whole bunch of awards so I said, “Let’s send some flowers”. I wrote her a note.

‘For me, it’s healing because it hurt me that I didn’t get that. I’m going to be that for someone else.

‘I’ve had a harder time with ­older women in terms of having a female ­mentor. Other than Celine Dion and Carole King, it’s proven ­difficult to have someone who would show me the way.

‘So I really hope that young female artists – or young artists of any gender identity or sexual identity – will know that I am rooting for them.

‘This idea that we’re rooting for each other, cheering each other on, is so important.’

Gaga admitted that she found a mentor in Sir Elton John, explaining how he helped her when she was starting to ‘feel like a robot’ due to the pressures of the industry. 

She explained: ‘I think I was trying to make sense of my humanity within a system that is the ­music industry.

‘I was experiencing joy while I was ­experiencing an immense amount of ­depression as a ­result of this ­objectification and lack of ­feeling like a human.

‘Elton’s been my mentor for a long time. He’s always ­challenged me to keep my head above water and he knows when I’m down.

‘He knows because I hide, because I never want anyone to see me when I’m like that. Elton’s always challenged me to take care of my artistry and to take care of myself, and I really ­honour that about him. He is so uniquely special.’

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