Lady Gaga Reveals Past Eating Disorder and Depression

PHOTO: Lady Gaga is on the cover of Harpers BAZAARs March 2014 issue, on stands Feb. 18, 2014.

Lady Gaga, 27, has never been one to hide from her past problems.

She's already been very open about people who disrespected her body and her mind when she was first coming up as an artist.

Now she is talking about her struggles with her weight.

"I am better with food. I don't have an eating disorder anymore," she told Harper's Bazaar for its March cover.

She continued that she doesn't let people treat her like a doll now, but a human being.

Read: Lady Gaga: 'People Disrespected My Body, My Mind'

"I speak up now. I realized that it's my own fault that people take advantage," she said. "I should be around people who cherish my talents, my health, my time."

But it was hard road for Gaga and the pop star told the magazine 2013 was her toughest year yet.

"I became very depressed at the end of 2013," she said. "I was exhausted fighting people off. I couldn't even feel my own heartbeat. I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn't feel like fighting anymore. I didn't feel like standing up for myself one more time—to one more person who lied to me."

After firing back at critics who questioned her music last year, Gaga said she woke up on the first of the year and took a long look in the mirror.

"[I] said, 'I know you don't want to fight. I know you think you can't, but you've done this before. I know it hurts, but you won't survive this depression,'" she added. "I really felt like I was dying—my light completely out. I said to myself, 'Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family.'"

Now that she has her swagger back five weeks into 2014, Gaga dished on how she wants to be remembered.

"I don't want to be remembered as anything but brave," she said. "I want to be Oprah. I want to be Melinda Gates. If I ever sell products other than my talents, then it will be to give more to others."

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