Lady Gaga is still struggling to come to terms with the fact she's an Oscar winner.
The 33-year-old singer took to the stage at The Apollo Theater in New York on Monday night for a performance of her Enigma show for SiriusXM + Pandora. And during her set she opened up about the battles she fought upon her first introduction to the music industry.
"(Critics) tried to take me down, and I put my head back down and got back to work," she shared. "Then I looked up one day and had a f**king Oscar, man. You can do anything that you put your mind to."
Gaga won the Best Original Song Oscar for co-writing the tune Shallow from her hit movie A Star is Born, in which she also starred opposite Bradley Cooper.
Midway through her 14-song set, the Born This Way star, who started her career performing in dive bars, once again paused to reflect on just how far she's come.
"This is a very special experience being here, playing here for 1,500 people," she explained. "It's been over a decade since I was playing for crowds like this. I went from 30 people to 300 people to 1,500 people ... to 150,000 people. And that's because of one thing: everybody believing (in me). I'd be nothing without you and I."