Lady Gaga believes that one can do anything they put their mind to
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."