Lady GaGa can never imagine following in the footsteps of her pop pal Beyonce and taking a year off work to travel the world - because she loves the "loneliness" that comes with having a hectic schedule.
Beyonce took time out of her career prior to the release of her new album 4 and spent her days travelling the world, indulging in her favourite foods and spending quality time with her family and husband Jay Z.
But Gaga, who has twice collaborated with the R&B superstar, insists that lifestyle isn't for her - because the New York native thrives on keeping busy.
Speaking on U.S. talk show The View on Monday (01Aug11), she says, "I'm actually the complete opposite... I think I want to see less of the world! I kind of just wanna be with my friends. I stay really, really close to the people who have always inspired me. I sort of treasure the loneliness (of being a pop star).
"As a strong Italian female, I don't feel that I necessarily feel the need to be entertained by other things all the time... I like to cook, I like to make music..."