Lady Gaga admits drug use to aid writing

Lady Gaga has admitted that smoking pot helps her write songs.

Speaking to '60 Minutes' she said: 'I still smoke a lot of pot when I write music. So I'm not gonna,like, sugar coat it for '60 Minutes' that I'm some, like, sober human being, 'cause I'm not

Gaga said she was honest about her drug use because it was important to be truthful to her fans.

She said: 'I don't want to encouragge kids to do drugs,' before adding: 'When you asked me about the sociology of fame and what artists do wrong- what artists do wrong is they lie. And I don't lie. I'm not a liar.

'I build good will with my fans. They know who I am. And I'm just like them in so many ways.'