Lady Gaga tells Rolling Stone she was Bullied in High School

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It looks like Lady Gaga doesn’t know what to do when she’s not performing in front of her “Little Monsters.”

“When I am not onstage I feel dead,” the singer told Rolling Stone.

“I don’t feel alive unless I’m performing,” she said “and that’s just the way I was born.”

The new issue of Rolling Stone will hit stands May 27.

Gaga, who is known for her over-the-top outfits, discussed a number of topics with the magazine, including being bullied in high school, and the difficulties she faced early in her career.

“Being myself in public was very difficult,” she said. “I was being poked and probed and people would actually touch me and touch my clothes and be like, ‘What the f*** is that,’ just so awful. It was like I was being bullied by music lovers, because they couldn’t possibly believe that I was genuine.”

Although Gaga acknowledges she had some trouble early in her career, the singer just released her new album “Born This Way” on Monday, and was also named the most powerful person in the entertainment business in Forbes’ Top 100 Celebrity list last week.

As for her time in high school, the 25-year-old star told Rolling Stone that she was bullied repeatedly, saying she didn’t want to go to school sometimes.

“Being teased for being ugly, having a big nose, being annoying,” Gaga said. “’Your laugh is funny, you’re weird, why do you always sing, why are you so into theater, why do you do your make-up like that?’”

Not all his bad for Gaga, however.  Along with releasing her new album, she appeared on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest for the season finale last Saturday, with guest host Justin Timberlake.

And Forbes credited the pop-singer for gaining a huge following, especially on social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.  Gaga became the first person to reach over 10 million followers on Twitter.

“Gaga is there not just because of the $90 million she earned with a monster tour, but also because of her 32 million Facebook fans and 10 million Twitter followers–aka Little Monsters–who helped move 1 million digital downloads of her recent single “Born This Way” in only five days,” says Forbes.

Her first album “The Fame” sold over 15 million copies worldwide and received six Grammy nominations.