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Lady Gaga co-hosts on The View and talks about addiction

Lady Gaga spent yesterday morning, August 1, as both a co-host and performer on U.S chat show The View and opened up about how the death of Amy Winehouse affected her and the respect she has for her father. 

Dressed in a monochrome hound's tooth ensemble, Gaga was asked about her reaction to the news that the 'Back To Black' singer had died on July 23 and she revealed she "really couldn’t speak for…48 hours straight."

"The most unfortunate thing about it all is the way that the media spins things, like we can learn things from Amy’s death. I don’t feel that Amy needed to learn any lessons. I felt that the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar."

The 'Judas' pop icon also spoke about how her respect for her own father caused her to stop taking "hard drugs", "I was so embarrassed. My dad sort of called me out about it one day. I don’t do any hard drugs anymore, [but] I am a little part of the green club."

“My dad was like, ‘I know what you’re doing. Just so you know, I did it, and I lost every friend, and everything I ever had while I did it'. He shared with me his life story and his struggle, so that was what ultimately changed my life.”

She also stressed that she never wants to set a bad example for her Little Monsters and added:

"I don’t want them to do anything bad that would ever hurt them. I want them to be healthy and happy. There is a way to be recreational and be young and rebellious…and not hurt yourself.”

Watch her performance of 'You and I' from The View below: