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Lady Gaga takes to Twitter to discuss bullying: 'Compassion is empowering'

Pop icon Lady Gaga spent the early hours of this morning (April 2) interacting with her 22 million Twitter followers about the topic of bullying.

The 'Marry The Night' superstar took to the social networking site several hours ago and recommended that her fans tune into Dateline NBC's programme on the tragic Phoebe Prince case, during which she also gave personal advice on how to cope with torment.

"Breeding compassion in the student body is the way toward saving lives, both sides," Gaga tweeted. "This message is key. Empower kindness."

One fan in particular thanked the 26-year-old star for helping her through a tough situation and she wrote back, explaining that "it's easier than you think". The songstress added that she often feels empathy for bullies and that's what helps her to understand their actions:

"I go through people saying bad things about me, sometimes publicly. Feel empathy for their anger."




She spoke briefly about the Born This Way Foundation, revealing: "BTWF is about working towards changing culture. Not about victims or bullies, or laws. #CompassionRaisingNotFundraising."

Gaga concluded the online chat by reassuring her Little Monsters that she's always there for them and wrote:

"I love my followers, thanks for talking with me tonight. I read as many as I could. Making music, learning choreo, and breakin shit. be back"

Watch the closing speeches from the launch of the Born This Way Foundation here: