Lady Gaga is certainly riding the fame roller coaster at the moment. With wild ups (we’re talking about her epic Super Bowl performance and the new man in her life) and downs (body-shamers, we’re lookin’ at you!), she’s handling the entire sitch like the superstar that she is. That’s why you need to find out why the formidable performer “couldn’t ignore” the body-shaming.

Lady Gaga

While Lady Gaga’s response to the body-shaming comments was totally inspiring (“I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do.”), it now seems like she felt the need to explain why she felt the need to respond.

While chatting with Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio talk show, Gaga (who began a battle with bulimia and anorexia at age 15) revealed, “I couldn’t ignore that I saw my fans talking about that and that it upset them.”

Lady Gaga Super Bowl performance

She continued, “I think other people maybe that are just like normal girls and guys who either have their own body image issues or just didn’t think it was a nice thing to say [were upset]. I just thought I would impart some of my positive attitude about it so that they felt like they had someone who was strong on their side.”

We’re totally here for this kind of support because, remember, we’re stronger together.

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(h/t People; photos via Rich Polk + Ronald Martinez/Getty)