Lady Gaga thinks the music industry is like a "f***ing boys club".
The 'Pokerface' hitmaker wishes she could be known for her intelligence rather than her body but believes it is tough because the business is so male dominated.
Speaking as she accepted the Woman of the Year award at this year's Billboard Women in Music ceremony, she said: "What I really want to say is that it is really hard sometimes for women in music. It's like a f***ing boys club that we just can't get in to.
"I tried for so long, I just really wanted to be taken seriously as a musician for my intelligence more than my body ever in this business. You don't always feel like when you're working that people believe that you have musical background, that you understand what you're doing because you're a female."
The 29-year-old singer also went on to insist women bring a "unique and special wisdom" to the industry.
She added: "Tonight is so important because women provide a wisdom to music that is very unique and special.
"It is a perspective that no other person can have because we bear life. And we go through things that no one goes through and more importantly because it's right because we're all equal."