The singer opens up to illusionist David Blaine, of all people, for the accompanying article -- where she gets candid about past drug use and getting inspiration from her four children.
When asked about a song from her upcoming album that references drug use, she makes it clear it's all in the past ... and wasn't something she ever really enjoyed.
"I mean, I tried everything once, but as soon as I was high, I spent my time drinking tons of water to get it out of my system," she tells the mag. "As soon as I was high, I was obsessed with flushing it out of me. I was like, "Okay, I'm done now."
"A lot of people drop acid or do drugs, because they want to get closer to God," she continues. "But there's going to be a short circuit, and that's the illusion of drugs, because they give you the illusion of getting closer to God, but ultimately they kill you. They destroy you."
As for where she gets the best material these days: Her children.
"Stuff they say. Like, my son came to the studio the other day and said he didn't want to go home. I said, 'No, you have to go home; it's time for bed.' And he said, 'Mom, I feel like I'm isolated from your heart.' I was like, 'Oh, that's a good line. I have to use that,'" she tells Blaine.
"You get it [inspiration] everywhere, the high and the low. You've got to be open to it all. Suffering is a big informer, a big catalyst for creation. You take your sadness, your despair, your sense of injustice, and you put it in your work."