Lady Gaga has discussed her plans for the future and said she cannot imagine not having a normal nuclear family with at least three children.

Speaking to SiriusXM the 27-year-old hit-maker said, "I want to have tonnes of kids, actually. I think at least three.

"I really want to have a family and I really want to nurture my children. To be honest, having my own kids will be like having three little monsters with me all the time. They probably won't be fans."

On her own family dynamic Gaga added, "I grew up with a very strong family and I just cannot imagine not having a normal nuclear family."

Gaga's new album ARTPOP is out now.