Monday, 6 February 2017
Lady Gaga: LGBT+ solidarity at Super Bowl 51
I didn't see it live as I was busy sleeping (it was late here in the UK), but when I woke up the Twitter verdict was in, and by all accounts she smashed it.
Initially there were no comments about any political statements by Gaga, considering the political climate in the United States at the moment many thought she would go there.
But on closer inspection, and reading between the lines, parts of the performance were certainly political statements, through music, rather than a speech, like what we've seen at recent award ceremonies.
For me 'Born This Way' was such a poignant moment of the entire performance, a song which is about LGBT+ pride and solidarity being performed to a television audience of over 111 million people.
Add to that the fact that Vice President Mike Pence, who is anti-LGBT and has supported gay conversation therapy was in the crowd, it can certainly be seen as a rejection of his discriminatory agenda.
I got chills hearing the line "no matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, trans-gender life", it was Gaga saying 'I get you' and 'I'm with you!' Like she always has been.
Relive the entire performance: CLICK HERE