Lady Gaga Stole Superbowl….
Yup, everyone knows that the half-time show is the best (if not the only worthwhile) part of the Super Bowl, and Gaga was nailing it so hard it was like watching The Block, except in this case her performance didn’t fall apart a minute after she got paid for it.
In just 13 minutes, she gave us the glitz, the costumes and her incredible talent – but she served these alongside a deeper political message that spoke through the art itself.
She didn’t come right out and bluntly criticise The Trump – a la Kristen Stewart and SNL over the weekend – nor over politicise a Super Bowl performance. What she did do, however, was stay true to her values as an artist, a woman and an advocate for human rights.
In a press conference in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga was asked whether she would use the performance to address the current political climate:
“The only statements that I’ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I have been consistently making throughout my career. I believe in a passion for inclusion….
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.”
Her song choices stuck to this idea – starting with ‘God Bless America’, a song written by a Jewish Russian immigrant and boycotted by the Ku Klux Clan.
This was followed with ‘This Land is Your Land, a song which has been taken up by protestors of the Donosaurus T. Rump’s immigration ban and proposed border walls. And we can’t forget the inclusive anthem, ‘Born This Way’ (read: Born This Gay) Even just the mention of the words gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered at the world’s biggest sporting event is a huge moment – let alone a song that celebrates inclusion and being true to ourselves.
Even with her incredible entrance being pre-filmed, we think Gaga knocked this out of the park (if you’ll allow us to mix our sports metaphors). The costumes, her incredible voice, and using her art to advocate for inclusion all exceeded the high standards we expect from the Super Bowl half time show.
So it kind of goes without saying that with Trumpy in charge and no real sign of relief anytime soon, who cares about America? God Bless Gaga!
Watch The Entire Show Here…
Go Gaga At Home…
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