Following the first few turbulent days of the Trump Administration, Lady Gaga is set to perform at the NFL Super Bowl LI Halftime Show. She is not only expected to perform, but we are all waiting to see what statement she will be making on one of America’s biggest stages.
The Mother Monster has revealed that she has been waiting for this moment her entire life and is ready to meet this moment head on. “I have been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I’m going to do,” Gaga said in recent remarks.
The talented singer and performer’s plan is still a mystery, but we hear there might be live animals, a performance on the roof of the stadium, no other headliners, and a possibility of shade being thrown at newly elected President Trump. Recently Gaga stated, “For me, it’s all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn’t normally come together,” implying that her message will be different from the tweets leaving the oval office.
Gaga has long been an advocate for the rights of the LGBT community and women’s rights. She was also seen protesting the night of Trump’s election outside of Trump Tower holding up a sign that read: ‘Love trumps hate.’ During the campaign, when asked about the then candidate in a BBC interview she responded with, “I have nothing to say of him [Trump]…”
One would wonder why the NFL would choose her to perform, knowing that she is such a loud voice for those who feel they have none, especially following all the heat Beyoncé received after last year’s appearance on the ‘biggest stage in the world.’ Not to mention that this year’s Super Bowl will be aired on FOX, a generally conservative news outlet.
With the added controversy of the petition to replace Gaga as the performer, she has a lot of pressure on her to deliver a stunning performance for her core fans, the LGBT community and women activist groups. Who knows? Maybe she will bring out Migos, Outkast, Jay-Z and Beyoncé after all.
Lady Gaga always gives us a show that leaves us in awe with a combination of breathtaking vocals and unapologetic, message-driven performances. All sides, whether it is the right wing, left wing, or independent, will be watching.
Catch Super Bowl LI this Sunday live from NRG Stadium in Houston. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX.