Now playing – Do What U Want by Lady Gaga Featuring R.Kelly
This past Sunday (February 5), the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots went to battle. If you’re like me, you know nothing about football and only flip to Sportsnet to see the halftime show. After last year’s Beyonce Blackout, this year’s performer had a lot to live up to and she did not disappoint (Watch it Here).
Lady Gaga (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), started her career in theatre before she pursued music. You can hear and see some of her theatrical roots in songs like The Edge of Glory, Born This Way, Alejandro and Paparazzi.
Lady Gaga returned to acting roots in 2015 and show cased her talents as a lead in the popular show American Horror Story. She stayed true to herself and played a sex crazed, blood thirsty vampire named Elizabeth. A year later she was invited back to the show for another season to play a witch named Scathach.
It’s not only her talent that makes her so remarkable – Lady Gaga has been an advocate for many social issues. She has used her voice and her spotlight to bring light to issues such as equality and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual) rights and HIV/AIDS education. Her song Born This Way was the inspiration behind her foundation BTWF (Born This Way Foundation). This non-profit organization helps youth deal with self-confidence and well-being, as wells as anti-bulling and career development. She has also worked with Elton John in creating the Macy’s clothing line titled Love Bravery. 25% of every purchase will be donated to the BTW and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
If there’s one thing we can learn from Lady Gaga it’s to always be true to yourself and don’t give a hoot about what anyone else thinks.
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