Just when we didn’t think we could stan Lady Gaga any more, the Academy Award-winning artist has shared a sweet message with the LGBTQI+ community as thousands and thousands flock to Sydney for Mardi Gras 2019.
Gaga and the co-writers of ‘Shallow’ – Mark Ronson and Anthony Rossomondo – won the Oscar for Best Original Song at this year’s ceremony.
Backstage, a journo asked Gaga if she had a message for Mardi Gras goers especially because ‘Shallow’ and all her bangers will undoubtedly be replayed over and over again.
“What I would love to say is one of the hardest things in life is to be brave enough to be yourself,” Gaga said. “I wish to everyone that is going to that celebration to feel a joy inside of them.”
“That’s actually what Bradley said to me yesterday right before we did our last rehearsal of this performance of ‘Shallow’. Let’s just drop a little bit of joy and I said ‘okay’ and turns out joy did a whole lot for me.
“So I’ll tell you something, I hope everybody there in Sydney feels so much joy and celebrates all sexual identities. And I also have a true dream in our future as we evolve as humanity that these award shows won’t be male and female but we’ll include everyone.”
Lady Gaga shares a message to those going to 2019 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: “I wish to everyone that is going to that celebration to feel a joy inside of them” #Oscars pic.twitter.com/Wg7kCfzIeM
— Variety (@Variety) February 25, 2019
The presidential vibes are real.
‘Shallow’ has absolutely cleaned up at this year’s awards season. The stunning ballad, from A Star Is Born, now has an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Grammy Award, and Critic’s Choice Award.
Gaga herself is now halfway to EGOT status – Emmy, Grammy, Academy Award, and Tony award – after picking up tonight’s Oscar.
Naturally, let us now rewatch Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s performance of ‘Shallow’ because it is simply everything and more.
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