How Lady Gaga Nailed Her Halftime Show
She championed the LGBTQ community with Vice President Mike Pence watching.
It's probably the toughest 15 minutes in show business. Tens of millions sit and judge a single performance. It's a gig that's resulted in scandal, in lawsuits, in infamy. And this year, after the divisive 2016 election, the time was perfect for Lady Gaga, an LGBTQ champion and politically active artist, to make a statement.
Gaga made her point during "Born This Way." With Vice President Mike Pence watching in the stadium, Gaga sang these words:
Don't be a drag, just be a queen / Whether you're broke or evergreen / You're black, white, beige, chola descent / You're Lebanese, you're Orient / Whether life's disabilities / Left you outcast, bullied, or teased / Rejoice and love yourself today / 'Cause baby you were born this way / No matter gay, straight, or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I'm on the right track baby / I was born to survive / No matter black, white or beige / Chola or orient made / I'm on the right track baby / I was born to be brave