With All Eye’s On Beyoncé… Gaga’s Shocking Admission About The National Anthem
Lady Gaga has never been one to shy away from shock and controversy, so as the other Super Bowl performer present at Beyoncé’s now infamous halftime show, it’s odd that she’s been so silent. As it turns out, while everyone was focused on the racist performer, the singer of the National Anthem that day made a shocking confession about the patriotic ballad that everyone seemed to miss.
Admittedly, I cringed when I heard that Lady Gaga was given the incredible honor of singing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl this year. Visions of her in a dress made of meat, making a mockery out of this tribute to our country, left me with little expectation that she would do it any justice.
To my complete shock, she not only belted out the lyrics beautifully with a grace that put Beyoncé’s disrespectful act to shame, but she sang it with tears in her eyes and sparked the same reaction in millions of Americans, who felt pride with each word of the song. Now, two days after her performance, she’s come clean about something surprising about that act, and honestly, I’m shocked and taken aback all over again.
Lady Gaga has been many things throughout her music career, all of which are eccentric and unexplained. But now she’s showed us a new side of her that’s a refreshing change for someone in the entertainment biz. In a statement about her experience singing at Super Bowl 50, she explained her patriotism and the reason why she sang the lyrics the way she did.
“I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean,” Gaga said, as reported by QPolitical. “They’ve been around a long time, so I thought about what they mean now, I just sang from my heart.” What she said next served as a fresh reminder about the fighting spirit of our country and the citizens who still stand for the flag with every breath in them.
“No matter what you go through, the same as our country, that metaphor of ‘but the flag was still there’ is so powerful for me every time,” she said. “I’m really singing it from the heart and I’m also singing it very true to the way it was written, because that’s when I think it sounds its most majestic. There’s no greater honor than standing next to the Color Guard, the Flag, the Army and the Military and singing the National Anthem.”
What a stark contrast from the racist and anti-American performance her Hollywood counterpart gave just an hour or so after this beautiful tribute to America. While Gaga paid homage to our great nation, Beyoncé perpetuated hate and divisiveness, and she backhanded every real American who bleeds red, white, and blue.