Super Bowl 2017 is here! Apart from the game, fans are crazy excited about Lady Gaga’s performance. One question persists: will Lady Gaga be political in her performance? Will she make a hit against President Donald Trump?
Update: Lady Gaga Super Bowl 2017 Halftime Performance
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We will know in a few minutes and Tripped Media will post the performance here. But one thing we know for sure — deliberately or not, her performance will be inevitably political.
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Beyonce and Lady Gaga to perform together?
Rumors have it that Lady Gaga and Beyonce will be performing on the same stage. While that rumor sounds naturally appealing, it also does not make a lot of sense. After all, Beyonce is pregnant and she is probably busy with a million things right now — including preparing for Coachella, which she has not cancelled by the way.
Gaga also rejected the rumors herself. “She’s always very inspiring and gives great advice, she’s a very focused and genuine performer,” Gaga said, as reported by ET Online.
She then explained that while she adores Beyoncé, the singer won’t be on stage with her. “I’m going to be taking the spirit of many performers with me on that stage when I go up there,” Gaga said. “I’m grateful to have wonderful women in this business that are supportive of me,” she added.
Lady Gaga Super Bowl LI Halftime Performance
One thing that fans cannot wait find out with Lady Gaga performing in this year’s Super Bowl is whether the artist will get political, as reported by Billboard.com. There is a great possibility that Lady Gaga will not and just focus on making viewers happy through music. After all, she’s been wanting to be perform on halfttimefor years, since she was just 4!
“I’ve been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I’m going to do,” Gaga shared recently. “For me, it’s all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn’t normally come together.”
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Damn if she did, Damn if she don’t
Regardless of whether Lady Gaga will use the opportunity to make a political statement, it already is. With half of the nation expecting her to put a jibe in at the current political system, doing or not doing so will already put her in a hard position. Stay quiet and people will say she wasted a good opportunity to change the country. Speak up and people will probably say she did not choose the right place and time to raise political awareness.
You can’t win. Beyonce struck a chord with her “Black Lives Matter” performance last year but still gained haters. If Lady Gaga chooses to do so, Telegraph UK reported that Trump will probably call her “underrated.” But not doing so will make her a Trump supporter in the eyes of some.