Misinformation strikes again!
Last night, the premiere for Paramount Pictures' oft pushed back Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, finally had its red-carpet premiere event aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, California, and though many of the action flick's stars were in attendance, including Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly, on the internet, one celeb's presence seemed like it was felt the most: Oscar-winning pop legend Lady Gaga, who sang the new song "Hold My Hand" from the film's soundtrack.
Here's the thing, though: Mother Monster didn't actually attend the event.
A parody fan account on Twitter called @FilmUphates -- not to be confused with the more popular @FilmUpdates account -- tweeted out a video of what appears to be Gaga flying into an unidentified event wearing an elaborate helicopter dress.
"Lady Gaga arrives in a flying dress to the #TopGunMaverick premiere," @FilmUphates wrote in their tweet.
As iconic as it would have been to have the House of Gucci alum make a grand entrance into the Top Gun: Maverick premiere (she IS known for some epic, red-carpet stunts, after all) wearing a high-powered, flying outfit, especially considering the film's heavy aeronautic themes, the clip was actually from a 2013 Artpop era event where Gaga was introducing everyone to VOLANTIS, the world's self-proclaimed "first flying dress."
Still, because the @FilmUphates account uses the same profile picture as the @FilmUpdates account, some people and publications thought the clip of a high-flying Gaga was actually from the Top Gun: Maverick event, and they ran with it.
While the news may have been fake, what's real is that Gaga's new song from the Maverick soundtrack, "Hold My Hand," is a masterpiece and deserves to be appreciated as such.
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