On Wednesday, Lady Gaga honored the historic inaugurations of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice president of the United States. With the world watching and wearing a custom Schiaparelli dress featuring a peace dove, Gaga let loose the vocals we know she has.
Over the course of the past six months, the worldwide star has made herself not a staunch Biden ally. She has campaigned for him, performed at various events, and done all that she could to get him elected. Her performance of the National Anthem preceded other musical performances by Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks. Others like Demi Lovato have been tapped to sing at other inauguration events.
The performance followed an introduction by former presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. In it, she spoke of not only long-term history in terms of the construction of the Capitol Building, but also short-term history, referring to the violent resurrection that occurred only days ago. She also spoke of Harris' historic ascent as the first African American vice president, the first Asian American vice president, and the first woman vice president.
The event also featured a touch of snow.
On Tuesday, Gaga shared a message on Instagram. "I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans," she wrote. "A day for love, not hatred. A day for acceptance not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol."
Gaga last performed the National Anthem publicly five years ago at the Super Bowl.
"Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honor," she wrote Wednesday morning on Twitter ahead of her performance. "I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change—between POTUS 45 and 46. For me, this has great meaning."