Lady Gaga never stops being iconic.
While performing as a part of her Jazz & Piano residency in Las Vegas, the Oscar-winning pop star and actress reminded her fans that she’s not just an ally, but that she is also a queer icon herself. And PinkNews reports she brought up a classic story from early on in her career to show exactly what she means.
"I remember the guy I was dating..." Gaga recalled at the concert as she played part of "Poker Face" — her 2008 Billboard Hot 100-topping bop that became one of the best-selling pop singles of all time — on the piano. "I did an interview with Ellen about this song and I said, 'yeah I was thinking about women,' and he called me and he said, 'do you know I had to explain this to my mother?'"
Then Gaga turned to the audience with a smile, "'What that there’s people that are gay?'"
Gaga first explained that the song was about a female lover on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC One, where Ross first asked a transphobic question about rumors that Gaga had a penis. She played it off expertly, telling him what the line "bluffing with my muffin" really means.
"The song 'Poker Face' is about 'poker facing' with your sexuality. When I was making love to my old boyfriend, I used to think about women sometimes," Gaga revealed. "I actually never told him but I’m sure he’s watching now."
After taking time off because of the global pandemic, Lady Gaga returned to her Las Vegas residency this October for two weeks at the Park MGM. There’s no news yet on whether or not she’ll extend this residency or start up her pop residency Enigma any time soon.
Gaga is also currently in a fight with Kristen Stewart over who’s the front-runner for the Best Actress Oscar this awards season. Both actresses are starring as real-life people, with Stewart playing Princess Diana in the film Spencer and Gaga playing Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, who with her husband Maurizio Gucci, was part of Italy’s most notorious power couple — until she ordered his assassination.