Pop star Lady Gaga is no stranger to the spotlight, especially when it comes to making a bold statement. She revealed a shocking secret about her past at her Oscars performance—and this revelation is so shocking that even her close family was unaware of the truth.
Safe to say, her family’s reaction on #3 is one you won’t soon forget.
8. Lady Gaga Continuously Pushes The Envelope
Whether it be her outrageous makeup or individual fashion sense, Mother Monster isn’t afraid to stay true to herself. This includes standing up for those who don’t have a voice.
7. She Has A Strong Voice In The LGBT Community
This celebrity has been a strong advocate for LGBT rights, and her Born This Way Foundation strives to help underprivileged youth. Slide #4 shows she stands up for another cause that hits home.
6. Gaga’s Performances Never Disappoint
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From her stunning vocals to powerful lyrics, Lady Gaga always delivers an epic performance. Last year’s Oscar performance was no different, and her song choice had a lot of meaning behind it.
5. Her Performance Told A Powerful Tale
Gaga sang her hit song “Til It Happens To You,” which centers around the taboo topics of sexual assault and rape. The artist’s Oscar performance didn’t just feature herself; her special guests in the next slide were even more remarkable!
4. She Invited Survivors Onstage
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Gaga had 50 sexual assault survivors come on stage as she performed the song. “I could barely get myself together, the fear of knowing I would finally face that I belonged in that group,” Gaga revealed.
She received a call from her grandmother later that night, and it was time to face the truth!
3. Her Closest Family Didn’t Know She Was A Victim
Gaga revealed in 2014 that she was raped at the age of 19, but her grandmother and aunt first learned from her Oscar performance that she had been a victim of sexual assault.
“My darling granddaughter, I’ve never been more proud of you than I am today,” Gaga’s grandmother told her on the phone that same evening. Ten years of a secret had finally boiled over, and slide #1 reveals she isn’t the only one!
2. She Couldn’t Have Done It Without Support
The singer and songwriter revealed that the survivors she invited on stage gave her strength.
“Without them, I never could have felt strong. They accepted me for me, at my lowest and that was good enough for them, so somehow through the magic of their courage, they made it good enough for me too,” Gaga stated.
1. Other Celebs Have Stepped Forward
Actress Jaime King and reality television personality Jade Roper came forward with their stories of sexual assault only days after Gaga’s performance, revealing that her voice provided others with courage, too.
The pop star always has her heart in the right place, even when she is struggling herself!