Lady Gaga Wore A Bulletproof Vest To Sing At Biden’s Inauguration
American singer Lady Gaga has revealed she wore a bulletproof vest to sing the US national anthem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden in January.
The House of Gucci actress revealed the details of her inauguration performance in an interview with British Vogue published on Wednesday, November 3.
Describing the performance at the US Capitol as “one of the proudest days of my whole life,” Gaga told the magazine “, I felt a deep fear when Trump was president, and ushering 45 out, and 46 is something I’ll be able to tell my children all about.”
She also revealed that she was “singing in a Schiaparelli bulletproof dress” at the ceremony. According to Lady Gaga, if she hadn’t been a performer, one of her dreams was to become a “combat journalist.”
Gaga added: “When I was at the Capitol, the day before the inauguration, I remember walking around and looking for evidence of the insurrection.”
In January, Michael Golf of The New York Times had described Gaga’s performance at the inauguration as a “culmination of a years long relationship” in which Biden and Lady Gaga “have shared the spotlight.”
The singer had actively for Biden in the months leading up to the November 2020 election, and he introduced her at the Academy Awards in 2016.
Speaking beforehand about her performance, Gaga called singing the national anthem at the inauguration “my honor.”
She took to the stage just before Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn in at the inauguration and sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” while wearing a blue jacket and a voluminous red skirt.
In her British Vogue interview, the star also revealed that she had snopped around for signs of insurrection at the US Capitol.
“When I was at the Capitol, the day before the inauguration, I remember walking around and looking for evidence of the insurrection,” Gaga recounted.
The US Capitol had been stormed by Trump supporters days before the January inauguration in a perceived attempt to overturn the presidential election results.